Ah, highschool. So many reminiscences. Ever want you may do it yet again? A 25-year-old man in Texas was not too long ago arrested for doing simply that. No, actually, a grown-ass grownup has been accused of posing as a 17-year-old to play basketball.
Dallas County information present that Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday for tampering with authorities information, based on The Dallas Morning Information. He’s out on bond and Legislation&Crime couldn’t attain him for remark. We’ve additionally realized that police are investigating him for a “doable improper relationship with a pupil.”
Gilstrap-Portley is accused of mendacity his strategy to enroll into Skyline Excessive Faculty. He later moved to Hillcrest Excessive Faculty and performed on the basketball group there. Issues reportedly fell aside for him after he performed in a event in April, and was acknowledged by one in all his former coaches from North Mesquite Excessive Faculty, the place he was on the basketball group as an actual teenager seven years in the past.
In accordance with Dallas ISD spokeswoman Robyn Harris, this coach informed the Hillcrest coach “one in all my former gamers who graduated a very long time in the past is enjoying for you.”
Harris informed the Morning Information that Gilstrap-Portley first enrolled at Skyline this previous faculty 12 months as 17-year-old freshman Rashun Richardson. He posed as a homeless teen in Dallas by himself within the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Dallas ISD officers suppose that the motive behind this was to play basketball, Harris stated.
North Mesquite Head Basketball Coach Phillip Randall was not the coach on the aforementioned event, however did keep in mind Gilstrap-Portley from years in the past.
“He was a mean participant and child,” Randall informed NBC DFW. Not essentially the most glowing evaluation, however seems, getting old 7 years was one of the best factor to occur to Gilstrap-Portley’s highschool basketball profession. As “Richardson,” native coaches voted him the District 11-5A offensive participant of the 12 months.
However Gilstrap-Portley is an grownup, in any case, and which may lead to extra costs. A mom informed the Morning Information on situation of anonymity that he dated her 14-year-old daughter.
The lady stated she solely spoke to Gilstrap-Portley, identified to her as Rashun Richardson, as soon as over the telephone. He was respectful to her, however she didn’t approve of her daughter’s relationship with him as a result of he was too previous for the woman–on the time, they believed he was solely 17.
The lady stated she solely realized concerning the new accusation when a detective referred to as her on Monday. The detective stated Gilstrap-Portley additionally has a younger baby, based on the mom.
“I’m upset, annoyed, offended and unhappy on the similar time,” she stated. “If it’s occurring at Hillcrest, then it could possibly be occurring some place else. Folks have to know. It might have gone in a different way if he had different intentions to harm her or to site visitors her.”
In accordance with the mom, the daughter claimed to not have had a sexual relationship with Gilstrap-Portley.
Sandra Verduzco, a spokeswoman for the communications division of the Dallas Impartial Faculty District’s Police Division, confirmed to Legislation&Crime that cops are wanting right into a “doable improper relationship” between Gilstrap-Portley and a pupil. She couldn’t present additional remark, citing the scholar’s privateness and ongoing investigation. The Dallas Police Division can be concerned within the probe.
In the same case, an grownup Ukrainian man was convicted in 2016 for poising as an adolescent to attend a Pennsylvania highschool. He admitted to having intercourse with a 15-year-old woman in 2014–when he was 22.
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