29-year-old scientist enrolled in high school and pretended to be a teenager
Hyejeong Shin is accused of falsifying a birth certificate and joining New Brunswick High School
A 29-year-old woman enrolled as a student at a New Jersey high school because she was lonely and “wanted to return to a place of safety,” her lawyers have said.
Hyejeong Shin is accused of falsifying a birth certificate and joining New Brunswick High School, pretending to be a teenager.
She was indicted by a grand jury for providing false documents and hindering her own prosecution, but has pleaded not guilty to the charges which could carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
Her lawyers described a sad tale.
Ms Shin arrived in America from South Korea when she was 16 to attend a boarding school in Massachusetts.