Monday, June 25, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATHENS -- The tenured University of Georgia professor charged with prostitution in Gwinnett earlier this month will resign -- but not until after the forthcoming school year.
Max Roland Reinhart, 65, was arrested June 7 at the Guest House Inn in Norcross. According to Gwinnett County police, an undercover agent arranged for a meeting there with Reinhart, who billed himself as 33-year-old "Sasha" under the transsexual escort services section of a website called backpage.com.
Reinhart, police said, had agreed to a transaction of $60 for 30 minutes of "services." A professor at UGA since 1988, he was arrested and charged with prostitution and keeping an place of prostitution.
An agreement signed Friday and obtained by the Daily Post showed that Reinhart has resigned from his positions as AG Steer Professor of Goethe Studies and a professor of Germanic and Slavic studies at UGA, but with an effective date of May 10, 2013.
Between now and then, Reinhart will continue his research but will not teach classes, university spokesman Tom Jackson said.
"He has been removed from the classroom," Jackson said.
The agreement will eliminate the need for an often lengthy and expensive tenure revocation process.
According to the document, the university agreed not to terminate Reinhart's employment before the stated date. Reinhart agreed not to sue the university.