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Mason City man charged after abusing woman

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MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- A Mason City man has been charged after allegedly abusing a woman.

William Purvis, 58, is charged with first degree sexual abuse, domestic assault, and willful injury.

He's accused of beating a woman so severely that she needed to be rushed to the Emergency Room.

Police arrested Purvis Sunday evening.

The woman had sent a cry for help through a Facebook message to one of her friends who then called the police.

Purvis is being held on $150,000 bond and is expected to appear in court next Friday.

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