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A 65-year-old well-regarded University of Georgia professor was arrested for prostituting himself as a cross dressing drag queen named "Sasha".
In a sting operation, police officers responded to an ad placed by UGA professor Max Reinhart on the website backpage.com for transsexual services.
An undercover cop met with Sasha/Reinhart, and the cross dressing professor arranged for 30 minutes of "services" for $60 with the cop. That's when the cop arrested Reinhart and charged the Georgia professor with prostitution, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
When the cross dressing professor is not prostituting himself out as a woman named Sasha, he is a highly acclaimed German literature and history professor at the University of Georgia, reports the AJC. He has been teaching at the university since 1988 and received tenure back in 1994.
To add to his troubles, Max Reinhart was not only charged with being a prostitute, but he was also charged with running a house of prostitution for renting the hotel room for that purpose. This means that Reinhart will face both a misdemeanor charge that carries a $1,000 fine and possible one year prison term for prostitution as well as a high misdemeanor charge that could potentially carry an additional $5,000 fine and another year in prison.
For his part, the cross dressing professor said that the charge was not what it appears, though adding that he was "embarrassed" and feels "very stupid."
A University of Georgia professor was arrested for prostitution after allegedly dressing as a woman named Sasha and offering his services for $60. He says the charge was not what it appears, though it's not clear how else this could be interpreted.
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