Jelani Maraj, 38, faces up to life in prison after he was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering welfare of a child for having repeated sexual contact with an 11-year-old girl at his home in Baldwin. He'll be sentenced on December 14. Her younger brother also testified against Maraj.
The verdict in the trial of Jelani Maraj capped a sordid three-week Nassau County Court prosecution rife with horrific testimony from the shaken accuser about the unrelenting abuse. He is now in Nassau County Jail and is set to be sentenced next month.
The young girl, who is now 14, testified in court that her stepfather anally raped her at one point, and then slapped her in her face and told her to keep quiet about what was happening.
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline SIngas said in a statement to PEOPLE: "Justice demanded that his defendant be held accountable for these heinous acts and we are thankful to the jury for their careful deliberation". The charges carry the potential for 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced December 14.
Police confirmed that they had found Maraj's semen on the girl's pajamas, but the defense claimed the girl and her mother planted the evidence. "The amount of evidence we have that wasn't allowed in this case is unbelievable". Civil attorney James R. Ray III briefly represented the mother and testified that he did demand $25 million from Maraj after he was arrested. If she refused his advances, he physically attacked her, she testified, according to Brosh.
Naclerio, the only juror who spoke after the trial, said the victim's mother's alleged comment about money could have been "about a lot of different things", including "how much it was going to cost them in lawyer fees".
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Saturday is Veterans Day , but on Friday, Windom held a program was held to honor those who've served. Ray Moore, of Aurora, a World War II veteran, spoke matter-of-factly about his service to his country.
Harris' congressional office referred questions to his campaign, which did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Reynolds supports Moore and says if the candidate steps down now, that would mean surrendering to Democrat Doug Jones .
Fried explained that this is a reflection of how the brain reacts to different things and situations around us. It can be due to a significant lack of sleep that causes disrupted brain cell function, a new study confirms.
The Government also shut off the so-called "double Irish", which allowed companies to funnel profits into tax havens. With this maneuver, the group disclosed lower profits than it had in reality and paid fewer taxes.
Boucher and his lawyer, Matthew Baker, agreed to a pre-trial conference scheduled for November 30 to review the charges. Boucher, an anesthesiologist and "pain specialist", have been arguing about each other's lawn maintenance for years.
The new AR operating system is also dubbed "rOS", much like tvOS is for Apple TV and macOS is for Macs, Bloomberg reported . In a recent earnings report , CEO Tim Cook said that the AR technology will "change the way we use technology forever".
Priti Patel met with Netanyahu, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and other officials while on a family vacation in Israel in August. Ms Patel apologised for arranging and reporting the meetings "in a way which did not accord with the usual procedures".
In the case of Los Angeles, Uber has 20 strategically placed locations around the city for the Uber network. The company is looking to expand business with electric air taxis that will run in urban areas.
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Kevin Spacey Cut From Ridley Scott Movie
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Minneapolis elects transgender woman to City Council
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Reds Barnhart wins Rawlings Gold Glove
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Scientists: Sheep recognize faces as people
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