SALINAS, California – A Scottish man alleged by authorities to fake his death off California's Carmel Coast to prevent 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 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 in Monastery Beach, which was sometimes referred to as "Mortuary Beach" because of its deadly reputation.
After three days of intense search, detectives suspected a hoax.
The son's account lacked important details. and he could not explain how the two of them came to California's central coast after traveling by air from Scotland to Los Angeles. "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's trying to escape those allegations from Scotland, "Thornburg said.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the BBC," Police Scotland is aware of reports from the US about Kim Gordon or Avis and is working with the competent authorities together. "