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Md. Jury Will Resume Deliberations In Deaf School Abuse Case Wednesday

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A jury continues its deliberations in the case of a former Maryland School for the Deaf employee accused of sexually abusing young girls in his care.

Derek Valcourt explains the jury appears to be having trouble reaching a unanimous verdict.

They apparently passed a note to the judge saying as much. At one point, the judge called each juror up to the bench individually and asked them a series of questions, then sent them right back in to deliberations.

Former Maryland School for the Deaf dormitory counselor Clarence Taylor, 38, is accused by seven adolescent girls of groping them outside of their clothes while they were students at the school prior to 2011.

Taylor took the stand to deny the allegations and said any touching of the girls was accidental and not sexual in nature.

Some of the girls testified he not only groped them, he kissed them, exchanged text messages with them and even asked for topless photos.

Taylor and his attorney countered that the girls were making up the stories and that some of them had crushes on Taylor.

Jurors deliberated on Friday and continued those deliberations all day on Tuesday.

Despite indicating their difficulty reaching a unanimous verdict, the jurors voted to resume their deliberations Wednesday morning.

If convicted, Taylor faces the possibility of up to 175 years in prison.

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