Skeptic News: Pervert used hypnosis website

fate2From: Herald Scotland

A pervert who placed women in a trance so he could grope them has been caught illegally accessing a hypnotism website.

 Former nurse Iain Balsillie used the trigger words “drop for me” in an attempt to make women fall into his arms, before sexually assaulting them.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday heard Balsillie, 44, had breached a Sexual Offences Prevention Order by browsing an online site that carried information on hypnosis. The order, made by a judge in Manchester in 2008, banned Balsillie from accessing internet sites displaying erotic or hypnotic material.

It was imposed under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 after he carried out a sex attack on a woman in Manchester and was jailed for 12 months. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

But in August this year, police carrying out computer checks at his home in Rosyth, Fife, found he had been logging on to Fetlife – which describes itself as a “BDSM and fetish community for kinksters by kinksters”.

Balsillie pleaded guilty to knowingly visiting a hypnosis portal on the members-only site between August 28 and 30 without reasonable excuse.

Sheriff Ian Abercrombie warned Balsillie that breaching a court order was a serious matter, but noted he had co-operated with social work reports.

Speaking during a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing in 2009, his victims said he would use the words “drop for me” in an attempt to make them fall into his arms, after which he would grab them by the breasts and, in one case, lower her head on to his private parts.

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One Response to Skeptic News: Pervert used hypnosis website

  1. Peter Maxwell says:

    Forgive my ignorance of psychology/hypnosis but can someone actually be hypnotised to act against their will?

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