I figure as long as we’re already talking about happy things, like the Gordon Ramsay porn dwarf getting eaten by badgers, I might as well bring you a Joe Son update. The five-foot-four, 230-pound Random Task actor and old-school UFC crotch punching bag was originally arrested back in 2008 when a DNA sample he was forced to give after pleading guilty to felony vandalism pinged him on a rape case from 1990. He was convicted of torture a little more than a week ago, and has since been sentenced to life in state prison. And now, it seems, the rape shoe is on the other dick foot. Ooh, maybe he and our boy Ed Shin can form a Korean prison gang together.
Here are the terrible details:
An actor was sentenced today to life in state prison with the possibility of parole for the 1990 Christmas Eve gang rape of a woman who was out walking her dog. Joseph Hyungmin Son, 40, was found guilty by a jury Aug. 25, 2011, of one felony count of torture. Son was charged Oct. 1, 2008, with numerous felony counts of sexual offenses, but the People determined that these charges could not be pursued at trial because the statute of limitations had run.
On Dec. 24, 1990, at about 12:30 a.m., Jane Doe was walking back to her apartment alone with her dog after going to look at Christmas lights with a relative and friend. As she was walking with her purse and her dog in hand, Son distracted Jane Doe by asking for directions and pretending he was lost. Son and Gaitan forcibly dragged Jane Doe to their car, threw her in the back, and drove away. Jane Doe’s purse was later retrieved at the scene, but her dog was never found.
While driving to Huntington Beach, Son and Gaitan told her they were driving to Compton, pistol whipped her, and threatened to kill her repeatedly. Son repeatedly raped, sodomized, and forced Jane Doe to orally copulate him in the back of the car. He also penetrated her vagina with a firearm. Gaitan raped Jane Doe and forced her to orally copulate him. Son threatened to kill the victim and counted the bullets in the gun out loud, as Jane Doe pleaded for her life.
Son and Gaitan finally allowed 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. Jane Doe suffered great physical injuries as a result of the sexual assault.
At the sentencing today, the victim gave an impact statement to the court, “The post traumatic stress disorder is with me daily as I have triggers that set me off. I feel debilitating fear come over me and am convinced a hand is coming from behind again. 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. 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. [OrangeCountyDa]
Great guy. Anyway, sorry for sucking the air out of the room like that, but in any case, it’s nice to see that the universe is finally treating Joe Son the way Keith Hackney did back at UFC 4. If only it could also stop the fourth Austin Powers movie from happening, we’d be all set.