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Bradford County Correctional Deputy charged with capital sexual battery

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Updated: 1/13 4:13 pm
BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators tell Action News they are looking into the possibility of other victims in the case against a Bradford County Correctional deputy charged with capital sexual battery.

Robert Melton, 59, had been a Bradford County corrections officer since 2007.  He is being held at an undisclosed county jail on $85,000 bond.

A spokesman for the Sheriff's Office said deputies are checking names of other potential victims who may have been victimized as children.

Investigator raided Melton's home and shed in Starke. While being questioned, he submitted a handwritten resignation.

Melton is only charged with capital sexual battery on a person under the age of 12.

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