An amateur hypnotist is accused of having sex with a young woman while she was hypnotised, Benton County, Washington, USA.
Kevin Geyer placed the woman under a state of hypnosis directing her to block out all of her senses except her hearing. The amateur hypnotist claimed that he had previously helped a number of women to overcome problems.
But this time the 25-year-old redressed the woman before waking her up in an attempt to cover up his assault. After a while the victim found evidence of sexual activity on her clothing and confronted Geyer by text at which he apologised.
While in court, Geyer acknowledged that he took advantage of the woman, whose name is not disclosed, while she was under hypnosis and expressed his deep regret.
Geyer has been banned from any contact with the woman for one year and has to turn over any dangerous weapons to police while the case is pending.