*A prostitution scandal has rocked Fort Valley State University and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority after a lengthy investigation resulted in 7 arrest warrants. Most of the charges are against the university’s former AKA advisor.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, seven people, including two former employees of the university, have been charged with running a sex and prostitution ring at the historically black university.
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Four of the six men that Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke says were clients held jobs ranging from county commissioner, assistant principal, city manager and former legal counsel for a university.
Alecia Jeanetta Johnson, the former graduate advisor to the sorority on campus, is accused of being the ringleader of the prostitution ring. She allegedly set up sex for the six men, who have been charged with pandering and solicitation of sodomy, the report states.
Johnson faces six counts of pimping and six counts of prostitution as well as conspiracy to commit fiduciary theft for an unrelated 2015 case centering scholarship money and a book scholarship.
Warrants were issued Tuesday for (via ajc.com):
- Ernest Harvey, 47, of Fort Valley an assistant principal in charge of discipline at Huntington Middle School in Houston County.
- Kenneth Howard, 56, of Fort Valley, the city manager of Hinesville.
- Ryan Jenkins, 35, of Fort Valley.
- Charles Jones, 57, of Fort Valley, a former attorney for Fort Valley State.
- Devontae Little, 26, of Warner Robins.
- Arthur James Nance Jr., 46, of Cordele, the vice chairman of the Crisp County Board of Commissioners and a local pastor and mortician.
Fort Valley State released a statement Friday stating: “We have consistently and aggressively worked with the University System of Georgia and law enforcement to ensure that anyone who allegedly puts our students at risk is investigated thoroughly and expeditiously, and have advocated for the most appropriate standards to be applied. While we cannot comment on the details of an ongoing investigation, we expect anyone who has compromised the trust of our students to be held accountable with all deliberate speed,” it said.