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UGA professor charged with prostitution will retire

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A University of Georgia professor charged with prostitution last month will retire from the university – effective at the end of next spring semester.

Gwinnett County police said Max Reinhart dressed up as a woman and offered an undercover officer 30 minutes of sex for $60.

Tom Jackson, UGA’s vice president for public affairs, said an agreement signed Friday after negotiations between UGA and Reinhart’s lawyers will allow the university to avoid a costly and lengthy tenure revocation procedure against Reinhart, a professor of Germanic and Slavic studies.

Reinhart won’t teach any more classes at UGA, Jackson said. Instead, he will be assigned to duties outside the classroom. Other than continuing with his research projects, those new duties haven’t been decided, Jackson said.

Reinhart has taught at UGA since 1988 and was granted tenure in 1994. He was named the A.G. Steer Professor of Goethe Studies in 2007.

Reinhart was arrested June 7 after an undercover officer contacted him through a Web site that advertises escort services, according to Gwinnett police. Police said Reinhart was dressed in a woman’s fishnet body suit and called himself Sasha.

In addition to prostitution, Reinhart also faces a charge of keeping a place of prostitution. Police said he rented a room at the Guest House Inn in Norcross, where he met the undercover officer. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Reinhart was released from jail after posting $4,800 bond. No court dates have been set, according to Gwinnett County court records.

Under terms of the agreement, UGA officials agreed to take no action to revoke Reinhart’s tenure or otherwise terminate his employment, so long as he retires when he promised. Reinhart agreed in writing not to sue the university, the University System of Georgia and the state Board of Regents, and to resign effective May 10, 2013.

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Newsflash 05/05/16 - 07:39 pm


nothin2show4it 06/23/12 - 06:59 pm

He will be assigned duties outside of the classroom? Wasn't that what he was doing when he was arrested?

Wow, UGA plays hardball with their professors. (No joke intended.) He gets to work one more year and keep his tenure. What a deterrent.

Jake 06/23/12 - 08:50 pm
Blues tune

It is actually "Lipstick, Powder and Paint, is you is or is you ain't" with acknowledgements to Bruce Breeze at Pier 39, Lou's.

Jake 06/23/12 - 10:12 pm
Larry again

Munson "Loren did you see this coming? I didn't"

Loren "Well at the end of last year the equipment manager hinted that there were going to be changes in some uniforms to accommodate certain players. Given Reinhart's ability to be deceptive, I did see some unusual undergarment layouts when I strolled through the locker room but I thought this to be a strategic deception so that we could start beating Florida again with some regularity."

Munson "Yeah, they are always tough, as it should be."

avidreader 06/24/12 - 09:59 am
Ethics Clause!

It seems that even tenured professors should have a Morals Clause tucked away in their yearly contracts. What an embarrassment to UGA! And I'll bet the jokes are flowing.

How many German professors does it take to fill a fish net?

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