The jury includes seven women, five men and six alternates, who were seated on Monday.
The jurors selected to preside over Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial will remain anonymous and be indentified only by their number.
However, the 12-person panel answered questions on the public record, with their names kept under seal.
The selected group of jurors includes a broad cross-section of New York City and neighbouring counties.
One juror, who is a Bronx resident that worked as a trader’s assistant, said on November 16 that Epstein “was charged with a crime involving young women and she allegedly was an accomplice.”
Another, a 35-year-old from Manhattan with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and communications, said: “She [Maxwell] worked with him prior, like outside of the scandal, and may have been involved with it, but I don’t really follow it super well so that’s about it.”
A 28-year-old working towards a master’s degree in public administration, expressed “no doubt” about being able to decide the case fairly – adding that they had previously heard about Epstein but not Maxwell.
This juror’s continuing studies hit a roadblock during the Covid pandemic due to their “vaccination status”.
Among the panel is also a 60-year-old with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s in public affairs.
Additionally, there is a 43-year-old Westchester resident who obtained a master’s degree from Columbia.