Cops: 17-Year-Old Basketball Star Is a Bit Older Than 17 - Page 2

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, 25, accused of saying he was homeless to enroll in high school
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2018 8:44 AM CDT

  • His true identity was discovered when his ex-basketball coach at another area high school spotted him playing a high school tournament and recognized him from many years earlier.
  • The mother of a 14-year-old girl at Hillcrest who says Gilstrap-Portley dated her daughter during his time there is angry. "I don't know … how [the school] let this slip through the cracks," she tells the Morning News. "It's unbelievable." She notes her daughter—who says she didn't have a sexual relationship with Gilstrap-Portley—had thought "Rashaun" was a 17-year-old freshman, a fact that still made the mother uncomfortable.
  • Fox 4 reports police are investigating claims the girl allegedly made to her mother that she had been touched "inappropriately" by Gilstrap-Portley.
  • Gilstrap-Portley, who is now out on bond and facing charges of tampering with government records, is also reported to have a young child.
  • At the Morning News, Robert Wilonsky writes that his 14-year-old son attended Hillcrest with "Rashaun," and that he and his friends "didn't think twice about the fact he sometimes cradled a baby girl on the sidelines of ball games, because, you know, it happens." When his son learned the truth, he observed that when Gilstrap-Portley graduated from North Mesquite in 2011, "I was 7."

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