Accused rapist Joseph Hyungmin Son, perhaps better known to MMA fans as Joe Son, will finally get his day in court according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. After being imprisoned for two-and-a-half years while awaiting trial on charges that he and an unnamed accomplice kidnapped and raped an unnamed female victim in 1990, the onetime UFC fighter who played Random Task in the movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, will see his case brought before the courts on March 24. The facts of the case will be presented by Orange County Deputy District Attorney Eric Scarborough of the Sexual Assault Unit and will be contested by a jury of Son’s peers.
Here’s what Son stands accused of:
“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.”