Seven people, including two former employees of Fort Valley State University, have been charged with running a sex and prostitution ring at the HBCU.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the list of suspected clients includes a mortician who works part-time as a county commissioner, an assistant principal, a city manager and a former university attorney.
Fort Valley State employee accused of pimping, taking scholarship money https://t.co/ubicjIHW1b
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Alecia Jeanetta Johnson, graduate advisor to a sorority on campus and the former executive assistant to FVSU’s president, is accused of being the leader of the prostitution ring from incidents in 2017 and 2018. She allegedly set up sex for the six men that have been charged with various sex crimes, including pandering and solicitation of sodomy, the report states.
Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke issued warrants last Tuesday for the following people:
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.
Johnson faces six counts of pimping and six counts of prostitution as well as conspiracy to commit fiduciary theft stemming from a 2015 scholarship scandal.
Fort Valley State released a two-paragraph statement Friday afternoon noting that university officials immediately investigated the allegations of illegal conduct when they surfaced back in April.
“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.
In a letter to the Fort Valley State sorority chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. made known its own inquiry into “unauthorized activities and misconduct involving current and former members.”