Jelani Maraj’s trial kicked off last week in Long Island, New York, where he stands accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter.
Minaj reportedly never agreed to take the stand despite her brother’s legal team’s claim that she would.
TMZ reached out to Maraj’s attorney about whether or not Minaj would ultimately testify. He reportedly said, “I have no idea, we’ll see.”
During the trial, the alleged victim’s 10-year-old brother took the stand and testified that he saw Maraj in the basement with his sister. He said her pants were “around her ankles” and he thought something “wasn’t right.”
The boy also said Maraj threatened him and abused him to stop him from saying anything.
If he’s convicted, he could face life in prison.
(The original version of this article was published on October 20, 2017 and can be found below.)