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Sorority responds to FVSU sex scandal allegations

The GBI is investigating and bringing in agents from around the state.

The GBI's investigation at Fort Valley State University involves "allegations of sexual misconduct" against an employee connected to a school sorority, according to a statement from Alpha Kappa Alpha.

The international sorority released a statement Wednesday to WMAZ’s sister station 11Alive in Atlanta that said they're fully cooperating with the university and law enforcement.

So far, the GBI and other agencies have not described the allegation, but said one FVSU employee is on administrative leave.

The sorority's statement says, "We were appalled to learn of allegations of sexual misconduct against a Fort Valley State University employee who also is a graduate member of the sorority."

"Upon learning of these allegations, we immediately contacted the university and launched an internal investigation, which is ongoing," they wrote.

“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has a zero-tolerance policy for hazing, member sexual misconduct, and harassment, and we take any allegations of this nature very seriously," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the GBI says their investigation at Fort Valley State University continues to grow.

Special Agent J.T. Ricketson said they were requested by the Georgia Board of Regents and Attorney General’s office to “look into the matter” at the university.

Ricketson said the GBI’s criminal investigation began Thursday, April 12.

He says he's expanded his team again, calling in agents from offices around the state to help interview dozens of witnesses.

Ricketson and others have declined to talk about what they're investigating, but the university this week said one employee who is being investigated is on administrative leave.

A school spokeswoman declined comment on Wednesday, saying the case is still under investigation.

Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said his office has been involved in the investigation since Sunday, but he said no one has been arrested.