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Randy O'Brien's judge and jury trial began at the Moncton Court of Queen's Bench on March 25. (CBC)

The jury in the trial of a former Shediac daycare operator facing child pornography-related charges has begun deliberations.

Randy O'Brien has pleaded not guilty to attempting to procure child pornography and two counts of trying to counsel two minors to produce child pornography.

The jury heard closing arguments on Wednesday morning and was released by Moncton Court of Queen's Bench Justice Jean-Paul Ouellette at about 2:30 p.m. after being reminded of their responsibilities.

The jurors — six men and six women — will be kept sequestered until a unanimous verdict is reached.

The trial, which began on March 25, is centered around the testimony of two teenage witnesses, following events they claim happened on a Saturday afternoon in August of 2011.

They testified O'Brien offered them $200 for pictures in a bikini and $500 for naked pictures.

Last week, the defence argued the credibility of the two girls is questionable, offering pictures of them on Facebook, wearing bikinis and other photos of them consuming alcohol.

In response, the Crown argued that many people that age have tried alcohol and that the girls are normal and credible witnesses.

There is a publication ban on any information that would identify the two alleged victims.