by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
FAIRFIELD BASED HYPNOTIST ROBERT BRUCKNER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT and CHILD ENDANGERMENT
This afternoon, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that Robert Bruckner, owner of Major Mindset Hypnosis Counseling in Fairfield, was arrested and charged yesterday with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of child and practicing medicine without a license. Bruckner, 55, who lives in Randolph and is not a licensed doctor, advertises hypnosis services to both adults and children.
Reportedly, Bruckner's clients told Fairfield Police that they visited his offices for hypnotherapy services but that during the session Bruckner had "subjected them to what was described as a prostate exam or asked clients to submit to a prostate examination."
According to Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Conrad, who is handling the case, it's not known if Bruckner has assaulted any clients while they were under hypnosis.
Fairfield Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office initiated a joint investigation which remains ongoing.
Anybody who may have information pertaining to this matter should contact The Essex County Prosecutor Office's Special Victims Unit at 973-753-1130