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'Austin Powers' Villain

LIFE IN PRISON

For Torturing Woman

9/9/2011 12:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The actor who played bad guy Random Task in "Austin Powers" has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the brutal gang rape and torture of a woman on Christmas Eve in 1990.

Joseph Hyungmin Son
had been found guilty of felony torture -- for an incident in which a young woman was kidnapped, shoved into the back of a trunk ... and then raped and sodomized multiple times by Son and another man.

During today's hearing, an Orange County, CA judge ruled that Son may become eligible for parole during his sentence. 

The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, released a statement to the court saying, "My emotional scars are intense. My twenties were stripped from my life as I relearned how to walk, see, hear and cope with the outside world again."

She adds, "Joseph Son not only cost me my job at my salon but also my college savings ... not to mention the impact it's made on celebrating Christmas year after year."


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Justice_4_Kelly    

He would have gotten less if he killed her.

1140 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

Why would you ever consider parole for this animal?

1140 days ago
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whatevs    

I hope he rots in prison....

1140 days ago
4.

sky    

Groovy Baby --you'll have a lot of time to relive this with your new celli , BUBBA

1140 days ago
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Nikkcolle    

I hope he gets the same exact treatment while locked up. What a douche bag.

1140 days ago
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phyuck    

Unless he is executed, justice hasn't been served.

1140 days ago
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Trevis Miho    

I'd randomly throw a shoe at his face on a weekly basis until he killed himself...Austin Powers is the sh*t.

1140 days ago
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Joao    

He got life [and that's good], the former Playboy bunny got 7 YEARS for MURDER [that's not good]

1140 days ago
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jmak2011    

I hope he's getting what he deserves right now. What a PIG, I hope his son and the other s***bag gets the same punishment.

1140 days ago
10.

Different Rules Apply    

First, cut off his d(*k, then leave him bleeding attached to a tree in the woods for the "other" animals to torture...life in prison is a cake walk compared to what he did to this woman. The Devil is alive and well.

1140 days ago
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jessie    

I am confused. How on earth did this happen in 1990 but he is ONLY just now being sentenced? I think TMZ has missed out a huge portion of this story.

1140 days ago
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moso    

Good to hear.. I hope he gets what he deserves in prison.
but the justice system is *****// How can a murderer get less? and he gets life??? At least he's going to pay for what he did...

1140 days ago
13.

Bob    

Dexter needs to pay this s*** a visit

1140 days ago
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JR    

WOW, well I hope she is happy now that she has destroyed this very talented actor...

1140 days ago
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bunny    

I hope the same thing happens to him in prison. Over and over and over and over and......

1140 days ago
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