SANTA ANA (AP) — A bit actor who appeared in the first “Austin Powers” movie has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the violent 1990 gang rape of a Southern California woman.
Orange County District Attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami said Friday that 40-year-old Joseph Son was found guilty of one felony count of torture on Aug. 25.READ MORE: LA Metro Considers Getting Rid Of Fares For Low-Income Riders Beginning In 2022
In 1997’s “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” Son wore a bowler hat and played one of Dr. Evil’s henchmen, named Random Task.
Authorities say Son and a co-defendant abducted the then-19-year-old victim as she was walking her dog by her Huntington Beach apartment on Christmas Eve.READ MORE: Innocent Driver Killed After Short Pursuit Ends In Fiery Crash Near The Grove; Suspect In Custody
In the back of the car, Son repeatedly raped and sodomized the woman while pistol-whipping her and threatening to kill her. She suffered severe injuries.
Son was later linked to the crime through DNA testing.
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