PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have not reached a verdict in the first day of deliberations in the trial of a New Jersey father accused of raping five of his daughters.

Deliberations started Tuesday afternoon and lasted for about two hours before concluding for the day.

The trial began Sept. 28 in state Superior Court in Paterson.

Jurors heard extremely graphic testimony from the man’s former wife and a daughter who says he raped her until she bore him a child.

The man testified that he loved his children and never harmed them.

The Associated Press doesn’t identify victims of sexual crimes and is not reporting the names of the man or his former wife to protect the identities of their children, now over 18.

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