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Update: A woman has claimed Inverness man Kim Avis forced her to watch in a mirror as he raped her


By Ali Morrison

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A jury has been hearing evidence at the High Court in Glasgow on the first day of Kim Avis's trial.

The 22-year-old woman said she was attacked by former busker Avis when she was aged just 12.

She described being pinned to a sofa by him.

"I recall him saying to me 'look at this it's beautiful'," she said.

"I remember if I didn't look at the mirror he would be annoyed or angry.

"I continued to look at the mirror but my eyes weren't focused to make out what was happening."

She earlier said that Avis had performed a sex act on her while she was listening to music on a bed.

"I remember turning the music up very loud as it was happening," she said.

"I did this to distract myself from what was going on.”

She added: "I can remember him saying that it was our little secret."

Avis denies 25 charges at the High Court in Glasgow, spanning between January 1997 and March 2019.

The accusations include claims he raped three women and attempted to rape one of them when she was 12.

He is also charged with sexually assaulting a girl when she was 11.

The trial continues.

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