Texas man, 25, poses as Harvey evacuee, stars for HS hoops team

Authorities in Dallas Texas say a 25-year-old man posed as a high school student so he could play basketball

Gilstrap-Portley, who officials say was operating under the alias Rashun Richardson, was named the District 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season. "He was fairly savvy to be able to utilize that type of position, knowing that we were accepting Harvey students".

DALLAS (AP) - Police say a 25-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey evacuee at Dallas high schools for nine months in order to compete on the basketball court.

The NBCDFW.com story said Gilstrap-Portley once played basketball at North Mesquite High School in Texas and at Dallas Christian College. Years ago, he was an "average" player at North Mesquite High School, where he graduated in 2011. The woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said her daughter didn't have a sexual relationship with Gilstrap-Portley.

She said teachers and coaches at Hillcrest told her that he was a good kid, but that he seemed to have been through a lot and came off as much older than 17 years old.

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So it's not even that he's a pervert who's attracted to 14-year-olds, he just liked hanging out with her, which makes very little sense to me.

Gilstrap-Portley, who is now out on bond and facing charges of tampering with government records, is also reported to have a young child.

Two months after arriving at Skyline, Gilstrap-Portley enrolled at Hillcrest and joined the basketball team. Her mother told the Dallas Morning News that she is "upset, frustrated and angry at the same time". "If it's happening at Hillcrest, then it could be happening somewhere else. It could have gone differently if he had other intentions to hurt her or to traffic her". This year, he used Hurricane Harvey as cover to attempt to relaunch his basketball career. This is a unique situation that shows us areas that need improving when we open our doors to students in times of need.

Dallas ISD was tipped off after a former coach recognized him.

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After news of the incident broke, the school administrator sent a letter to parents apologizing, adding that the district would prevent it from happening again, the Dallas Morning-News reported.

"We need to make sure we follow better protocols to try and prevent this from happening, but unfortunately this was nearly like a flawless storm", Hinojosa told NBC5.

Superintendent Michael Hinojosa apologized to parents.

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