Montgomery man charged with rape of elderly woman

Montgomery man charged with rape of elderly woman
Ronald Young (Source: Montgomery County Jail)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a man on a first-degree rape charge, according to court documents.

Ronald Edward Young, 59, is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female “who was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated,” court documents stated.

According to Montgomery County Chief Deputy District Attorney Loria James, the victim is an elderly woman who has dementia. She and Young knew each other, James confirmed.

James said a family member found video of the suspect allegedly committing a sex act against the victim, then called police and the Alabama Department of Human Resources to report their discovery.

James said the incident allegedly happened in August. The victim has since moved away from Alabama, she added, but is said to be doing well.

Young was arrested on Thursday and taken to the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

A judge set Young’s bond at $750,000. James said part of the reason for the higher bond amount is due to the defendant’s past failures to appear in court for prior, unrelated cases.

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