Nicki Minaj's older brother has been accused of raping a child younger than 13 several times between April and November.
Jelani Maraj, 37, of Baldwin, was arraigned Thursday in a Long Island hospital on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against a child, a Nassau County court official said. He was arrested on Tuesday but suffered an unknown medical condition that required him to be arraigned two days later at Nassau University Medical Center.
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Investigators wrote in court documents that the victim was younger than 13 and that Maraj raped the child several times. Some details in the court documents were blacked-out by a judge.
A spokesman for the district attorney's office declined to comment on the allegations.
Minaj, who won two American Music Awards last month for favorite artist and album-rap/hip-hop, did not immediately comment through a representative.
Minaj, who was raised in nearby Queens and turns 33 next week, attended her brother's wedding last summer on Long Island, according to numerous media reports.