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.
Considering that the stock daily volume of 24.46 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. "Industries across the world are accelerating their adoption of AI", he said.
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.
As of this writing, Jiang Xiao Bai is offering 28 limited sets of a "lifetime supply" of baijiu for ¥11,111 ($1,672). The first year did only $7.5 million in sales, but just five years later, that record was broken in 12 hours.
At a victory speech on Tuesday evening, Hurst thanked voters and said it was a time of tremendous opportunity for his district. Hurst and Parker had been dating for nine months and had just moved in together at the time of her death.
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.
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.
Federer took the court wearing a kilt and Murray sported a tartan hat, much to the approval of the 1,100 people in the crowd. TENNIS ace Roger Federer received the sweetest welcome when he touched down in Scotland today - from Andy Murray's granny.
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.
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.
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.
Noticeable Price Moves: JC Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)
This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. Penney Company, Inc. 28,422,477 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 19,062,703.
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.
SC hear plea for probe into medical admission scam
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.
Self-driving bus crashes on very first day at work
For the foreseeable future, though, self-driving vehicles will need to be able to coexist with those driven by humans. A new self-driving shuttle crashed on its first day of service in Las Vegas, reported The Independent .
That naked auto crash in Edmonton was actually a kidnapping
A police statement said: 'The RCMP believe that this was a targeted incident and that all parties were known to each other'. When authorities responded to a auto accident on Monday in Alberta, Canada , they found a carload of naked people.