Prosecutors said DNA evidence recovered from the girl's pajama trousers was linked to Maraj.
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. Her brother, a witness, testified that Maraj threatened to have him removed from his family if he spoke about the abuse.
The case was handed to the jury, made up of eight men and four women, on Wednesday (08Nov17).
His sentence will be handed down next month - and he faces 25 years to life behind bars.
Maraj was arrested December 1, 2015, on charges of predatory assault, second-degree course of sexual conduct and a misdemeanor charge of acting in a manner likely to injure a child.
"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", District Attorney Madeline Singas said.
Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement after the verdict that "justice demanded" Maraj "be held accountable for these heinous acts".
The prosecutor told the jurors it will be up to them to determine whether the testimony of the two children was credible. He told the court he had made the monetary demand but that the girl's mother was in the dark.
James R. Ray III, the previous defence attorney in the case, was sacked for demanding $25 million from Maraj following his arrest to settle a potential lawsuit. If she refused his advances, he physically attacked her, she testified, according to Brosh. She later fired Ray as her attorney. He will be sentenced on December 14. And Jelani Maraj did not testify in his own defense.
After phone calls and meetings, he drove her to his home some days later and kissed her, the Post quotes Corfman as saying. Other Republicans have responded in the wake of The Washington Post story that came out late Thursday.
He also said that the allegations made by some lawyers against the Chief Justice should be treated as contempt of court. It directed the CBI to produce these documents in sealed cover before Constitution Bench on the coming Monday.
Television streaming service Hulu is the first media streaming app available for download on the Nintendo Switch . Hulu only seems to be going live on the USA eShop for now, but this is definitely a sign of things to come.
She reportedly said her mother assured her she had received legal advice that indicated it was not a crime for them to Wednesday . Investigators told KFOR that 43-year-old Patricia Spann lost custody of Misty, 26, and two other children when they were young.
During the visit she was treated to a Chinese folk song, courtesy of the young students, and also signed a panda print. In the video, the billionaire tycoon can be seen greeting Chinese president Xi Jinping and wife Madame Peng Liyuan .
The buyer? None other than entertainment reporter and former host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous , Robin Leach . Leach was both the auctioneer and winning bidder, as he seemingly couldn't resist owning a piece by Spears.
The army chief had earlier confirmed Jadhav's death sentence after a court martial found him "guilty of all charges". However, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stopped Pakistan from carrying out the punishment on May 18.
Targeting the mosquito population of an entire city would require the weekly production of millions of the special mosquitoes. The idea is that infected males will mate with females, and the Wolbachia strain will prevent the offspring from surviving.
Previously, Styles held the WWE Championship for 140 days until losing it to John Cena in January at the Royal Rumble . Tuesday on SmackDown , AJ Styles ' shocking triumph over Jinder Mahal sent waves of elation thought the WWE Universe.
McAdoo has already relinquished play-calling duties mid-season in an attempt to help the offense turn itself around. I had a couple conversations over the last couple weeks, and I welcome those conversations.
Her claims were made to the Portuguese newspaper Expresso during an event in Lisbon to discuss equal pay and women's equality. I didn't get to tell him directly, 'Don't ever touch me!' That's the way I've always handled things.
Charlie Sheen Denies Corey Haim Sexual Assault Allegation
Tragic actor Corey Haim's mother has shot down reports suggesting her late son was raped by Charlie Sheen when he was a teenager. Oz released a clip of his interview with Haim's mom Judy (above) who says Sheen is NOT the person who abused her son.
Is this the new Stars Wars trilogy you're looking for?
The studio and the filmmaker have struck a deal to develop a new " Star Wars " trilogy, Disney Chairman Bob Iger announced. He will write and direct the first movie in the new trilogy, which Lucasfilm has not announced a timeline for.
Harry Potter to come under augmented reality spell
Despite previously denying that it had any plans to make a Harry Potter AR game, Niantic has partnered with Warner Bros. Details on the game are pretty scarce, so it's not clear what the game will involve or what its mechanics will be.
Tata Motors Reports Three-Fold Rise in Q2 to Rs 2483 Crore
The second-quarter retail sales at JLR grew 5% to 1.49 lakh units, with its top market China clocking an increase of 27%. The company said it plans to spend 4 billion pounds in JLR this fiscal year to boost capacity and launch new products.
Top SmackDown Stars Sent Home From European Tour
A story broke earlier today that Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn were sent home from WWE 's Europen tour for disciplinarian reasons . The incident came when Owens and Zayn did do what they were told to do following Zayn's singles match against Kofi Kingston .