CONWAY, S.C. (WKRN) – A man accused of sexually assaulting his nephew’s girlfriend was severely beaten before police arrived.
According to WLS-TV, the assault happened early Thursday morning in a South Carolina home.
The victim’s boyfriend says he found 52-year-old William Mattson assaulting his girlfriend after he dropped her off at his father’s house, where Mattson also lived.
When police arrived, they found Mattson with severe injuries from a beating.
Authorities did not release the identity of who hit him. They say the person was “acting in defense for the victim.”
Mattson was arrested and charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct.
*WLS-TV contributed to this story.