Former Elyria lawyer accused of hypnotizing woman admits kidnapping

The women say they lost time and couldn't recall phone conversations with Michael Fine

Michael Fine, attorney who hypnotized women and assaulted them

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients for his sexual gratification has pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges under a deal with prosecutors.

Michael Fine, of Avon, pleaded guilty on Monday. Lorain County prosecutors say he’s scheduled to be sentenced in November.

Fine’s attorney says a gag order prevents him from commenting.

Police in the northeast Ohio village of Sheffield began investigating Fine in the fall of 2014. Authorities say two women told investigators they thought they’d been hypnotized after losing track of time and being unable to recall meetings and phone calls with Fine.

Police had said they recorded Fine using explicit language with the women.

Fine has resigned as an attorney.

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