'Austin Powers' bit actor sentenced to prison for 1990 gang rape

'Austin Powers' bit actor sentenced to prison for 1990 gang rape

A man who played one of Dr. Evil’s henchmen in 1997’s “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in a 1990 gang rape. The man was convicted of a felony count of torture at the end of August and sentenced to prison on Friday.

The man, now 40, also had a co-defendant, also 40, who was sentenced in January to 17 years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to five felonies, including sodomy by force in concert and kidnapping.

The men committed the violent crimes on Christmas Eve in 1990 after kidnapping a 19-year-old woman while she was walking her dog. The men drove the woman to another town where they repeatedly raped her and sodomized her in the back of the car. The men also continually pistol-whipped the woman and repeatedly told her that they were going to kill her.

The woman begged for her life and was released. She was naked and badly injured and walked to a nearby house where police were called. The police collected DNA samples from the victim, but the case went cold for almost two decades.

In 2008, the actor was convicted of felony vandalism and later had to give police a DNA sample after he violated his probation. The DNA sample linked the man to the sample taken from the woman in 1990 and he was arrested and charged with the felony torture charge.

Source: Associated Press, “Actor sentenced to life in prison for gang rape,” Sept. 11, 2011

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