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Hypnotist from Blackburn got client in trance to fondle herself
A HYPNOTIST who made a married mum fondle herself during a hypnosis session is facing a prison sentence.
Timothy Porter, from Blackburn, exposed himself and made his woman fondle her breasts during what was supposed to be a weight-loss session at her home.
The startled victim is said to have woken from a trance after something touched her neck and saw the 40-year-old acting indecently.
Fitness fanatic Porter, a former serviceman who was based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, claimed to be a self-taught hypnotist.
He had half a dozen treatment sessions with the mother-of-three after telling her he could help her lose weight last year.
Prosecution papers revealed that Porter's conduct and conversations became ‘sexualised’ at an early stage of their dealings.
In December, during a visit to the woman's home in North Yorkshire, while her children slept upstairs, he put her into a hypnotic trance.
She contacted police after ‘waking’ to find him with his trousers down and ordering her to touch herself.
Porter, of Ouseburn Road, admitted causing a person to engage in sexual activity when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court.
He will be sentenced next month after background reports have been prepared by probation workers, and was given bail until then. The court papers revealed that he was due to leave the RAF around the time of the offence.
On one occasion, he asked his victim if she would like to experience ‘heightened orgasms’ – but she declined his offer of help.
Porter claims that nothing sexual happened during the visits to his victim's home in the year leading up to the offence.
After he admitted the charge, an interim order was made for him to sign on the sex offenders' register. The length of the registration will depend upon his sentence next month. A source said: “It was when she was hypnotised that he started to become a bit more lewd.
“He says there was nothing sexual in the lead-up to the one incident, but her account is there was some untoward behaviour.
“There are no other suspicions about his conduct. It's simply not known if there are other clients, but he did bill himself as an amateur hypnotist.”
Detective Constable Graeme Bevington described Porter's hypnotism as ‘purely a hobby’ he practised while reaching the rank of corporal in the RAF.
“He told us he had performed hypnosis on other people,” said the detective.
“I don't think he has any qualifications, if there are formal qualifications.”
Speaking about the victim, Det Con Bevington said: “She is okay. She is pleased it is over and done with and is now looking forward to moving on.”