Rockland, ME — A highly-decorated veteran deputy of the Lincoln county Sheriff’s Office was indicted this week on 21 counts related to the alleged sexual assaults of multiple young girls throughout his career in law enforcement.
Deputy Kenneth L. Hatch III, 46, was originally arrested last June on multiple counts of sexual abuse against one girl. However, on Tuesday, as reported by Bangor Daily News, a Knox County grand jury indicted Hatch on 10 counts of sexual abuse of a minor, three counts of unlawful sexual contact and eight counts of aggravated furnishing of marijuana in connection with alleged incidents against three victims.
One of his alleged victims was a six-year-old girl whom over the years was repeatedly violated by this monster.
In 2004, according to court records, Hatch is accused of sexually assaulting the young girl. According to Assistant Attorney General John Risler, who presented the case to the grand jury, the indictments allege Hatch continued to sexually assault the same girl and provided her with marijuana into her teen years.
According to the report in Bangor Daily News:
In an affidavit filed in June in Wiscasset Unified Criminal Court, Detective Peter Lizanecz of the Maine attorney general’s office wrote that the teen told Augusta police in May that when she was 14 years old, Hatch offered her marijuana in exchange for sex in the back seat of his cruiser.
The young girl also alleged that as a child Hatch would give her cigarettes, alcohol, money, and marijuana as he continued to rape her in the back of his patrol car, while on duty.
During his more than a decade of sexual assault on children, Hatch was the recipient of the department’s highest honor.
After joining the department, Hatch was named Deputy of the Year. Also, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Brackett, Hatch was presented with a …