18 May '11, 1pm

Spiritual guru sex assault trial resumes

Spiritual guru sex assault trial resumes

Anand is alleged to have sexually assaulted his female students while they were under the influence of hypnosis. -- PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN THE trial of Anand Krishna, a spiritual guru accused of sexually assaulting female students, is set to resume on Wednesday at South Jakarta District Court, with hearings of testimonies from expert witnesses. 'The witnesses today are psychiatry expert Suryani, hypnotherapy expert Adi Gunawan and legal agency expert Dwija Prayitno,' Anand's lawyer, Humprey Jemat, said before the hearing. Anand is alleged to have sexually assaulted his female students while they were under the influence of hypnosis. The case came to light when one of the students, Tara Pradipta Laksmi, reported an incident of harassment to police last year. -- THE JAKARTA POST/ANN

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