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Nicki Minaj's brother found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor

Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCFollowing trial proceedings that began in New York on October 19, Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, was found guilty of predatory sexual assault on Thursday, the Nassau County DA's office tells ABC News. 

Maraj faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison and will be sentenced on December 14.  

District Attorney Madeline Singas said, "We hope that today's verdict will help the family in the healing process and that it will close this terrible chapter in their lives." 

As previously reported, Maraj was arrested in December of 2015 on allegations that he had been sexually assaulting his 11-year-old stepdaughter, over the course of several months. 

At the time, he entered a plea of not guilty.

It was reported last month that Nicki decided she would not testify on her brother's behalf in court. 

It's currently unknown if Maraj will try to appeal his verdict. 

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