Jelani Maraj, 38, faces up to life in prison if jurors convict him of charges that he repeatedly raped an 11-year-old girl at his home in Baldwin, a Long Island suburb.
Furthermore, Maraj faces twenty-five years to life in incarceration and plans to appeal according to his attorney-at-law, David Schwartz. We'll keep you posted.
Maraj showed no emotion when the verdict was read, and State Supreme Court Justice Robert McDonald ordered him held without bail in Nassau County jail in East Meadow.
She told jurors that he had previously treated her like a daughter but told her that the abuse was her fault and that she "wanted it to happen". Robinson, who filed for divorce past year (16), denied the allegations during her testimony, while the court also heard evidence from the alleged victim and her younger brother, who claimed he walked in on Maraj assaulting the girl, who did not take the witness stand.
The girl's mother denied that the accusations were made up.
"We hope that today's verdict will help the family in the healing process and that it will close this bad chapter in their lives", she added. "The amount of evidence we have that wasn't allowed in this case is unbelievable". The girl's younger brother also testified at the trial that he witnessed one assault. Nicki Minaj did not testify, despite early reports that claimed she would. The prosecutor told the jurors it would be up to them to determine whether the testimony of the two children was credible. The prosecutor said DNA evidence recovered from the girl's pajama trousers was linked to Maraj.
But the defense told jurors the trousers were either cross-contaminated with other laundry, or the accuser's mother may have purposely rubbed Maraj's underwear on them. She did not appear in court for the proceedings.
She said Maraj's wife told her: "It's gonna take lots of money to get out of this one".
He will be sentenced on December 14; he was charged on a felony charge of predatory sexual assault on a child and endangering the welfare of a child.
After winning the first title, I was thankful for what I had, because most drivers don't ever make it to a title win. Here is what Hamilton had to say about not being distracted from racing in this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.
Hate-crime hoaxes seem to be on the rise, but the number is tiny compared with actual hate crimes, he said. The slurs were found in September at a dormitory that houses students attending the academy's prep school.
The term quickly wound up on clothing and merchandise after being splattered across memes and tweets across the internet. I try to show it through different outlets, like Saturday Night Live , showing people that I can be amusing .
The plan is to continue rolling out content on a regular basis, with your faction choice affecting outcomes well into the future. The mission will take place "during the days of the First Order's rise to power", according to EA.
He had 55 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns, playing an integral role in the team's Super Bowl championship season. Fellow tight ends Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers will be in line for additional snaps with the absence of Bennett.
US crude oil imports averaged about 7.4 million barrels per day last week, down by 194,000 barrels per day from the previous week. At 125.6 million barrels, nationwide distillate inventories were at their lowest since February, 2014.
Now we see the performance from the period beginning the first day of the current calendar or fiscal year up to the current date. Credit Suisse Group restated an outperform rating on shares of NVIDIA Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 31st.
"It levels the playing field for our business so they don't ship jobs overseas anymore", Ryan said at a weekly press conference. As for the hard -fought compromise, he said, "I think it'd be hard not to have it in the final bill".
When you've finished breakfast Audrey Hepburn-style, you can marvel at $95 "paper" cups, $300 yo-yos and $575 tin cans. The Blue Box Café will serve American classics made with the highest quality, regionally sourced ingredients.
Developers in the US reportedly saw the the Apple Pay Cash option appear in the Messages app on the iOS 11 .2 beta this week. To add a card, open the Wallet app tap the "+" icon in the top-right corner scan your card enter the requested information .
Ford, Zotye Sign $756 Million Electric-Vehicle Deal
The company sold more than 22,500 electric vehicles there through October of this year, a 14 percent increase year-over-year. Between the three partnerships , Ford says it plans for 70 percent of its vehicles sold in China by 2025 to be electrified.
Democrats Win Seats in Delaware County, Nationwide
Landau said Democrats focused on getting out their voters. "We were very reactionary", she said of preparing this year's budget. Landau said voters got "your vote really counts and the most important thing you can do is come out in this election".
Decatur County Veterans Day events
He says the ringing of the bell will be at 11 a.m. - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It will be the school's first Facebook Live event, and can be viewed as it happens on Irving's Facebook page.
Respawn Is Now Officially A Part Of EA
The big news of the day for Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is certainly that they are being acquired by EA . Zampella has this to say to people who are anxious about what toll the acquisition might take on Respawn's games.
Vodafone partners CityFibre to roll out FTTP services to UK
The deal will up the pressure on BT, which owns the majority of Britain's broadband infrastructure through subsidiary Openreach. The agreement only addresses the consumer side with Vodafone and they have some exclusivity during the build cycle.