Former Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Deputy Kenneth Hatch III is scheduled to plead Friday, Jan. 26, but details of the plea deal have not been made public.

Hatch, a Whitefield resident, 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. He was accused of sexually assaulting three girls and providing them marijuana and alcohol in exchange for sex.

A jury in Kennebec County found Hatch not guilty Nov. 20 on one count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of aggravated furnishing of marijuana. But the jury deadlocked on the other 20 charges.

This week, the Maine Attorney General's Office filed in the Lincoln County court a new single Class D charge of providing a place for minors to consume alcohol. A Class D offense carries a maximum potential sentence of a year in jail.

Assistant Attorney General John Risler said he could not comment on what the filing of the new charge means for the remaining charges.

Hatch was fired last month following a lengthy internal investigation. Hatch had been on unpaid leave from the Sheriff’s Office since he was charged in June 2016.

Hatch's attorney, Richard Elliott, could not be reached for comment.