Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter at the Fort Valley State University is currently being investigated for sexual misconduct after being accused of running a sex ring and pimping out its pledges. More specifically, Alecia Johnson, who was an executive assistant at the university and sorority advisor, is under investigation for allegedly pimping out the pledges.
According to reports, the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority would pimp out it’s “pledges” so they could pay for their sorority fees. The alleged clientele includes local politician and businessmen. Johnson is a member of the organization and served as a graduate advisor for the campus’s Alpha Beta chapter. Johnson resigned from her position when the criminal investigation started. While she has not been arrested or charged, she was identified as a person of interest in the ongoing state criminal investigation.
A report from Rolling Out, citing The Telegraph in Macon, Georgia, the newest members of Alpha Beta who were initiated this past Spring were involved in a sex ring so they could allegedly pay to “pledge” the Black Greek sorority.
via Rolling Out:
The Telegraph in Macon, Georgia, reports the school’s marketing and communications department confirmed the investigation in an emailed statement Monday, April 16 and said the school recently notified the University System of Georgia about a situation. At the end of last week, the Office of the Attorney General and the system’s Board of Regents requested that the GBI open up a criminal investigation, GBI Agent J.T. Ricketson said.
“Right now, it’s all allegation. Nothing has been substantiated by us. We’ve made no arrests,” Ricketson said. “We don’t do administrative inquiries. We are criminal investigators.”
The “matter” and “situation” involves allegations of employee misconduct and hazing linked to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and according to several unnamed sources, prostitution. The newest members of Alpha Beta who were initiated this past Spring were involved in a sex ring so they could allegedly pay to “pledge” the oldest Black Greek sorority, which was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University. The customers are allegedly local politicians and businessmen.
The national sorority organization issued a statement saying it was “appalled to learn of allegations of sexual misconduct against a Fort Valley State University employee who also is a graduate member of the sorority.” However, Adrian Patrick, an attorney for Johnson, says his client is “not a pimp, and she’s not a madam — none of that. She’s not guilty. She did not do anything.”
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority released a full statement on the matter, saying:
“These allegations are in no way representative of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s 110-year service-based mission or its nearly 300,000 members. We condemn these allegations in the strongest possible terms. We remain dedicated to our mission to encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, promote unity, alleviate problems concerning girls and women, create opportunities for them to pursue higher education and be of service to millions of people around the world annually.”
Alpha Kappa Alpha is a traditionally African American sorority which was founded in 1908 at Howard University.