The sorry state of higher education.
A highly-acclaimed University of Georgia German professor was arrested Thursday for prostituting himself for $60, authorities say.
Max Reinhart, 65, was charged with prostitution, according to Gwinnett Countypolice .
Gwinnett County police detectives found an ad for a individual named “Sasha” in the transexual services section of the web site, backpage.com, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.
Detectives arranged to meet “Sasha” on Thursday at the Guest House Inn near Norcross, and found the room had been rented by Reinhart, Smith said.
The undercover investigator met with Reinhart/”Sasha” and negotiated a charge of $60 for half an hour of “services,” and Reinhart was subsequently arrested, police said.
Reinhart was booked into the jail just after 12:30 p.m., and released Thursday evening around 9:15 p.m., on $4,800 bond, according to jail records.
It’s unclear how this arrest will affect Reinhart, who has taught at UGA since 1988, and held tenure since 1994.
Heck, he’ll probably receive a promotion for enhancing diversity. Here’s his faculty page.