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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 UGAs 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 womans 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 UGAs Office of Legal Affairs late Friday afternoon under the terms of a mandatory university policy, said Tom Jackson, UGAs 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 wouldnt want to presuppose anything about this particular case.
Jackson and other UGA officials found out about Reinharts 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 weve ever had a case like this reported, he said.
he is a good candidate to become a White House czar.
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”
I absolutely do not condone this man’s depravity, but the police appear to have propositioned him, not the other way around.
Perhaps he’s been rehearsing a local production of Cabaret...
Good call. I would not bet against you.
His UGA web page:
He looks like John Cleese.
“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).
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?
GRMN 5100 Goethe and Fishnet Bodystockings...
I was thinking the same thing...but could never have said it as eloqently as you.
Steer and queer?
Ugga and Uglo.
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.
Hmmm...I would have thought he'd dress up in a leather SS uniform with handcuffs, dog collar, and riding crop.
I’m a BAMA fan but you’ve gone too far by insulting UGA this way.
Democrat illegal alien voter no doubt.
Next football season might be a little more colorful than usual.