Records Of Permian Impostor Hoops Star Kept Secret

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Documents that might show how a 22-year-old immigrant from Haiti duped Odessa Permian High School coaches and administrators into thinking he was a 16-year-old basketball star will not be released.

Lawyers for Ector County schools and the University Interscholastic League say records for Guerdwich Montimer, who is charged with felony sexual assault and false documentation, are protected under federal student privacy laws.

The Associated Press sought records of Montimer's request to be
eligible to play basketball. They include letters from Permian coaches and Montimer to UIL officials.

Houston attorney Joe Larsen, an expert on open records laws, says the documents should be released to the media because Montimer
was not a legitimate student.


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