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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Stephen Kristic, an Oklahoma City hypnotist charged with 11 counts of sexual battery, was found dead in a metro hotel Saturday.

The coroner has determined the cause of death as suicide.

Police said four female clients claimed Stephen Kristic assaulted them while they were hypnotized.

Kristic owned and operated the Oklahoma Psychological Center and performed hypnotherapy to help people quit smoking or lose weight.

The victims said during their sessions with Kristic, he placed his hands up their shirts or down their pants.