Our expert says:
I suppose it might have happened the way your boy tells it --- rather than being the perpetrator, he may indeed have volunteered so as to spare the others. But it wouldn't do any harm for him to see a psychologist / counsellor to check this out. But DO NOT TAKE HIM TO A HYPNOTIST. Beyond any possible scientific doubt, hypnosis does NOT, EVER, discover the truth about anything, and is never admitted in any court of law for that reason. It may at most encourage someone to speak more, but what you hear is very likely indeed to be a mixture of truth, fantasy, and bits of stories he's heard or TV he's watched. That's the last thing you want. A properly trained child psychologist could assess him far more expertly, and clarify the situation far better. But don't make it seem like any sort of punishment that he's going to see someone.
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