Accused student imposter facing sex charge

May 14, 2010 5:39:21 PM PDT
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 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 school.

Jail records have no information on an attorney for Montimer.