Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley posed as a 17-year-old student who was forced to relocate to Dallas because of Hurricane Harvey.
He was first hired by Brad Underwood to OSU’s staff in April of 2016.
According to court records obtained by Cleveland.com, Smith met the 14-year-old girl when he was asked to be a motivational speaker at a 2015 event.
At the event, he spoke of his struggles to overcome a turbulent childhood that included drug-addicted parents and the death of his infant brother.
Both of his parents served prison time, and he eventually went to live with his aunt.
The two began flirting and sending text messages to one another, according to court records.