Woman Who Enrolled As Teen In Texas High School Pleads Guilty

Charity Johnson (Jail photo)

LONGVIEW (June 10, 2014) Charity Johnson, 34, who posed as a teenager and spent months enrolled as a sophomore at New Life Christian School in Longview, was sentenced to 85 days in jail Tuesday after pleading guilty to failure to identify herself.

Longview police arrested Johnson after a May 12 disturbance at a home whose occupant had let Johnson stay with her until she learned Johnson 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.

Johnson was freed from jail later in the day Tuesday because she was eligible for release because of the time she had already served, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office said.
The principal at New Life Christian School said Johnson enrolled in October with a guardian, and filled out paperwork indicating she was 15