Austin Powers actor gets life in prison in rape-torture case

The actor who played Random Task, Dr. Evil's big Asian henchman guy in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, has been sentenced to life in state prison for a raping and torturing a woman in 1990: 'Austin Powers' henchman gets life in prison in rape-torture case.

Last month, 40-year-old Joseph Hyungmin Son was found guilty of felony torture, an offense that carries a life term without possibility of parole. He was arrested in 2008 after DNA evidence from a unrelated vandalism arrest linked to the 18-year-old gang rape case:
According to prosecutors, a woman walking back to her apartment alone with her dog after going to look at Christmas lights with a relative and friend was stopped by Son about 12:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve 1990. Son asked her for directions and then with another man dragged her to their car, threw her in the back and drove away.

Son and the other man told her they were driving to Compton, pistol-whipped her and repeatedly threatened to kill her. Prosecutors said Son then repeatedly raped, sodomized and forced the victim to orally copulate him in the back of the car. He also tortured her with a firearm. Son's cohort Santiago Lopez Gaitan, 40, of San Antonio raped the woman.

Afterward, Son threatened to kill the victim and counted the bullets in the gun out loud as she pleaded for her life. Son and Gaitan finally allowed the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, to leave, naked and with her pants tied around her eyes. The victim was actually in Huntington Beach and went to a nearby home where homeowners called the police.

While physical evidence was gathered in the case from the sexual assault, the case went cold. Son, however, was convicted in May 2008 of felony vandalism in an unrelated case and was forced to give a DNA sample. That sample was then linked to DNA collected in the 1990 case, prosecutors said.
Justice has been a long time coming. I hope you rot in your cell, scum. More here: Actor gets life for torture, sex assault.

UPDATE: By the way, Joe Son has a former career as a UFC fighter. Watch this video if you'd like to see him get hit repeatedly in the crotch. Now raise your hand if you think getting hit in the crotch repeatedly, every day for the rest of his life, should be part of Joe Son's sentence.

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