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UGA professor charged with prostitution
Athens Banner-Herald ^ | June 8, 2012 | Erin France

Posted on 06/09/2012 4:29:33 AM PDT by billorites

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. He also is charged with keeping a place of prostitution for renting a room at the Guest House Inn in Norcross, where he and the undercover officer met, Smith said. Contrary to what the charge of keeping a place of prostitution might seem to indicate, 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 website that regularly advertises escort services.

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

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

“He was dressed in a woman’s fishnet body suit,” he said.

Reinhart and the undercover officer came to an agreement to exchange 30 minutes of sexual service for $60.

“After they came to the agreement, that was enough for a charge,” Smith said.

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 of Legal Affairs considers each employee and the charges against them 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.

“We will take appropriate action,” Jackson said. “I wouldn’t want to presuppose anything about this particular case.”

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: naughtyteacher

1 posted on 06/09/2012 4:29:45 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

Professor's on the right.

2 posted on 06/09/2012 4:35:35 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

ahhhhh..........academia


3 posted on 06/09/2012 4:38:17 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: billorites
UGA

I'll take triple entendres for $1000, Alex...

An acronym, a dog and a full body shiver response.

4 posted on 06/09/2012 4:41:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: billorites

You think there will be some snickering next time he enters a classroom?


5 posted on 06/09/2012 4:42:58 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab. I see you shiver with antici... pation.


6 posted on 06/09/2012 4:45:56 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

He said he had an enormous schvanstuker.


7 posted on 06/09/2012 4:47:11 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Too. Much. Information.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 4:49:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill
Too. Much. Information.

... or too quick an access to lines from "Young Frankenstien"

9 posted on 06/09/2012 4:52:48 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: billorites
He was dressed in a woman’s fishnet body suit

Note to self: Don't read threads on UGA early in the morning lest such images be burned into my head for the rst of the day.

Then again, don't read these threads any time of the day.

Obligatory UGA video

10 posted on 06/09/2012 5:01:11 AM PDT by Gamecock (I worked out with a dumbbell yesterday and I feel vigorous!)
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To: billorites

That’s one ugly whatever.


11 posted on 06/09/2012 5:05:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: billorites

YUCH!!!!! I didn’t know Helen have any sons with Pelosi.


12 posted on 06/09/2012 5:05:36 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOL!


13 posted on 06/09/2012 5:20:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: billorites

She's a MAN baby!

14 posted on 06/09/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: billorites
Wait until the first gay president hears about this.

The perv likely will get an invite to the white hut for a private Choom summit.

15 posted on 06/09/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: billorites

I thought Chelsea Clinton broke off all the limbs of the ugly tree. I was wrong.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 5:42:03 AM PDT by albie
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To: billorites

The one on the left is a cutie.....


17 posted on 06/09/2012 5:44:09 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: billorites
We will take appropriate action

Since he/she is a tenured professor the punishment will probably be a one-year paid suspension.

18 posted on 06/09/2012 5:48:14 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: billorites

I’m guessing he’s not a Democrat.

It’s ok when they do it....

Thanks, Bwahney!


19 posted on 06/09/2012 5:48:44 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: billorites
Jackson said this is the first time he can remember a UGA professor being arrested on this kind of charge.

What a peculiar sentence. Battling qualifiers render it nonsensical. Did he suddenly recover from amnesia and remember a UGA professor being arrested on this kind of charge? Did he have to sort through memories of all the faculty other than UGA professors being arrested on this kind of charge? Just how many kinds of charges are we talking about here, for which UGA faculty have been arrested?

That weird lawyerism of a blurb begs for further study.

20 posted on 06/09/2012 5:52:35 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gabrial

he is a good candidate to become a White House czar.


21 posted on 06/09/2012 6:05:26 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: billorites

Would be kinda funny if this German professors defense was “I was doing research in applying Faustian precepts to real-world situations...which is why I acted like a hooker and propositioned a policeman”


22 posted on 06/09/2012 6:06:26 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (CNN ratings are so down, Ted Turner asked the UN for relief)
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To: ATLDiver; Vigilantcitizen

Just damn.


23 posted on 06/09/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I absolutely do not condone this man’s depravity, but the police appear to have propositioned him, not the other way around.


24 posted on 06/09/2012 6:14:11 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: SeminoleCounty

Perhaps he’s been rehearsing a local production of Cabaret...


25 posted on 06/09/2012 6:17:39 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: layman

Good call. I would not bet against you.

His UGA web page:

http://www.gsstudies.uga.edu/faculty/reinhart.html


26 posted on 06/09/2012 6:19:41 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: billorites

He looks like John Cleese.


27 posted on 06/09/2012 6:29:11 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: FreedomPoster

“Max Reinhart is A. G. Steer Professor in Goethe Studies in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Georgia. His primary areas of research are Early Modern Germany (ca. 1350-1700) and Late Goethe (1809-32), with secondary interests in Late Antiquity and Early Christianity as well as music history, particularly the vocal music of J. S. Bach and 19th-century German song. Reinhart is the founder and was first president of Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär (FNI), an international, interdisciplinary society for Early Modern German Studies that holds triennial conferences at Duke University, and is former president of the Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature (SGRABL), a sub-section of the Modern Language Association (MLA). Reinhart has written on many German and Neo-Latin authors and themes in the period between Early Humanism and Classicism. His publications include editorship of German Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation, 1280-1580 (1997), Infinite Boundaries: Order, Disorder and Reorder in Early Modern German Culture (1998), and Imperiled Heritage: Tradition, History, and Utopia in Early Modern German Literature: Selected Essays by Klaus Garber (2000). With the Indo-European linguist Jared S. Klein he is co-translator and editor of Shalom Ben-Chorin’s classic Brother Jesus: The Nazarene through Jewish Eyes (University of Georgia Press, 2001; paperback 2012).
Courses:

GRMN 3220 The Age of Reformation
GRMN 3810 Literature in Music, Music in Literature
Nineteenth-Century German Song
The Musico-Literary Language of J.S. Bach
GRMN 4100 Goethe and Islam
Goethe and Islam
Goethe and Iqbal
GRMN 6200 Early Modern German Literature, 1400-1700”

Well, I never would have suspected with a background like that he would go off the rails. Perhaps some sort of dementia?


28 posted on 06/09/2012 6:32:13 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

GRMN 5100 Goethe and Fishnet Bodystockings...


29 posted on 06/09/2012 7:08:26 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I was thinking the same thing...but could never have said it as eloqently as you.


30 posted on 06/09/2012 7:08:48 AM PDT by moovova (Michelle Obama is a community snacktivist.)
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To: billorites
He holds the A.G. Steer Professorship in Goethe Studies.

Steer and queer?

31 posted on 06/09/2012 7:26:27 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Mikey_1962
"She's a MAN, baby!"


32 posted on 06/09/2012 7:30:53 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: billorites

Ugga and Uglo.


33 posted on 06/09/2012 7:41:16 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: moovova

It’s just a strange reaction, to plead faulty memory, then immediately follow that by narrowing the scope as well as the type of charge.

Somebody appears to be concerned about legal ramifications concerning the university itself for some odd reason, is the impression with which I’m left as a result of parsing that sentence.

I’m sure that is not the message that the university had hoped to convey.


34 posted on 06/09/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: billorites
He was dressed in a woman’s fishnet body suit

Hmmm...I would have thought he'd dress up in a leather SS uniform with handcuffs, dog collar, and riding crop.

35 posted on 06/09/2012 7:44:59 AM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: billorites

I’m a BAMA fan but you’ve gone too far by insulting UGA this way.


36 posted on 06/09/2012 8:33:45 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: billorites

37 posted on 06/09/2012 8:43:40 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: billorites
Klaus Kinski's long lost brother?


38 posted on 06/09/2012 8:57:45 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: billorites

Democrat illegal alien voter no doubt.


39 posted on 06/09/2012 9:10:29 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: billorites

Next football season might be a little more colorful than usual.


40 posted on 06/09/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Moltke

41 posted on 06/09/2012 10:09:41 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: FreedomPoster

I can’t seem to scrub the “ugh” off.


42 posted on 06/09/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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