PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 24:  Bill Cosby speaks to the media as he leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse May 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jury selection entered day three in Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges.  (Photo by Nate Smallwood-Pool/Getty Images)

Norristown, Pennsylvania (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 10:27 a.m. ET]

The judge in the Bill Cosby trial declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case. The jurors -- five women and seven men -- were unable to come to a unanimous decision in a courtroom battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past. Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

A deadlocked jury—where the jurors cannot agree over the defendant's guilt or innocence—is a common reason for declaring a mistrial.