That infamous Student Imposter Now Faces Sex Charges

This May 2014 photo provided by Pennsylvania State Rep. Patty Kim shows Kim presenting a certificate to a man who identified as Harrisburg High School student Asher Potts. The school honors student just months from graduation was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired, police said Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Artur Samarin, who used the alias Asher Potts, was arrested and charged Tuesday in Harrisburg, Pa., police said. (Pennsylvania State Rep. Patty Kim via AP)

We never quite reported on this particular story in the Daily News, so, some may be unaware of this guy. According to reports, a Ukrainian man is facing some pretty serious charges this week after it was revealed that he had posed as a minor; went to a U.S high school, and apparently engaged in sexual acts with underage girls.

Artur Samarin, the Ukrainian man accused of posing as a teenager at a Pennsylvania High School reportedly not only faked being an underage teenager (on top of forging important immigration documents) but had sexual relations with underage girls dating back to 2015. Police confirmed the news to Daily News Online in phone calls when asked for information on the case against Artur Samarin.

Now here’s where it gets interesting.

Samarin reportedly entered the United States in 2012 on a three month exchange visitor visa, and, when that expired he received a tourist visa. But, it didn’t stop there.

Samarin apparently went as far as to get “adopted” by Michael and Stephayne Potts, some of which, allegedly treated him “like a slave” in exchange for aiding him in getting a birth certificate and a required social security card to continue his ruse and attend high school. Police confirm that more arrests are indeed being readied, but, wouldn’t confirm who is actually facing prison time.

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