Gwinnett County, GA
A UGA professor is arrested in Gwinnett County on prostitution charges. Gwinnett County Police Corporal Jake Smith tells WSB detectives found a person named "Sasha" who was offering services in the Norcross area. The ad was listed in the transgender section of backpage.com.
"They called the number associated with that and set up a meeting at the Guest House Inn in Norcross, and one of our undercover detectives went and met the suspect there. Once the agreement was made to exchange money for sex and then the money changed hands, the suspect was taken into custody. He was charged with prostitution and keeping a place of prostitution," said Smith.
In this case, the second charge was because he had rented a room for the purpose of conducting prostitution.
Smith says 65-year-old Max Reinhart was arrested in drag.
"Sasha was in fact, Max Reinhart," said Smith.
Smith says while most of the postings say the services include massages and escort services, they rarely say it's sex for money.
"The final arrangement was $60 for 30 minutes worth of service," said Smith.
UGA spokesman Pete Konenkamp tells WSB, Reinhart is a professor of Germanic and Slavic languages. University policy dictates he report his arrest to the UGA Office of Legal Affairs within 72 hours or face possible termination. It will be up to the university to determine his status while these charges are pending. After several hours in custody, Reinhart posted bond and was released from jail Thursday night.