Judge denies bail to IMF chief accused of sexual assault
May 16th, 2011
12:56 PM ET

Judge denies bail to IMF chief accused of sexual assault

[Updated at 12:56 p.m.] The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual act; one count of first-degree attempted rape; one count of first-degree sexual abuse; one count of second-degree unlawful imprisonment; one count of forcible touching; and one count of third-degree sexual abuse, prosecutors said Monday.

[Posted at 12:52 p.m.] A New York judge denied bail Monday to International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The head of the IMG was in court Monday to answer allegations that he chased a housekeeping employee down the hall of his swanky New York hotel suite and sexually assaulted her.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arraignment was delayed a day after he agreed to forensic testing requested by police, said his attorney, William Taylor. The IMF chief's other attorney, Benjamin Brafman, vowed Sunday to vigorously defend him in court, insisting his client is innocent.

Police allege Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted the 32-year-old woman Saturday at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan, and then quickly headed off to a New York airport to board a Paris-bound flight.

The arrest of the 62-year-old, widely considered a leading potential candidate for the French presidency, has triggered intense political chatter across the Atlantic. In France, it delivered what newspaper Le Figaro called a "thunderclap" to the presidential race. The allegations also triggered disappointment within Strauss-Kahn's Socialist party; some at the party's headquarters were in tears Monday.

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  1. Pete

    The same as yours.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pete

    My mother has always been cheap. I told her to raise the price but she says she does it for fun.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

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      May 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pete

    So does my mom.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. pete

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    May 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey

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    May 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pete

    Ruffnutt, I'm sorry did not post the above, my troll keeps fooling around. Still I'm interested in "fuqqin" your mom for free!!!

    May 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

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      May 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
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