DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 25-year-old man accused of posing as a 17-year-old student and Hurricane Harvey evacuee so he could play basketball at a Dallas high school is facing a new charge in his case.
Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley has been charged with indecency with a child. Authorities allege he was dating a 14-year-old girl while pretending to be a student.READ MORE: Midlothian Police Say Missy Bevers Murder Not A 'Cold Case' 5 Years Later
Gilstrap-Portley’s attorney didn’t immediately return an email on Sunday seeking comment.
Court records show he was released Friday on bond on the new charge.READ MORE: J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Probe Fueling New Hesitancy In Dallas' Minority Community
Gilstrap-Portley had already faced a charge of tampering with government records after first being arrested in May.
Dallas school district officials say Gilstrap-Portley first enrolled at Skyline High School and later moved to Hillcrest High School, where he joined the basketball team. He posed as 17-year-old Rashun Richardson to enroll at Hillcrest.
The 25-year-old man lied to officials about being displaced by Hurricane Harvey and exploited a loosened district policy for disaster victims.MORE NEWS: ERCOT Sends Alert About Possible 'Emergency Conditions', Calls On Texans To Conserve
Principal Chris Bayer of Hillcrest said he felt “betrayed” by the man who played basketball at his school. The principal said Gilstrap-Portley took advantage of free school supplies and clothes and repeatedly lied about his situation as a Hurricane Harvey evacuee during sessions with counselors.