Alleged rape suspect severely beaten by victim’s acquaintance

Courtesy: Horry County Sheriff’s Office

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CONWAY, S.C. (WIS) – After learning that a friend had been sexually assaulted, an acquaintance of the victim took matters into his own hands.

On Thursday morning, officers were called to a home following a sexual assault.

When police arrived, they found 52-year-old William Mattson beaten and bloodied in the home.

The victim told officers that Mattson had sexually assaulted her.

Investigators did not say exactly who beat Mattson, but said the person was “acting in defense for the victim.”

Mattson was arrested for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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