Photo credits: Peach County Sheriff’s Office
A black higher education institution and one of its black female student organizations is undergoing severe damage control as it copes with the aftershocks of a bombshell revelation.
Last week, Georgia’s Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper reported that a former executive assistant to the president of Fort Valley State University has been charged with a slew of crimes related to prostitution. According to Georgia’s Attorney General’s Office, Alecia J. Johnson (pictured) is the alleged ringleader of a prostitution ring, which was discovered in April 2018.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office began a coordinated probe of Fort Valley State at that same time. Johnson, 49, was also a former graduate adviser for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at Fort Valley State, a small HBCU located in Peach County, Georgia.
In addition to accepting cash payments in exchange for performing $exual acts, Johnson is accused of arranging prostitutes for prominent men among the professional collegiate crowd in a community south of Atlanta.
In her indictment, Johnson is charged with six counts of prostitution, three counts of pimping and two counts of soliciting sodomy. Though she is believed by law enforcement to be the ringleader of this alleged criminal enterprise, Johnson is not the only person who has been charged in connection with this elaborate scheme.
Six other suspects have also been charged. Also, each and every last one of them are men. Charles Jones, 57, Kenneth Howard, 56, Ernest Harvey, 47, James Nance Jr., 46, Ryan Jenkins, 35, and Devontae Little, 26, all face one count each of soliciting sodomy.
After Johnson and her co-conspirators were criminally indicted, Fort Valley State’s leaders of its AKA sorority chapter announced that the organizations privileges have been revoked. The leaders said the decision to reinstate the chapter’s privileges would be dependent on the outcome of this ongoing investigation.