Offbeat Texas man, 25, posed as high school student to play basketball, police say

20:31  16 may  2018
20:31  16 may  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

25-year old man poses as high school student to play basketball

  25-year old man poses as high school student to play basketball This is not the first time we've seen this happen.The man’s named is Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley and he claimed that he was a Houston-native that had been displaced by Hurricane Harvey, enrolling as a freshman at Skyline High School under the name Rashun Richardson. Eventually, he transferred to Hillcrest High, where he joined the basketball team and started making a name for himself in the high school and AAU ranks.

A 25 -year-old Texas man was arrested last week for posing as a high school student and playing on the boys’ basketball team, police said -- and he may have had an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl.

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a person posing for the camera: Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, 25, posed as a 17 year old, police say. © Provided by Fox News Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, 25, posed as a 17 year old, police say.

A 25-year-old Texas man was arrested last week for posing as a high school student and playing on the boys’ basketball team, police said -- and he may have had an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl.

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley pretended he was a victim of Hurricane Harvey and enrolled himself at Skyline High School in Dallas before transferring to Hillcrest High School, FOX4 reported. However, he told officials at Hillcrest he was homeless and made no mention of being a hurricane victim.

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The high school that inspired Friday Night Lights has been rocked with scandal after one of their best basketball players was exposed as a 22 year old! How bout put a RAPIST away instead of someone who wanted to play basket ball . wta a bunch of horse shit. LuveitsGreat says – reply to this. 25 . texas 33 says – reply to this.

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“Unfortunately this was a perfect storm,” Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said. “When we had the issue of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston-area, he took advantage of that and portrayed himself as a victim of that event and enrolled himself in one of our schools.”

Hinojosa said his district has “liberal policies” when it comes to enrolling homeless students and Gilstrap-Portley used that leniency when he enrolled at Hillcrest. He went under the name of Rashaun Richardson and claimed he was 17 years old.

The mother of a 14-year-old girl said Gilstrap-Portley also inappropriately touched her daughter while at Hillcrest as he was becoming popular on the basketball team, the Dallas Morning-News reported. The girl told her parents that he kissed and touched her, but she said she didn’t have a sexual relationship with him.

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Ball must seriously be life for a 30-year-old man to go through the effort of posing as a 17-year-old high school student just to play on a basketball team though. The biggest question from this though is …

(NECN/KOSA: Odessa, Texas ) - A 22-year-old man in Texas posed as a high school student for more than a year, according to law enforcement officials. He flew under the radar as a basketball star, even being featured in a news story after the devastating Haitian earthquake.

“He was popular. A lot of the girls liked him and he was giving her attention, though,” the mother told FOX4.

The woman never suspected Gilstrap-Portley of posing as an older man until a detective approached her Monday about the possibility of him wanting to relive his high school athletic career, she told the Morning News.

“I’m upset, frustrated, angry and sad at the same time,” she told the newspaper. "If it’s happening at Hillcrest, then it could be happening somewhere else. People need to know. It could have gone differently if he had other intentions to hurt her or to traffic her.”

Gilstrap-Portley was arrested and charged with felony tampering with government documents for filing false enrollment records. Police were investigating his alleged relationship with the 14-year-old girl. He graduated North Mesquite High School in 2011.

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