austin powers actor charged in gang rape

I really really loathe TMZ (I prefer getting my celebrity gossip news from omg!), but this shocking item just came to my attention... Actor Joe Son, who you might remember as Random Task, the big Asian henchman guy from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, has been charged in connection with a gang rape: "Austin Powers" Star Charged in Gang Rape.

Back in May, Son pleaded guilty to felony vandalism. As requested by law, he had to give a DNA sample. But when authorities ran the sample through their database, it linked Son to a vicious 1990 gang rape incident, in which a woman was pistol-whipped, raped, blindfolded and released naked.

Son has been charged with five felony counts of rape, two felony counts of forcible sodomy, two felony counts of sodomy in concert by force, seven felony counts of forcible oral copulation, and one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object by force.

That's an 18-year-old case! Justice has been a long time coming. But it seems that DNA has returned with a vengeance to kick this guy squarely in the nuts. If convicted, Son faces a maximum sentence of 275 years to life.

UPDATE: Several people have informed me that Joe "Rapist" Son actually used to be a fighter in the early days of UFC, back when the fighting was a lot dirtier. My "kick in the nuts" comment was apparently more appropriate than I realized. Here's an old fight video featuring Son getting punched repeatedly in the crotch: Keith Hackney vs Joe Son.

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