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William Mattson. Courtesy Conway Police Department.

William Mattson. Courtesy Conway Police Department.

CONWAY, South Carolina – Early New Year’s Day a man was arrested after being caught in the middle of committing a sexual assault, according to the Conway Police Department.

When officers arrived, the suspect, 52 -year-old William Mattson, was badly beaten and it was determined the injuries were from someone acting in defense of the victim.

Mattson was then arrested, taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center and has since been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.