Leon County sheriff's investigators arrested Bailiff Rick Dyke. They say the incident took place 27 years ago years before Dyke joined LCSO.
The victim came forward in January; the resulting investigation led the case towards the bailiff.
The seriousness of the crime means Dyke can still be prosecuted.
MAJ Michael Wood of the Leon County Sheriff's Office says, "This particular offense is a capital offense, therefore there is no statute of limitations on it. Therefore the time span is irrelevant."
Dyke is on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the case. Investigators feel pretty confident that Dyke does not have multiple victims.