Preliminary exams on criminal sexual conduct cases set for Aug. 22
Posted: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 4:24 pm
Probable cause hearings were held on Thursday, Aug. 3 for a local hypnotherapist charged with criminal sexual conduct toward patients under his care.
In May, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton charged John Tomlinson, 65, of Flint with three felony counts related to an alleged sexual assault of a 48-year-old patient under his care.
He was arraigned May 3 on one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of unlawful imprisonment, and one count of assault by strangulation related to an incident that occurred at his office in Grand Blanc Township on April 17 of this year.
According to investigative reports, Grand Blanc Township police officers were called to Tomlinson’s hypnotherapy office on Holly Road in April after a patient Tomlinson was treating reported that he had sexually assaulted her while she was undergoing her fourth hypnotherapy session.
Tomlinson also was arraigned on June 8 in two other cases.
According to Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Potbury, the additional charges filed included three counts of CSC second-degree, involving two new alleged female victims who came forward after news broke of the latest incident. Those incidents were alleged to have occurred between March 2013 and August 2015.
Tomlinson posted bond and his office can remain open. He is expected back in court on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. for his preliminary exams. Local attorney Michael Manley is representing Tomlinson.
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