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UPDATE: Reported sighting of Scottish rape suspect unfounded, Lompoc police say

Posted at 6:37 PM, Mar 25, 2019

UPDATE (6:25 p.m.) – Lompoc police now say a man with an accent who was recently spotted in the area offering to do asphalt work is not Kim Gordon, a man who is wanted on rape charges in Scotland.

Earlier in the day on Monday, police said Gordon may have been spotted in the Buellton area.

Lompoc police say they received misinformation about that incident and that “there is no credible information that Kim Gordon is in the area” at this time.

Instead, they say the man reported to authorities as aggressively trying to convince homeowners to hire him, has been identified as running a construction scam on the Central Coast.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officials also say they’ve investigated all reported sightings of Gordon and reviewed surveillance video and have determined the reports to be unfounded.

Residents are still encouraged to report suspicious persons to law enforcement.


(11:01 a.m.) – Lompoc police say it is possible a Scottish man who is wanted for charges of rape and sexual assault may be on the Central Coast.

Police sent a press release Monday saying a Buellton resident was home alone on Friday when a person came to her door offering to do asphalt work. The woman told police the man was Gordon. She says he was adamant that she go out to his truck to get a business card and was upset and angry when she told him no.

On Saturday, the same resident was home alone again when she says Gordon returned. Once again, she said he was angry and upset when she didn’t go along with him.

Police say the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding the incident.

Police say with this information, it is possible Gordon is in the area.

He is described as a white male adult, 5’11” and weighing 200 pounds with brown hair, blue eyes, and a Scottish accent. He was last seen driving a white Ford F-150 truck.

Investigators believe Gordon faked his own death in Monterey County last month. He’s now considered a wanted fugitive for charges of rape and sexual assault.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office had also received reports about a man with an accent going door-to-door in northern San Luis Obispo County offering home repair services. The sheriff’s office previously said it was not Kim Gordon.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, you’re asked to call 911.