Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for predatory sexual assault against a child, TMZ reports and a court spokesperson confirmed to Pitchfork. He was also sentenced to 364 days in prison for endangering the welfare of a child. Maraj was found guilty of the crimes after a trial in 2017.

When reached by Pitchfork, Jelani Maraj’s attorney David M. Schwartz said, “We will be appealing this excessive sentence. There was clear juror misconduct amongst other issues.”

Jelani Maraj was first charged in the case back in April 2016. He was accused of repeatedly raping his stepdaughter, beginning when she was 11 years old. Schwartz had claimed at various points that the girl’s allegations against Maraj were part of her mother’s $25 million extortion scheme. In October 2019, a Nassau County judge denied Maraj and Schwartz’s bid to have the verdict overturned.