ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old man who
admitted posing as a high school student and basketball star in
West Texas is now facing a sexual assault charge.
Odessa police said Guerdwich (GERD'-itch) Montimer turned
himself in Friday after a 16-year-old girl reported that she had a
sexual relationship with him last summer when she thought he was
15-year-old Jerry Joseph.
Montimer was originally arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge
of failure to identify himself to a police officer. Officials say
he posed as a sophomore and helped lead Permian High School to the
state basketball playoffs.
Suspicions were raised after coaches from Florida said they
recognized Joseph as Montimer, a 2007 graduate of a Florida high
Jail records have no information on an attorney for Montimer.