Douglas Acquitted of Two Charges 

Midway through his jury trial, a judge acquitted Michael Douglas, 43, of two charges of possessing child pornography, but will allow testimony to continue on the two remaining charges.The former Junior High science teacher had been charged on four counts of possession of sexually explicit materials depicting a minor.Douglas was accused of having the materials on both the laptop issued to him at the Thorndike school and on his home computer in Augusta.The indictments against Douglas were from Waldo County and Kennebec County.Justice Jeffrey Hjelm granted a defense motion to acquit Douglas of two of the charges in the indictment from Waldo County due of a lack of evidence that Douglas had possession of anything other than the laptop itself and could not prove Douglas was aware it contained images of child pornography.The trial will continue tomorrow in Sagadahoc County Superior Court on the other two counts.