As the case for Jelani Maraj is heading to a close, and Jelani’s future is now in the hands of the jury for deliberation NOW.
The prosecution is now put in their closing argument.
Via THE NY DAILY MAIL:
The prosecution and the defense presented closing arguments to the jury at Nassau County Court Monday in the trial of Jelani Maraj, who allegedly raped his stepdaughter when she was 11 years old.
Defense attorney David Schwartz, over more than two hours, hammered home his theory that the girl, now 14, and her mother concocted the allegations to extort $25 million from Maraj’s rap star sister Nicki Minaj.
Prosecutor Emma Slane took far less time to sum up the arguments from her point of view.
“[The victim] herself told you everything you need to know to find the defendant guilty,” Slane said.
“She described oral sex, she described vaginal sex, she described anal sex,” she said. “Through her testimony alone you know the defendant is guilty.”
Slane asked the jury why the girl would give up a home in Baldwin and a family unit for a “basement apartment” and “a sectional sofa” where she lives now.
“All of this in the name of a lie?” she asked, before urging the jury to find 38-year-old Maraj guilty.
As we know it Nicki Minaj’s brother is currently linked to the rape and molestation of a child who was his step daughter. She gets super graphic in her testimony, the young girl told authorities that the abuse began in their Long Island home.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again OUR BLACK GIRLS ARE AT RISK.
He would call me his puppet and [say] I had no say in what he did to me,” the girl said, wearing glasses and with hair pulled back in a ponytail on the stand.
“It was a Saturday morning,” she said. “I had went to him to go say ‘good morning.’ I had hugged him as usual. I went to go lie next to him as I usually do. When I did that, he told me to go close the door. He told me to take off my pants. Then he told me to come under the covers with him and he started caressing me.”
Maraj then had sex with the preteen and ejaculated in her mouth, she said. He then allegedly began frequently raping the little girl after school.
“We would have sex in his bedroom, in my bedroom, in the basement,” she said.
Maraj tried to make her think the attacks were her fault, telling the young victim she was sending him signals, she told the court .
“He had mentioned I was brushing myself on him and that I wanted it to happen,” she said.
Maraj started sodomizing her over the summer, she said.
“He used lubricant and told me to breathe properly and not to clench so it wouldn’t hurt so much,” she said. “It hurt. I told him to stop and tried to push him away.”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is why 80% of Black girls don’t make it to adulthood without being raped or abused because this dude over here is touching them. And some people will sit back and defend the bull shit or laugh about it as if it’s something funny.
I’m also pretty sure that the people who laugh and make jokes ab0ut it are the main ones who have pedophilic urges or they are the ones who have been molested. THINK ON THAT ONE!