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Attorney used hypnosis on female clients for own sexual pleasure: Video

January 19, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Attorney used hypnosis on female clients for own sexual pleasure: Video

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Newly released footage reveals how a shameful divorce lawyer used hypnosis on one of his female clients for his twisted sexual gratification.

Ohio attorney, 59-year-old Michael Fine, was sentenced to 12 years behind bars last November after he pleaded guilty to charges relating to the sexual assault of six women that he had hypnotized.

Currently, a video obtained by Fox8  in Cleveland shows him hypnotizing a client as part of an undercover police operation in 2014. The footage shows Fine going through relaxation techniques with the female, who was wearing a hidden camera before she was placed in a mesmeric trance.

“Let’s take a deep breath … one more time. Ok, I gotta calm down, let’s do this together,” Fine stated in the video. “Each time I say the word sleep, you’re going to go deeper and deeper, ten times deeper. One, two, three, sleep … one, two, three sleep,” the attorney continued.

The hypnosis session was then relocated to the couch where it became sexual.

As he grabbed his client’s hand, whose eyes were closed, and with his other hand resting on her shoulder, Fine said: “Every time I say the word pleasure, you can’t constrain or hold yourself back, your body is a vessel of pleasure.”

“When is the last time you made love?” he asked his client. “Every time I touch you, it’s going to be an incredible sensation… At the count of three, you won’t be able to control yourself,” he says.

After a couple of minutes, the lawyer wakes the woman up and begins discussing her case when authorities rushed in. Fine was taken into custody and was charged with putting multiple women under hypnosis for his pleasure.

Authorities opened an investigation against the married divorce attorney in 2014 after two women contacted police alleging that they had been hypnotized after they lost track of time and were unable to recall their meetings and calls with Fine.

One of the six victims also remembers being “wet in her vaginal area” and that “her bra was disheveled” after she left his office. A female client, who had hired the lawyer over a custody dispute in 2013, told authorities that she believed Fine had used hypnosis on her multiple times on the phone and during meetings.

She volunteered to record two phone conversations with Fine during which he used explicitly sexual language before concluding the calls discussing legal issues.

Investigators wired the woman for the meeting in the attorney’s office in November 2015, court documents revealed. Another client, who hired Fine to represent her in a divorce, suspected that she had been hypnotized after he began discussing meditation techniques during their first encounter.

She told authorities that the same thing occurred during their next three meetings. News of Fine’s criminal investigation led other women to contact police with their suspicions.

Fine pleaded guilty to one count of attempted kidnapping and five counts of kidnapping – each of which carried a sexual motivation specification. One of his clients read a victim impact statement to the court on Monday, which described how the attorney manipulated her three weeks after she finalized her divorce.

“I have come to realize it was not my vulnerability that caused this. I went to Fine with help in getting out of a terrible and abusive situation. He used my trust and his position as my attorney to gain information about my vulnerabilities. He used that information not only to protect and defend me but also to manipulate, hurt and take advantage of me.”

Other statements were read to the court, including one victim who now suffers from panic attacks and faces challenges in her relationships. “He gets a 12-year sentence. I get a life sentence. Is 12 years long enough? Is this enough time for the pain, hurt and suffering that I now have to live with?” it stated.

“This will be part of who I am to become. This is part of my being – not by choice, but by circumstance. Twelve years compared to a lifetime – doesn’t seem fair, does it?”

The judge ordered Fine to also register as a sex offender.

The disgraced attorney who was charged with taking advantage of the six victims in August has permanently surrendered his law license.

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