Judge Appoints Attorney for Permian High School Imposter

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - New details on the Permian High School imposter, a judge has appointed an attorney for Guerdwich Montimer.

NewsWest 9 received a press release on Friday stating that the Dusty Gallivan Law Firm received appointment of council for Montimer.

Meanwhile, prosecutors plan to take him before a grand jury.

District Attorney Bobby Bland says their office is moving forward to press charges on the 22-year-old.

He's charged with sexual assault and tampering with a government document.

Those charges involve a teen who claimed she had sex with him, and a fake birth certificate that he gave the school district.

If convicted, Montimer could get a maximum of 30 years in prison.

Montimer had posed as a 16-year-old at Permian High.

The Associated Press tried to get Montimer's school records to see how he fooled the school district.

But school lawyers say those records are protected under federal student privacy laws.

However, some attorneys argue his records should be released, since Montimer was not a legitimate student.