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UPDATE: Pharmacist Assistant Suspended for Allegations of Having Sex With Woman Under Hypnosis

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Court documents show that a Kennewick man admitted to police that he had sex with a woman after he hypnotized her. Court documents show that a Kennewick man admitted to police that he had sex with a woman after he hypnotized her.
KENNEWICK, WA - A Benton County Pharmacy Assistant has been immediately suspended on charges of sexual misconduct. 

The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission referred this case to the Department of Health. 

According to the charges, Kevin Geyer had sexual intercourse with a woman while she was under hypnosis in June 2014. 

Geyer is an amateur hypnotist and allegedly placed the woman under hypnosis in his home. 

Geyer has been criminally charged in Benton County Superior Court with one count of indecent liberties, a class B felony. 

Geyer can't practice in Washington State until the charges are resolved. He now has 20 days to respond to the charges and to ask for a hearing.



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Court documents show that a Kennewick man admitted to police that he had sex with a woman after he hypnotized her.


The woman claimed she was not aware while it happened, but noticed some clues after she woke up that made her believe she had been assaulted.

NBC Right Now met with a local hypnotherapist. He explained that when someone is under a deep enough trance they can lose track of time and even forget everything that happens around them, or even to them. He says hypnosis isn't a bad thing, you just need to trust the person performing it.

"To see it abused is difficult as a practitioner," said Christopher McBride.

McBride uses hypnosis to help people work through their problems. Once he puts his clients partially under he can help them quit smoking or ease their stress.

"There are certain tests that you can do to see how deep a client is."

The victim in this case told officers she had gone to see 25 year-old Kevin Geyer of Kennewick multiple times for a form of amateur hypnotherapy at his home. He told her to block all of her senses except for hearing. She was left with vague images of him doing things to her sexually.

"People who reach that stage may not remember very much at all of what happens while they're in trance."

It's when she woke that the woman found hair on her that wasn't hers. After leaving she texted Geyer to confront him. Police reports show he admitted to the whole thing including touching her, having sex with her and even to redressing the woman before she woke.

He claimed he was regretful he took advantage of her.

“It really affected me emotionally reading that because the patient loses ability to give consent and so a clear violation happened," said McBride. 

Even though documents state he admitted what he had done, Kevin Geyer entered a not guilty plea in a Benton County Court this week. A sexual assault protection order was filed to protect the young woman and a pretrial hearing has been slated for December as he faces charges of indecent liberties. 

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