Hypnotist Found Guilty 

Tuesday afternoon, a jury convicted 37-year-old hypnotist Aaron Patton of using his craft to keep a 14-year-old girl quiet about a sexual relationship they were having.Patton was found guilty on all counts including four charges of gross sexual assault.The attorney for Patton argued that the girl was 16 when the two had a consensual sexual relationship. In Maine the age of consent for sexual activity is 16.Patton began treating the girl, now 17, with hypnotism when she was 8-years-old to break her of a nail-biting habit.