Sorority probed for sex ring to pay pledging fees
Authorities in Georgia are investigating allegations that sorority sisters participated in a sex ring to cover membership fees.
Fort Valley State University confirmed a criminal probe was opened following accusations that a former Alpha Kappa Alpha advisor pimped out newly initiated members, news station WSBTV reported.
Alecia Johnson — the employee at the center of the scandal — reportedly resigned from her job as the historically black university’s special events director and administrator in an April 18 letter.
She has not been arrested or charged in the criminal investigation.
“She’s not a pimp, and she’s not a madam — none of that,” her lawyer Adrian Patrick told WSBTV Monday. “She’s not guilty. She did not do anything.”
The attorney slammed allegations that his client lured newly initiated sisters into prostitution as “incredulous.”
“I mean, I know people want to be in a sorority,” he said. “I got that part. I just don’t think you’re going to sell your body. Plus, it’s inconsistent with the reputation of Alpha Kappa Alpha.”
Johnson’s resignation came the same day the sorority’s national office announced it was looking into “unauthorized activities and misconduct involving current and former members.”
Until the investigation is complete, Alpha Kappa Alpha is banned from participating in Greek life activities, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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