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University of Georgia professor reportedly arrested on prostitution charges

Police arrested a University of Georgia professor on prostitution charges Thursday after he allegedly arranged a meeting with an undercover detective, reported.

Gwinnett police said Max Reinhart, 65, who teaches German music and literature at the university, was dressed as a woman and used the name "Sasha" to set up the meeting. 

When Reinhart and the undercover detective came to an agreement for services at a local inn, he was taken into custody, police said. 

According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Reinhart and the undercover officer came to an agreement to exchange 30 minutes of sexual service for $60. Reinhart is also charged with keeping a place of prostitution for renting a room at the Guest House Inn in Norcross, where he met the officer. He was wearing a women's fishnet bodysuit at the time of his arrest.   

“After they came to the agreement, that was enough for a charge,” Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith told the newspaper. 

Police found Reinhart through the website in a section that specifically advertises transsexual escorts, the Banner-Herald reported. 

Reinhart reported his arrest to UGA’s Office of Legal Affairs under the terms of a mandatory university policy.

"We will take appropriate action," the school's vice president for public affairs Tom Jackson told the Banner-Herald. "I wouldn't want to presuppose anything about this particular case."

Jackson said that this is the first incident of this kind he can recall involving a UGA professor. 

“I doubt we’ve ever had a case like this reported,” he told the Banner-Herald. 

Reinhart was released on a $4,800 bond.

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