The Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) chapter at Fort Valley State University in Georgia is being investigated for running a sex prostitution ring with their pledges to pay for the pledge fees.
The AKA chapter was suspended last weekend when allegations that members were pimping out their pledge to local politicians and businessmen. The pledges were forced into the prostitution ring to pay for pledge fees and as a form of hazing.
But the sisters of AKA aren’t the only ones under investigation. Alecia Johnson, an executive assistant at the university and is an AKA advisor, is being investigated for helping pimp out the pledges.
Rolling Out, an Atlanta magazine reports that George Bureau of Investigation Special Agent J.T. Ricketson was requested to investigate Johnson by the Georgia Board of Regents and the Attorney General’s office. The statement reads:
“Fort Valley State University recently notified the University System of Georgia about potential employee misconduct. We can confirm that the University System of Georgia is now conducting an investigation into this alleged employee misconduct, and an FVSU employee who is allegedly involved has been placed on administrative leave. We can also confirm that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Attorney General are involved and investigating whether criminal activity has occurred. With the investigation pending, we cannot comment further”
According to Rolling Out and the Daily Mail, Johnson’s investigation is being linked to AKA’s alleged prostitution. Johnson’s attorney, Adrian Patrick has denied that she is a pimp. “She’s not a pimp, and she’s not a madam — none of that,” Patrick told WSB-TV on Monday. “She’s not guilty. She did not do anything.”
AKA is launching their own internal investigation of the Fort Valley chapter. The historically black sorority released a statement as well.
“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.”
The GBI has been looking into the allegations since mid-April and no arrests have been made.