ROCKLAND, Maine (WABI) - More than a dozen child sexual abuse charges will be dropped against a former Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy when he appears in court on Friday.
In a deal with prosecutors, Kenneth Hatch pled no contest to providing alcohol to minors.
Twenty other charges will be dismissed.
Hatch will have to pay a $1,000 fine.
In November, a jury found him not guilty of sexually abusing a minor and aggravated furnishing of marijuana.
The judge declared a mistrial on 20 charges when the jury couldn't reach a verdict.
Prosecutors were left to decide whether to re-try hatch, which led to the plea deal.
Several alleged victims spoke in court Friday against Hatch.
"I think the important thing is that those young women were incredibly strong in choosing to come out and tell what happened to them," said Assistant Attorney General, John Risler. "And, I think that they're stronger today than they were at the beginning of this and there was great investigation by Detective Peter Luzanic and we really did everything we could to prosecute this case to the full extent of the law."
Hatch was fired as a deputy. His lawyer says the deal means Hatch will never work in law enforcement again.