Jelani Maraj, 37, was arrested last December for allegedly raping the girl in Long Island, New York, on more than one occasion in 2015.He faces 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted.
According to UK Daily Mail,on August 18, Maraj’s wife, Jacqueline Robinson, filed divorce papers in Nassau County, just days before the couple would have celebrated their one-year anniversary.
When Maraj was arrested in December 2015, Minaj, 33, posted his $100,000 bond. The bond was guaranteed by Minaj’s two homes she owns in nearby Baldwin, New York.
At the time, Maraj argued that the 12-year-old girl who accused him of rape confused him for a different man.
Last week, he was given four days to decide if he will take a 15 year plea deal, which prosecutors offered him last month, the New York Daily News reported.