RSeven people have been arrested in an alleged prostitution ring at Fort Valley State University, Georgia, including six men and a graduate adviser for the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
The campus of Fort Valley State University is in crisis, RollingOut reported.
In April 2018, reports surfaced about students resorting to prostitution out of desperation to pay pledge fees to join AKA sorority at the historically Black University, located about 100 miles south of Atlanta.
The alleged ringleader for the students is 49-year old Alecia Johnson, an AKA member and faculty advisor for the university’s AKA chapter. Johnson served as an executive assistant to the president of Fort Valley State University since 2004, The Grio reported.
Johnson was indicted last Friday on charges of prostitution and pimping. Six men who were allegedly involved in sex trafficking also face charges. Johnson allegedly performed sex acts for money and helped provide prostitutes to prominent men in the college community.
Allegations of hazing and sexual misconduct were reported on a tip line and also to the office of the Title IX administrator on campus, RollingOut reported. As the investigation moved forward, Fort Valley University President Dr. Paul Jones received a hand-delivered letter from Johnson saying:
“Greetings Dr. Jones, I find it best under the circumstances to render my resignation, effective immediately. Please have my personal belongings packed and mailed to the address listed.”
Jones accepted Johnson’s resignation.