Texas Fake High School Student, 34, Pleads Guilty

LONGVIEW, TX (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 34-year-old woman who posed as a sophomore at an East Texas school has pleaded guilty to failure to identify herself.

A judge in Longview on Tuesday sentenced Charity Johnson to 85 days in jail in a plea agreement.

Longview police arrested Johnson after a May 12 disturbance at a home when the occupant who let Johnson stay with her learned she was not a teenager. Police at the time issued Johnson, who said she was born in 1997, a trespass warning.

Police later determined Johnson was older.

Officials at New Life Christian School in Longview said Johnson enrolled last October with a guardian and indicated she was 15 years old. She spend several months enrolled before being caught.

Johnson has served nearly a month in jail since her arrest. There is no word on why the Johnson was posing as a teenager.

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