A Kennebec County jury acquitted Lincoln County Deputy Kenneth L. Hatch III of two charges Monday, Nov. 20, but deadlocked on the remaining 20 charges that he sexually assaulted three girls and provided them marijuana.

The jury deliberated for nearly five hours Friday and about two hours Monday before announcing the outcome of its deliberations.

Hatch, 47, of Whitefield, was charged with 22 felonies — 11 counts of sexual abuse of a minor, three counts of unlawful sexual contact, and eight counts of aggravated furnishing of marijuana. The drug counts allege that he gave marijuana to two of his alleged victims in exchange for sex. In one of those instances, the state contends the marijuana came from evidence he had seized.

The jury acquitted Hatch of one count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of aggravated furnishing of marijuana.

The trial was held last week, with testimony beginning Monday, Nov. 13.

Hatch remains on unpaid leave from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office since he was charged in June 2016.

The story will be updated.