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Joe Son and Mike Whitehead Rape Trials Both Start This Week


(But they both look like such gentlemen.)

This isn’t a good week to be a former UFC fighter charged with rape.

By Friday the trials of Joe Son and Mike Whitehead will both be underway.

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Joe Son’s Rape Trial to Begin March 24

(Why go to trial? Refuting DNA evidence is like fighting GSP. You aren’t going to win unless you’re a short loudmouth from New York… Serra? No, we meant “My Cousin Vinny.”)

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.

If you’re unfamiliar with the case, be forewarned that the details of the crime after the jump are unsettling.

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Joe Son’s Rape Trial Started Two Weeks Ago and He Has Mysteriously Disappeared From California Dept. of Corrections Records


(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.

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