Understanding why a Longview woman chose to attend an area high school posing as a 15-year old is confusing on its own merit.
However, KLTV inadvertently contributed to that confusion during our 6pm newscast on Monday when we reported Johnson claimed to be the mother of two children.
While KLTV prefaced the story by saying we had not been able to verify that claim, we can now say it is untrue.
While researching why the 34-year-old Johnson chose to impersonate a teenager, a KLTV reporter found documents filed with the Gregg County Courthouse under the name “Charity Johnson.” Those documents show a Charity Johnson as the mother of two children.
A more thorough search revealed the person named in that paperwork is not the “Charity Johnson” who posed as a teenager.
We apologize for the error and the confusion.More people are speaking out about the 15-year-old girl who attended an area high school.