HOOPS HOAX: Man, 25, allegedly posed as teen to play basketball

Dallas County Jail

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley began attending Skyline High School after claiming to be a Hurricane Harvey refugee, but moved on later to Hillcrest High School and joined the basketball team there.

"Unfortunately this was a ideal storm", said Dr. Michael Hinojosa, DISD superintendent.

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley apparently enrolled at Hillcrest High School under the name Rashun Richardson after claiming to be a victim displaced by Harvey, which made landfall in the Houston area in mid-August.

He first enrolled at Skyline, then transferred to Hillcrest High School.

The 25-year-old was arrested last week and charged of tampering with government records and is now out on bond.

Fully immersing himself in the high-school scene, Gilstrap-Portley went as far as to date a 14-year-old classmate. That time, he said he wasn't a victim of the hurricane and instead told campus administrators he was homeless.

"He was fairly savvy to be able to utilise that type of position, knowing that we were accepting Harvey students".

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For now, the district is leaving the future of Gilstrap-Portley in law enforcement's hands. The woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said her daughter didn't have a sexual relationship with Gilstrap-Portley.

The woman, who did not wish to be named, told the Dallas Morning News that she was uncomfortable with what she thought was a three-year age gap relationship - and insists her daughter did not have sex with Gilstrap-Portley, who is himself a father.

"Even after reading some of their text messages he would say, 'Like, you know, I know all these girls are saying things to you - but I'm choosing you, '" the mom said.

"I'm upset, frustrated, angry and sad at the same time", she told the newspaper. "And he took advantage of this opportunity to enroll in Hillcrest", Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said.

Gilstrap-Portley was discovered when a former coach identified him as a player at North Mesquite High School earlier this decade.

"I hadn't heard anything about it", said Christina Lagoda, a parent. The Mesquite coach alerted the Hillcrest basketball team that Gilstrap-Portley was a former player. "I never had any problem out of him". "This is an adult infiltrating high school".

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