34-year-old who posed as high schooler released from jail

LONGVIEW, Texas (CNN) — A 34-year-old woman jailed for pretending to be a Texas high school student was released Tuesday.

Charity Johnson pleaded guilty to failure to identity. A judge sentenced her to 85 days in jail with time served. She was released after spending nearly a month behind bars.

Johnson says she’s not a bad person and was trying to do a good thing.

“I’m not the person that everybody – that some people have portrayed me to be – such a bad person,” she says. “…I’ve heard some people, some names as even a monster person. I’m not none of that. I’m just a regular person that was trying to do something better with her life.”

Police say Johnson enrolled in school last October indicating she was 15-years-old. She was arrested last month after he real age was discovered.

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