Monday, August 29, 2011

Joseph Son, Former Austin Powers actor convicted of raping and torturing 20-year-old woman - 28th Aug 2011

An actor who appeared in the first Austin Powers film is facing a life sentence after being convicted of taking part in a brutal rape.

Joseph Son, 40, was found guilty of raping and torturing a 20-year-old woman after she was abducted near her home in Huntington Beach, California.

Son, a mixed martial arts fighter, played the role of Dr Evil's handyman 'Random Task' in the 1997 film 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.'

He was arrested three years ago after DNA linked him to a rape attack carried out on Christmas Eve in 1990.

Son and an accomplice tortured and repeatedly raped their young victim before releasing her with her knickers tied around her eyes.

The incident took place in 1990 before Son made his film debut in the spy spoof film.

He was charged with the rape 18 years later after being linked by DNA taken at the crime scene.

Son had been arrested on an unrelated vandalism charge and gave a DNA sample.

Prosecutor Eric Scarborough said Son was sadist who took pleasure in terrifying his victim. Read More