Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is represented by thousands of elegant and classy Black women. But the seven arrest warrants issued at Fort Valley State University for a prostitution ring has tainted the highly respected organization.
In May, the For Valley State University chapter of AKA was suspended after news about a sex ring scandal with some of its members began to circulate. According to reports, pledges turned to prostitution to make money for initiation fees in order to become a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. The prostitution ring attracted politicians and businessmen, and was kicked off by Alecia Jeanetta Johnson, a former female administrator at Fort Valley State University, who previously worked as the executive assistant to the school's president. In addition, she served as the Fort Valley State University graduate advisor for Alpha Kappa Alpha,
According to "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution," each of these men have been charged with pandering and solicitation of sodomy:
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.
Plus, Alecia Jeanetta Johnson has been charged with six counts of pimping and six more for prostitution. Here's the statement from Fort Valley State University:
"Today we learned that two former FVSU employees have been charged with illicit conduct. We appreciate the work of the GBI in conducting this investigation, which began in April 2018 when administrators received two separate reports alleging wrongdoing. The University System of Georgia (USG) in conjunction with FVSU began an immediate investigation in accordance with its policies. The USG notified Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General, and the case was ultimately referred to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
FVSU has promised its students that their safety and security is our first priority, and we fully support the application of the judicial process. 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."
Alpha Kappa Alpha has launched an investigation of its own. And Alecia Jeanetta Johnson has denied all of the very serious charges against her. According to her lawyer Adrian Patrick:
"She’s not a pimp, and she’s not a madam-none of that. She’s not guilty. She did not do anything."