Hypnotism assaults at library raise safety questions, need for vigilance

JB writes “Police continue to investigate incidents involving several Northwestern students who allege they were hypnotized and, in at least one case, sexually assaulted in the University Library.

University Librarian David Bishop said no changes in security have been made at the library since the last reported incident two months ago, but University Police say they have increased patrols there.

“I’m not sure that I could say that anything is being done in response to this,” Bishop said.

A female victim reported to police that on July 22 a man hypnotized her after asking her to help with a research project. He then “spoke to and touched the victim in an inappropriate manner,” according to a UP community crime alert….

Full Story.”