Jelani Maraj, the brother of female rapper Nicki Minaj, was arrested on Tuesday in New York for charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against a child under the age of thirteen.
Authorities said that the arraignment took place Thursday at Nassau University Medical Center where he had been hospitalized due to a medical condition.
Police said that the victim was twelve years old and someone that he had clear access to.
Nicki posted a one hundred thousand dollar bail to have Jelani released which included two of her homes as collateral.
Jelani was recently married in August of this year.