New Jersey hypnotist arrested for giving illegal prostate exams to patients, prosecutor says

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — A New Jersey hypnotist was arrested after subjecting patients to illegal prostate exams, investigators said.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said patients would visit Robert Bruckner, 55, for hypnotherapy sessions and he would perform the exams, WCBS reported. It is unclear if the patients were under hypnosis during the exams.

Bruckner, who is not a licensed doctor, owns Major Mindset Hypnosis Counseling. He offers services to adults, teens and children.

The investigation was launched after patients went to police and described their visits, NJ.com reported.

Bruckner was arrested and charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and practicing medicine without a license, according to arrest records.