Hypnotist Sentenced to Prison for Charges of Gross Sexual Assault 

A hypnotist accused of using his craft during sexual encounters with a teen-age girl is going to prison for six years.38-year-old Aaron Patton of Jay was sentenced Monday by Superior Court Justice Donald Marden.Patton as sentenced to six years in prison for each of four counts of gross sexual assault, four years each for one count of unlawful sexual contact and counts of sexual abuse of a minor. All but the initial six years were suspended.Patton began treating the girl, now 17, with hypnotism when she was 12 to break her of a nail-biting habit. Prosecutors said Patton would hypnotize her after their sexual encounters to make her feel more comfortable about their trysts. (AP)