In April 2018, reports surfaced about students who resorted to prostitution out of desperation to pay pledge fees to join Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. The alleged pimp for the students is 49-year old Alecia Johnson, an AKA member and faculty adviser for the FVSU chapter. She also served as an executive assistant to the president of Fort Valley State University since 2004.
According to reports, Johnson performed sex acts in exchange for money and gifts. She also helped provide the students to prominent Black men in the college community, identified as Ernest Harvey, 47, Kenneth Howard, 56, Ryan Jenkins, 35, Charles Jones, 57, Arthur James Nance Jr., 46, and Devontae Little, 26.
Last week, Johnson was charged with six counts of prostitution, three counts of pimping, and two counts of solicitation of sodomy. The six men were also indicted on one count each of solicitation of sodomy.
Johnson is facing a maximum of up to 12 months in prison and up to a $1,000 fine per count.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is the oldest Black sorority in the U.S. which was founded on Howard University in 1908. AKA leaders have suspended the privileges of Alpha Beta Chapter of AKA at FVSU while an investigation regarding the case is ongoing.