‘Austin Powers’ actor convicted of raping and torturing 20-year-old woman
New York: Joseph Hyungmin Son, who had a small part in the first ‘Austin Powers’ film as Dr. Evil`s sidekick has been convicted of torture in connection with the 1990 abduction and gang rape of a 20-year-old California woman.
According to KTLA, the Orange County woman was walking her dog on Christmas Eve and looking at holiday lights in the neighborhood when she was snatched off the street and attacked, reports the New York Daily News.
Son was accused along with one other suspect of holding the victim at gunpoint and raping her numerous times as well as sexually assaulting her with the weapon.
The victim``s lawyer claimed the assailants then released the woman naked with her pants tied around her eyes.
Son wasn`t arrested in connection with the crime until 18 years after the incident.
In 2008, after violating probation on vandalism charge, he was charged with numerous counts of assault when his DNA was found to match a sample from the victim.
Many of those charges were ultimately dropped due to the amount of time that had elapsed since the alleged incident, KTLA reported.
Son is slated to be sentenced on September 19, and faces 15 years to life in prison.