Salinas, California – A Scottish man who, according to authorities off California's Carmel Coast, faked death to avoid rape, was arrested, the authorities said Friday. Kim Vincent Avis, 55, also known as Ken Gordon-Avis, was arrested last week in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is being arrested by the US Marshals Service, Cmdr. Kathy Pallozolo from the Sheriff's Office of Monterey County said. The Associated Press has identified him as Kim Gordon.
Gordon's 17-year-old son reported that his father disappeared on February 25, after swimming in treacherous waters at Monterey during the night. The researchers found no trace of Gordon at Monastery Beach, sometimes referred to as "Mortuary Beach" for its deadly reputation.
After three days of intense search, the detectives began to suspect a dizziness. The son's account lacked important details, and he could not explain how the two came to California's central coast after flying from Scotland to Los Angeles.
"There was a lack of detail," said Sheriff Captain John Thornburg at the time. "The son who reported it could not even tell us where he went underwater."
Gordon's son was returned to Scotland from Monterey County with the help of child protection services. He was not charged with submitting a false report.
Gordon, from the Edinburgh area, is being sought for rape cases in Scotland.
Joke, and he tries to escape these allegations from Scotland, "said Thornburg.