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'Austin Powers' Villain

Victim ID'd in Prison Murder

10/13/2011 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Thomas Graham
The prison inmate who was allegedly murdered by "Austin Powers" actor Joe Son has been identified ... and authorities tell us he was a convicted child molester.

The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Thomas Graham (pictured above) -- who had once been convicted for committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14.

At the time he was killed, Graham was serving a two-year sentence in Wasco State Prison for failing to properly register as a sex offender.

As TMZ previously reported, cops believe Graham's cellmate Joe Son -- who played shoe-throwing villain Random Task in the original "Austin Powers" movie -- killed Graham in their cell on October 10.

Son is currently in solitary confinement  while prison officials investigate.

Son is already serving a life sentence for torturing a woman back in 1990.

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