Baton Rouge police: Walker man arrested in rape of young woman with Asperger’s syndrome _lowres

Ron Charles Monroe

Police on Monday arrested a Walker repairman who is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.

Ron Charles Monroe, 49, had been doing home repairs at the woman’s Baton Rouge home since August, the Baton Rouge police report says.

On Oct. 30, the woman, who lives with her mother, was home alone. Monroe, who is the owner of Big Gun’s Home Maintenance, came by the house about 8:30 a.m. to pick up a check the woman’s mother had left for him and apply a coat of paint on the stairs, the report says.

Monroe began talking with the woman and asked her to go into the media room, where he removed her clothes, raped her and took five nude photos of her, according to the report.

Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder considered to be on the “high functioning” end of the spectrum, and affected children and adults often have difficulty with social skills and interactions, according to the Autism Speaks website.

Monroe, 13080 Whit Holden Road, Walker, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of first-degree rape and sexual battery.