Macon – Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced Friday the results of a several months-long investigation into allegations of illegal conduct related to Fort Valley State University.

Warrants were issued Tuesday for the following individuals as a result of a GBI investigation with assistance from the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, and at the request of the Georgia Attorney General’s Office:

Ernest Harvey, 47; Kenneth Howard, 56; Ryan Jenkins, 35; Charles Jones, 57, of Fort Valley; Devontae Little, 26, of Warner Robins; and Arthur James Nance Jr., 46, of Cordele, each are charged with pandering and solicitation of sodomy stemming from conduct alleged to have occurred in 2017 and 2018.

Former Fort Valley State University executive assistant to the president Alecia Jeanetta Johnson, 48, of Fort Valley, is charged with six counts of pimping on allegations she arranged to provide a prostitute to the six men.

Johnson also is charged with six counts of prostitution on allegations she performed, offered or consented to perform a sexual act for money or other items of value. Johnson additionally is charged with conspiracy to commit fiduciary theft stemming from allegations she conspired to take scholarship money, a book scholarship, that had been granted to a student in October 2015.

The arrest warrants are allegations and each defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.

Each of the defendants was advised of the charges against them this morning and was given the opportunity to turn themselves in to law enforcement.

Anyone who has information related to these allegations should call the GBI at 478-987-4545.

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Contact: Amy Leigh Womack

awomack@maconbibb.us

478-621-6179 (office)

478-319-2529 (cell)