UGA German Professor Charged with Prostitution

Max Reinhart of Athens, Ga., arrested in Gwinnett County.



University of Georgia German professor Max Roland Reinhart was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on Thursday night on charges of prostitution and keeping a place of prostitution.

Reinhart is A. G. Steer Professor in Goethe Studies in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and a well-known scholar.

According to University policy in the the UGA Office of Legal Affairs,"any current employee charged with a crime (other than a minor traffic offense) shall report being charged with such crime to the Office of Legal Affairs within 72 hours of the employee becoming aware of such charge. Failure to report being charged with such a crime may result in appropriate disciplinary action, including termination of employment."

According to an email from Gwinnett County Police Officials, detectives located an ad in the transsexual escort services section of backpage.com. The subject's name was 'Sasha,' the email said.

Detectives arranged a meeting with "Sasha" at the Guest House Inn (2050 Willow Trail) in Norcross.  The room had been rented by the suspect, Max Reinhart.  The undercover detective and the suspect came to an agreement of $60 for thirty minutes of "services." Reinhart was then taken into custody.
The keeping a place of prostitution charge comes from the room he rented for the purpose of prostitution.

After several hours in custody, Reinhart posted bond and was released from jail Thursday night. Reinhart listed his address on jail documents as Springdale Street in Athens.

Rebecca McCarthy June 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Actually, Clark, the expression is "I couldn't care less." Which means, indeed, I could not care less than I already do, which is not at all.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew June 12, 2012 at 10:08 PM
This just gives a whole new meaning to UGA!
Janet morrison July 01, 2012 at 03:54 AM
It is said that the true character of a man is displayed when he thinks no one is watching. Unfortunately this professors character has been made public. I for one do not want a criminal teaching our youth. He needs to be prosecuted and resign.
Rebecca McCarthy July 01, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Janet, I think the issue for Professor Reinhart is more complicated that anyone knows. He is retiring from UGA next spring after years of being a wonderful teacher, scholar and colleague. He's one of the best teachers in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. But he will have no more time i the classroom. And, yes, I'm sure he will be prosecuted.
waltersg July 06, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Amazing someone will pay for that


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