Now he is appearing before the High Court in Glasgow and a jury is considering the evidence.
Kim Avis or Kem Vincent (he appears to have many aliases) is a former street busker and peddler who frequented the Inverness High Street. He is alleged to have raped several women and an attempted rape of a 12 year old girl. He is additionally charged with sexually assaulting an 11 year old girl. He initially fled Scotland as a fugitive to the USA where the US Marshalls hunted him down and returned him to jail (on remand) in Glasgow.
Early evidence from one woman at the trial included her description of how he is alleged to have forced her to watch in a mirror as he raped her. The trial continues.
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Kim Avis trial: Accused reportedly “in trance” during alleged sex attack in static caravan, near to Inverness, High Court hears
Kim Avis was said to have pounced after the pair had been at a car boot sale near Inverness in May 2016.
The 57-year-old later apparently claimed he knew he had “done wrong”.
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