UGA professor charged as prostitute

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A University of Georgia professor of German was arrested Thursday afternoon by Gwinnett County police after dressing up as a woman and agreeing to have sex with an undercover officer, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith.

Max Roland Reinhart, 65, faces a charge of prostitution after agreeing to give the undercover officer 30 minutes of sexual service for $60, police said. He is charged with keeping a place of prostitution for renting a room at the Guest House Inn in Norcross, where he and the officer met, Smith said. Reinhart did not run a brothel, but only sold his services, Smith explained.

Gwinnett County police found Reinhart, a professor in UGA’s Germanic and Slavic Studies department, through a Web site that regularly advertises escort services.

“Yesterday, detectives located, on a Web page called Backpage.com ... in the transsexual escort section ... a subject named Sasha advertising for Gwinnett,” Smith said Friday.

An undercover officer met Sasha, who later was identified as Reinhart, Smith said.

“He was dressed in a woman’s fishnet bodysuit,” he said. “After they came to the agreement, that was enough for a charge.”

Reinhart was booked into the jail about 12:30 p.m. Thursday and was released on a $4,800 bond at 9:15 p.m.

Reinhart studies German poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and teaches classes on German music and literature. He holds the A.G. Steer Professorship in Goethe Studies. Reinhart started teaching at UGA in 1988 and has held tenure since 1994.

Reinhart reported his arrest to UGA’s Office of Legal Affairs late Friday afternoon under the terms of a mandatory university policy, said Tom Jackson, UGA’s vice president for public affairs.

The office considers each employee and the charges against him when looking into an arrest, Jackson said. Any criminal investigation does not need to come to a conclusion before UGA enforces a disciplinary action if one is warranted, according to Jackson.

Jackson and other UGA officials found out about Reinhart’s arrest after an Atlanta TV station called the school Thursday.

Jackson said this is the first time he can remember a UGA professor being arrested on this kind of charge.

“I doubt we’ve ever had a case like this reported,” he said.

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justputtin
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justputtin 06/08/12 - 12:38 pm
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kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 06/08/12 - 12:41 pm
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Zee Professor vill see you now!
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Wonder how long he's been on this lark? Bet his students are cracking up about this.........LOL!

Oh and ...uh.......Go Dawgs!!!

carcraft
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carcraft 06/08/12 - 12:44 pm
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spekin da duetsch! nein,

spekin da duetsch! nein, nein, nein

my.voice
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my.voice 06/08/12 - 12:58 pm
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UGGA!

UGGA.....LEE!

burninater
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burninater 06/08/12 - 01:05 pm
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Going to Rhinehart's to get

Going to Rhinehart's to get some crabs suddenly takes on a whole new meaning ...

HighSociety
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HighSociety 06/08/12 - 01:13 pm
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He makes one ugly woman!

He makes one ugly woman!

jasper1
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jasper1 06/08/12 - 01:43 pm
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Ugly

Now that's what I call a nutty professor!

raul
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raul 06/08/12 - 01:52 pm
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Das ist wirklich pervers!

Das ist wirklich pervers!

David Parker
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David Parker 06/08/12 - 01:52 pm
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i need some Dial for my

i need some Dial for my eyes!!! blech

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/08/12 - 02:06 pm
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Research

I'm sure his defense attorney will insist that the activity is legitimate academic research into his Goethe studies.

raul
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raul 06/08/12 - 02:13 pm
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Let's see how UGA handles

Let's see how UGA handles this. Will they be politically correct and say there is no nexus between his job and his "off duty" misconduct?

allhans
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allhans 06/08/12 - 02:26 pm
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65 years old. I doubt this

65 years old. I doubt this was
"her" first time.
Makes one wonder about his past.

OJP
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OJP 06/08/12 - 02:44 pm
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Should have videotaped it to

Should have videotaped it to sell - then it's probably not illegal (the logic there escapes me).

Prostitution should not be criminal.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/08/12 - 02:44 pm
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"Prostitution should not be

"Prostitution should not be criminal."

I agree. There is no victim.

curly123053
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curly123053 06/08/12 - 03:01 pm
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YUCK !!

Where's the barf bag??

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/08/12 - 03:54 pm
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All the "normal" behaviors

All the "normal" behaviors accepted by liberal progressives-no crime here just an alternative lifestyle. Geez.

redapples
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redapples 06/08/12 - 04:01 pm
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This just doesn't come to my

This just doesn't come to my mind as a category of crime that I am really concerned about. Who's the victim? Now someone attacking and eating another person's face, that's what I call a crime!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/08/12 - 04:04 pm
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This man...uh, woman...no,

This man...uh, woman...no, man??...anyway, this person needs to contact Joe Neal Jr. to get him off! No wait...that was a poor choice of words! If this teacher really wants to beat the rap..gee, that doesn't sound much better, does it?? He's going to need a really good attorney, one that doesn't su.....no, no! I can't go there either! Okay, forget about it! Think I'll just mind my own business!

happychimer
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happychimer 06/08/12 - 04:17 pm
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I have visions of Jerry

I have visions of Jerry Springer.

scorehouse
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scorehouse 06/08/12 - 04:37 pm
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typical
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academic creeps! those who can do, those who can't teach! why does the state funded University of GEORGIA even offer this course?! why isn't he teaching transexual rights and gay marriage in the law school? typical government missappropriation of funds.

scorehouse
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scorehouse 06/08/12 - 04:46 pm
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question?
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shouldn't she, i mean he, i mean roland, oh roland, come out where ever u r, be teaching greek studies from behind? old queen didn't even use lipstick. university of georgia is getting very slack on their drees code. on my, my.

scorehouse
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scorehouse 06/08/12 - 04:49 pm
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president adams
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adams don't be so cheap. go out and hire david bowie to teach glam studies. our youth deserve the very best education possible from the great UGA! it would provide inspiration for a new hit, under precious!

crackertroy
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crackertroy 06/08/12 - 05:06 pm
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This is the education you get
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This is the education you get at an American university. These guys couldn't work anywhere other than a public university. Oh wait, nevermind, they can work the streets.

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shrimp for breakfast 06/08/12 - 05:36 pm
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Burninater that was absolutely hilarious

What an ugly woman/man. Someone would have to be really hard up(no pun intended) to want to go anywhere near this THING.
Worse than ugly. We're talking FUGLY!!!

raul
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raul 06/08/12 - 06:20 pm
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Reminds me of Lili Von Shtupp

Reminds me of Lili Von Shtupp (Blazing Saddles): Hello, handsome, is that a ten-gallon hat or are you just enjoying the show?

Jake
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Jake 06/09/12 - 05:38 pm
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Larry Munson makes the call (edit)

"Dawgs line up on 4th down in punt formation. Reinhart gets the snap, it's a fake! He is being chased and loses his high heels. My God, look at him run! He is hit hard at the line of scrimmage and tears his fishnet jersey and drops sixty bucks. Cops take over on downs. Whatcha' got Loren?"

Loren - "Larry, did you notice prior to the snap that Reinhart was swishing his rear end in hopes of drawing the cops off sides?".

Larry - "Yeah, I saw that. I was expecting a Backfield In Motion penalty."

raul
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raul 06/08/12 - 07:29 pm
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@Jake. Good one. LOL.

@Jake. Good one. LOL.

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itsanotherday1 06/08/12 - 07:42 pm
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"All the "normal" behaviors

"All the "normal" behaviors accepted by liberal progressives-no crime here just an alternative lifestyle. Geez."

Bizkit, number one; I'm no progressive liberal. More of a Libertarian if you have to assign a label.

Number two; as offensive to the senses as this drag queen is, whom does it harm? Certainly not you, me or the public at large.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/08/12 - 07:44 pm
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Love it Jake!!

"Larry Munson makes the call"

I am a dyed in the wool Munson devotee. Excellent parody!

Insider Information
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Insider Information 06/08/12 - 10:08 pm
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She's purrrrty.

She's purrrrty.

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