updated 11/25/2008 12:07:17 PM ET 2008-11-25T17:07:17

A British court official says a juror was dismissed from a sex abuse trial after discussing the case on Facebook.

Court administrator Peter Carr says the female juror posted details of the case on the social networking site and asked her online friends whether they thought the defendants were guilty.

That violated rules banning British jurors from talking about cases outside court.

Carr says she was removed from the trial at Burnley Crown Court in northwest England on Nov. 18 after her online indiscretions came to light. The case continued with a jury of 11 people. Carr declined to identify the juror by name or give her age.

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