An actor who had a small part in the movie "Austin Powers" has been convicted of torture in connection with the 1990 Christmas Eve gang rape of a woman in Orange County. Joseph Hyungmin Son was found guilty Thursday of one felony count of torture in connection with the attack.
Joe Son initially was charged with multiple sexual assault and kidnapping counts, but many of those charges were dropped in part because the statute of limitations had expired
Joseph Hyungmin Son (born November 22, 1970) is an American actor, and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Son retired from MMA with a record of 0–4. Son was also Kimo Leopoldo's manager at UFC 3.
Son was found guilty of one felony count of torture on August 25, 2011. Prosecutors say Son and an accomplice pulled the victim into a car on Christmas Eve in 1990 and drove her toward Huntington Beach as they beat her with a gun and raped her. The investigation had gone cold until Son was required to provide a DNA sample in 2008 in connection with a vandalism sentence. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.