Former Fort Valley State Employee Pleads Guilty In Prostitution Case
Article sourced from ajc.com, June 17, 2019.
A former Fort Valley State University employee pleaded guilty, prosecutors said Monday, to six counts of prostitution in a case that stunned the campus last fall and caused a stir in the surrounding community.
A judge sentenced Alecia J. Johnson, 49 — who was the university’s special events director months before her arrest — to five years on probation, a $1,000 fine and 180 days house arrest, authorities said.
Johnson’s plea agreement is contingent on her testimony in any trials of six men who have been charged with pandering and solicitation of sodomy, prosecutors said. Some of the men held prominent positions in the area, located about 100 miles south of Atlanta, such as a county commissioner, a city manager and an assistant principal.
- Ernest Harvey, 47, of Fort Valley an assistant principal in charge of discipline at Huntington Middle School in Houston County. Kenneth Howard, 56, of Fort Valley, the city manager of Hinesville.
- Ryan Jenkins, 35, of Fort Valley. Charles Jones, 57, of Fort Valley, a former attorney for Fort Valley State.
- Devontae Little, 26, of Warner Robins.
- Arthur James Nance Jr., 46, of Cordele, the vice chairman of the Crisp County Board of Commissioners
- and a local pastor and mortician.
- All of the men, except Harvey, have turned themselves in.