Nicki Minaj will have her work cut out for her when she eventually takes the stand on her big brother’s behalf in his child-rape trial — the 12-year-old victim’s medical records strongly suggest she was having sex, according to graphic testimony.
“A tear from penetration injury,” Dr. Aaron Miller said Friday as he showed jurors examination photos during the first full day of testimony in Nassau County Supreme Court against Jelani Maraj, the rapper’s brother.
“I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that [the girl’s] medical exam can prove penetration,” he said.
Maraj, who was married to the girl’s mother, was raping the girl as often as four times a week, prosecutor Emma Slane told jurors in openings on Thursday.
But in cross-examining the doctor, Maraj attorney David Schwartz tried to imply the young girl was just sleeping with another teenager.
“Assume the patient has a boyfriend who is 15 and she’s having sex for six months,” Schwartz asked the doctor. “Are those findings consistent with having sex with a 15-year-old boyfriend?”
The judge did not allow the doctor to answer the speculative question.
Maraj hopes to prove that the girl was forced to make up her abuse claims by his estranged wife, the girl’s mother, Jacqueline Robinson, who then tried to extort $25 million from the rap superstar to make the case “go away.”
The defense plans to call the rapper to the stand to tell jurors about the alleged extortion plot.