The jury in Glasgow High Court has found former Inverness Street Peddler, Kim Vincent (aka Avis aka Gordon) also known as Kem, guilty of 14 rapes and sexual assaults against women and also girls aged 11 and 12. He was also found guilty of absconding from justice when he fled from Scotland to the USA in an attempt to fake his own death. US Marshalls hunted him down and extradited him back to face justice in Scotland.
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.
Inverness busker Kim Avis (aka Kim Vincent aka Kim Gordon) is accused of raping three women, attempting to rape a young girl and sexually assaulting another young girl, breach of the peace and threatening and abusive behaviour. He also allegedly skipped bail to go on the run as a fugitive in the USA and was eventually hunted down and cornered by US Marshals. He denies all charges.
Mr. Avis has been held on remand in prison in Glasgow and is now listed to appear to face the High Court in early April 2021.
Scots rape suspect who allegedly failed to appear for trial after being ‘swept out to sea’ while “on holiday in the United States” loses bail bid in Scotland after he was captured by US Marshals. More in The Sun.
Kim Gordon aka Ken Gordon aka Kim Vincent Avis etc. was once described by Highland Council as a “great ambassador for Inverness”. Now, after being charged in Scotland with 24 counts of alleged rape and sexual assault of women and children plus assault, lewd behaviour and skipping bail he was finally re-captured in the USA by US Marshals – he had apparently faked his own death to avoid justice.
He has now been extradited back to Scotland and was remanded into custody pending new charges by the judge, to whom Avis apparently said apologised for doing a runner!
US Marshals captured the Inverness busker who skipped bail instead of attending Edinburgh High Court a and fled to the USA, allegedly faked his own death and went on the run as a fugitive.
Kim or Kem is wanted for 24 alleged offenses including rapes, child sex assault, lewd behaviour and other serious matters. He was flown back to Scotland on Friday to face justice. Read more in The Inverness Courier.
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