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Inverness market trader accused of sexual abuse says accusations are like "a film script"


By Ali Morrison

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Kim Avis has been giving evidence at his trial for rape and sexual abuse.
Kim Avis has been giving evidence at his trial for rape and sexual abuse.

Kim Avis has been giving evidence at his trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

Kim Avis (57) described the accusations against him as "disgusting."

He is on trial at the High Court in Glasgow where he denies 16 charges spanning between January 1997 and March 2019.

The accusations include claims he raped three females. He is also said to have attempted to rape one of them when she was 12.

Avis is further charged with sexually assaulting a girl when she was 11.

Giving evidence at the trial today prosecutor Graeme Jessop put to him how he had abused a girl to which Avis replied: "It is like you are reading a film script. It is untrue. It is disgusting."

He also refuted claims that he had sex with one woman when she did not want to as she was tired.

Mr Jessop said: "There would be times she would get you to stop as it was painful and you carried on."

Avis replied: "At times we had a good sex life and (were) happy."

He also denied that he acted in a controlling with another woman and stopped her seeing her friends.

Mr Jessop said: "You were in regular arguments and there was an occasion that you raped her."

Avis replied: "That's absolutely not true."

He also denies that he attacked the woman after drinking alcohol and playing the guitar, claiming he has not touched alcohol in 35 years.

He said that accusations he massaged a girl and groped her were "untrue and made up."

The trial, before judge Lord Sandison, continues.

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