Inverness multiple rapist sentenced to 15 years prison

(Update: The Sun reports this Scottish multiple rapist sex beast was set to rent out AirBnBs to fund his “new life” on the run in the USA).

Kim Vincent aka Kim Avis convicted rapist
Inverness Multiple Rapist Jailed for 15 Years

Once dubbed by some Highland Councillors as “no finer ambassador for Inverness”, street peddler and “musician” Kim Avis aka Kim Gordon aka Kim Vincent or “Kem” has been sentenced to 15 years in prison

Avis raped and molested victims during a decade-long campaign of sex crimes in the Scottish Highlands.

A judge told him at the High Court in Edinburgh: “You then effectively went on the run before US Marshals, unpersuaded that you were dead, tracked you down in Colorado.”

Lord Sandison added: “You were for many years a very well-known street trader in Inverness, busking and selling jewellery from your market stall.”

The judge said that as he understood it, Avis had even received “some sort of good citizen award”.

But Lord Sandison said there was another side to him and the author of a background report prepared on the sex offender had described him as “a controlling and dominant personality”.

He was found guilty of a total of 13 offences of rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and indecency.

He was also found guilty of failing to appear at the High Court in Edinburgh in March, 2019, for proceedings in the case. He was detained in the US in July that year.

Lord Sandison jailed Avis for 12 years for the sex crimes he committed and imprisoned him for a further three years for failing to appear in court.

The judge said of the latter decision: “I regard this as a very serious example of the offence.”

Avis has also been placed indefinitely on the sex offenders’ register.

Police Scotland praised his victims for the “courage, strength and dignity” they had shown throughout the investigation and court case.

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US Sheriff speaks about manhunt for fugitive Loch Ness monster rapist

The United States Sheriff who headed up the initial search and subsequent manhunt for fugitive Kim Vincent aka Kim Gordon aka Kim Avis (and as Kem instead of Kim) said justice has finally been served. A jury in Glasgow High Court found the former Inverness street peddler and Loch Ness charity swimmer guilty of 14 counts of rape against women and young girls. He’ll be sentenced on 11th June.

Kim Vincent aka Kim Avis convicted rapist
Convicted Multiple Rapist

After he went on the run by faking his own death at a beach in Monterey, USA, sex fiend Vincent was hunted down and captured by US Marshalls. He was extradited back to Scotland for trial. His crimes stand out as some of the most numerous and foul committed in Inverness, Scotlland.

Incredibly, when the caged beast first applied for a street traders licence to peddle nic-nacs on the local High Street, a meeting to grant his trader’s licence in 2008 was held at Highland Council. Inverness councillors described Avis, born in Newmarket, Suffolk, as a “city institution”. One added there was “no finer ambassador for the city”.

Inverness Busker Up In Court For Multiple Alleged Rapes

Now he is appearing before the High Court in Glasgow and a jury is considering the evidence.

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On trial for rapes

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 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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