• Ex-Fort Valley State employee pleads guilty in prostitution case

    By: Nicole Carr

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    FORT VALLEY, Ga. - A former Fort Valley State University employee has pleaded guilty and promised to testify against six men in a prostitution case.

    Alecia Johnson, 49, pleaded guilty Monday to six counts of prostitution for selling herself and a Fort Valley State University student for sex in 2017 and 2018.

    Johnson, who served as the university president’s executive assistant and a campus sorority advisor, will serve five years of probation, 180 days of house arrest and pay a $1,000 fine. She has also agreed to testify against six men indicted in the case.

    Many of the men hold high-profile positions in the surrounding community, including the former FVSU attorney, the Hinesville city manager, a county commissioner and a pastor.

    A child rape suspect from a state facility is also among those indicted.

    The investigation began in 2018 with the GBI and was forwarded months later to Macon-area prosecutors. 

    Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Nicole Carr broke details of the case over more than a year, including the specific allegations, the backgrounds of those involved and how the allegations prompted a separate investigation into a sorority chapter Johnson once advised

    Officials with the sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., released a statement regarding the indictments in recent months, distancing themselves from Johnson and saying she had no official advisory role with the reinstated campus chapter since 2014.

    “Ms. Johnson’s actions in exploiting this young woman cast FVSU in a negative light that the school and those who hold it dear certainly did not deserve,” said David Cooke, district attorney of the Macon Judicial Circuit. 

    No trial date has been set.

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