Kim Avis: Last News

Top US cop used drone to hunt down vile Scots rapist who faked his own death to avoid justice

cop who led the hunt for Scots rapist Kim Avis, who faked his own death to avoid capture, has described the case as “unique”. Avis, 57, was convicted on Friday 7 May of 14 charges of rape and sex assault after he fled to America and staged his own “death”.

His teenage son reported him missing off a beach in California known for dangerous currents. Chief Deputy John Thornburg was then a captain in Monterey County Sheriff's Office, in California, when Kim Avis was reported missing in 2019.He and

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