Published: Jun 06, 2012 11:51 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 06, 2012 11:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff is giving us more in sight into the arrest of a former deputy who is now behind bars. Charged with possessing child porn, Ken Barton was accused of sexual misconduct while he was on the job.  Allegations came to light in 2007 when a girl came forward calling barton "Uncle Ken" and claimed that in the early 1980's when she was 6 to 10 years old, Barton had sexually assaulted her. The investigation into that accusation subsequently led to another accusation that Barton had carried on an affair in the early '80s with a young lady in the Explorer program in Englewood which Barton was running.

An internal affairs investigation in 2007 of then deputy Ken Barton sustained the allegations of the affair with the teen, but back then the affair was not considered a crime. 

"We did not have a crime so we were actually investigating policy violations," said Sheriff Bill Cameron. 

On the original allegation, The sheriff says the department found enough evidence to file a warrant request  with the State Attorney's office, but the State Attorney's Office says there was not enough evidence to build a case a quarter of a centery after the alleged crime. They also pointed out that the memory of the victim left quite a few gaps in her story.

As for this latest case, Sheriff Cameron was quick to point out that his agency participated with the F.B.I. in Barton's arrest yesterday.

"The innocent images task force that is doing these investigations- i have a detective assigned to that task force," said Cameron. 

He was also quick to distance his agency from Barton pointing out that the crimes that Barton have been accused of happened five years after Barton left the agency.