Evidently, $87,000 is not enough for Max Reinhart to live on.
The highly acclaimed University of Georgia professor was arrested Thursday for prostituting himself for $60, police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper.
Police say Reinhart dressed in drag and offered an undercover officer 30 minutes of services for $60.
The investigation began when Gwinnett County police found an advertisement for a individual named Sasha in the transexual services section of the website backpage.com, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith told the paper.
Detectives arranged to meet Sasha on Thursday at an inn and found the room had been rented by Reinhart, Smith said. An undercover investigator met with Reinhart/"Sasha" and negotiated a charge of $60 for half an hour of "services."
The newspaper says it's unclear how the arrest would affect Reinhart's teaching position. He has taught at UGA since 1988 and has held tenure there since 1994.
"I am deeply remorseful for anything I may have done to bring any kind of doubt to the integrity of the university and myself," Reinhart told Channel 2 Action News.
University spokesman Tom Jackson said any university employee who is arrested must report that arrest to the school's Office of Legal Affairs.
"The office reviews the case and recommends any of a full range of actions," Jackson said. "We will take the appropriate action."
Reinhart teaches German literature and history, particularly the work of 18th century writer, poet and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and his salary is $87,224 per year, UGA officials said.