Fort Valley, Georgia--Several arrest have been made after an administrator was said to have led a sex-ring at Fort Valley State University, which involved students of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Arrest have been made for six men who were former clients of the students.
Alecia Jeanetta Johnson, former Executive Assistant to the President at FVSU has also been arrested. She was also the graduate advisor for FVSU’s AKA chapter. She resigned days before the story was made public and faces six counts of pimping and six counts of prostitution.
AKA has suspended FVSU’s chapter following the story’s break and pending the investigation.
Arrest have been made for all but one of the following as a result of the investigation on charges that include solicitation of sodomy and pandering:
- 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.
Statement from FVSU:
“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.”