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08/29/2011 08:20 am ET | Updated Oct 29, 2011

Joseph Hyungmin Son, 'Austin Powers' Actor, Convicted Of Rape & Torture

The actor who played Dr. Evil's sidekick in the first 'Austin Powers' movie may face life in prison for taking part in a brutal abduction and gang rape.

Joseph Hyungmin Son, 40, was convicted last week of raping and torturing a 20-year-old woman in 1990, according to Los Angeles station KTLA. The victim was reportedly walking her dog on Christmas Eve near her home in in Huntington Beach, California, when Son and an accomplice abducted her at gun point. Son was accused of repeatedly raping the woman, sexually assaulting her with the gun then releasing her naked with her pants tied around her eyes.

Although the crime took place years before Son appeared in the 1997 "Austin Powers" movie, it wasn't until 2008 that DNA evidence linked him to the attack. He will be sentenced September 19 and faces 15 years to life in prison.

Watch Son's shoe-throwing scene as Random Task in '"Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" below: