The man serving prison time after posing as a teenager to play high school basketball in West Texas claims his guilty plea was unlawfully induced and that he should be released because of it.
The Odessa American says 24-year-old Guerdwich Montimere also claims in a federal writ that he would be executed by a Haitian drug dealer if deported.
Montimere received a three-year sentence after pleading guilty last year to three counts of tampering with government records and two counts of sexual assault of a child.
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The naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti came to Odessa as a ninth-grader and played high school basketball as 15-year-old Jerry Joseph.
The ruse was exposed when a group of former teammates from Florida spotted Montimere during an AAU tournament in Arkansas.