Jury in Ghislaine Maxwell trial resumes deliberations, asks for office supplies and transcripts

The jury requested transcripts, multi-colored sticky notes, whiteboard paper and highlighters.

Updated: December 27, 2021 - 5:11pm

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The jury in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell returned to deliberate, and requested office supplies and transcripts Monday after a four-day Christmas break. 

The 12-person panel in the Manhattan federal court requested around 10:30 a.m. for Judge Alison Nathan to send multi-colored sticky notes, whiteboard paper and highlighters, The New York Post reported.

The group also asked for the definition of the word "enticement" and a transcript of testimony from a prosecution witness who testified under the pseudonym "Matt" and from former Palm Beach police officer Gregory Parkinson who spoke about a search of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's Florida Mansion in 2005.

The 60-year-old British socialite faces six charges relating to grooming women as young as 14 to be used sexually by her boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell's defense attorneys argue that she is a stand-in for Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019 while awaiting federal sex-trafficking charges.

Matt told the jury that he dated "Jane," one of four Maxwell accusers who testified. Last week the Jury asked to review testimony from Epstein's former housekeeper Juan Patricio Alessi and the four women, The Associated Press reported.

Jane was 14 when she met Epstein, and Matt said she described him as a "godfather" who helped pay her family's bills following her father's death. 

Matt said Jane told him that she felt more comfortable around Epstein because a woman was there. She later told him that the woman was Maxwell.

The New York Post reported that the jury has deliberated for more than 17 hours so far. Maxwell faces up to 70 years in prison if convicted on all charges.