(Son may use Keith Hackney’s nut shots at UFC 4 to as a defense to explain his overactive libido.)
I’ve been following UFC fighter-turned type-casted actor Joe Son’s rape case for a while and had regular correspondence with the Huntington Beach Police Department over the past few months about the upcoming trial, but around the beginning of October I was passed on to the Orange County District Attorney’s office who I was told would be able to answer my questions from that point on as they had taken over the case.
I’m not sure why, but the OCDA’s office never returned a single one of my calls or emails, despite numerous attempts to get further info on Son’s case from them.
Today, I remembered that Son’s trial was to start some time in November, so I checked my notes and realized that it actually started two weeks ago on November 4. I had it incorrectly written down as starting on November 14.
Accessing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s website as I had several times over the past six months (and was able to do so as recently as three weeks ago) to see if there was any new info on Son’s case, I was surprised to find that his prisoner number showed no such person in the database and that there was no record that he ever existed in the system.
I’m going to try to get in touch with the DA’s office to see what’s going on, but I found it kind of odd that nobody wants to divulge anything about the case and that he mysteriously disappeared from California State’s records.
In the meantime, for those of you who haven’t read the court’s synopsis of the case, you can read it after the jump.
"On Dec. 24, 1990, Jane Doe was walking back to her apartment with her dog after going to look at Christmas lights. As she was walking, Son is accused of distracting Jane Doe by asking for directions and pretending he was lost. Son and another suspect are accused of forcibly dragging Jane Doe to their car, throwing her in the back, and driving away. Jane Doe’s purse was later retrieved at the scene, but her dog was never found. The defendant and the unknown suspect are accused of telling her they were driving to Compton, pistol whipping her, and threatening to kill her repeatedly. The defendant is accused of repeatedly raping, sodomizing, and forcing Jane Doe to orally copulate him in the back of the car. The unidentified suspect is also accused of raping Jane Doe and forcing her to orally copulate him. The defendant is accused of penetrating her vagina with a firearm.
The defendant is accused of threatening to kill the victim and counting the bullets in the gun, as Jane Doe pleaded for her life. The defendant and the unidentified suspect are accused of finally allowing Jane Doe to leave naked and with her pants tied around her eyes. Jane Doe went to a nearby home and the homeowners called the police. Son’s DNA sample provided in 2008 from a separate conviction was linked to DNA collected at the scene and from Jane Doe in 1990."