LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — Former attorney Michael Fine was sentenced to 12 years in prison and must register as a tier 2 sexual offender Monday.
Fine was arrested after being accused of hypnotizing women and then sexually assaulting them during their meetings.
He was arrested last year after a female client told investigators he hypnotized her during a custody dispute meeting.
Police said it was initially hard to believe a respected attorney was using hypnosis on women to gratify himself.
But one woman eventually wore a hidden camera and microphone to their meetings and captured him trying to hypnotize her. A second woman then came forward with similar accusations.