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Joe Son arrested for gang rape

Joe Son, best known for playing "Random Task" in the original "Austin Powers" film, was charged on October 1 in connection with an unsolved 1990 gang rape, OC Register reports.

Son, real name Joseph Hyungmin Son, is also an unlikely cult MMA icon for his UFC 4 fight against Keith Hackney in December 2004, where he was repeatedly punched below the belt. This was back when groin attacks were allowed and perhaps sympathy has led to Son gaining a small cult of ironic fans despite an unsuccessful fight career. His creation of his own martial art "Joe Son Do" as well as his role in "Austin Powers" -- where he also had pain inflicted in his private parts -- have only further endeared himself to fans.

Son was connected with the rape when he submitted a DNA sample in May after pleading guilty to felony vandalism, which he was still serving time for at the time of the rape arrest.

Son, who retired from MMA with a record of 0-4 in 2002, faces five felony counts of forcible rape, two felony counts of forcible sodomy, two felony counts of sodomy in concert by force, seven felony counts of forcible oral copulations and one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object by force.

The one other suspect has yet to be located.

The 37-year-old faces 275 years to life in jail.

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