Incredible Major New BBC Documentary – Kim Avis – The Real Monster from Loch Ness

Kim Gordon aka Kim Vincent aka Kem Avis-Vincent
Kim Gordon aka Kim Vincent aka Kem Avis-Vincent

BBC Scotland’s “Disclosure” tells the ‘untold story’ of Kim Avis, the Inverness busker and street peddler who attempted to fake his own death in California, USA in a failed attempt to avoid prosecution for rape and other sexual offences back home in Inverness, Scotland.

Viewers in the UK can watch it on on BBC iPlayer here.

Avis fled to the USA and was finally captured by US Marshalls and extradited back to Scotland, where he went on trial at Glasgow High Court. He was found guilty of 14 serious sexual charges on two girls and two women between 2006 and 2017, mainly in Inverness – including at his property called Wolves Den.

Kim Avis was jailed on June 11 2021 and sitting judge Lord Sandison described him as “a controlling and dominant personality”.

High Street, Inverness Scotland
High Street, Inverness Scotland

Kim Avis was a well-known street peddler and busker in Inverness. He was known by at least three names – Kim Gordon, Kim Vincent and Kem Avis-Vincent – and was thought to have located to the Highlands capital “On horseback” in the 1980s.

Initially Avis was reported missing on February 25, 2019. His son (aged 17 at the time) alerted the police after he failed to return from a swim, at Monastery Beach (known as ‘Mortuary Beach’) in California.

More than 30 people hare known to have died at that beach, so Avis was originally treated as a missing person. Local police soon discovered that Avis had failed to appear in court in Scotland to face multiple rape and sexual assault charges.

US Marshalls began a manhunt for the Inverness street peddler, Avis and he was arrested five months later over 1,000 miles away in Colorado Springs, USA. He was then extradited back to Scotland to face trial, conviction and a long prison sentence. As of today, he remains in prison.

Watch the BBC documentary (links above) and read more here:

Scottish Daily Express “Dead Man Running: True crime documentary to feature Scots rapist who faked his own death

Press & Journal “Kim Avis: BBC documentary to reveal ‘untold story’ of rapist who faked death in bid to dodge justice“.