New York jury indicts Strauss-Kahn on seven counts; court grants bail
Dominque Strauss-Kahn was indicted on seven counts in New York on Thursday, the same day he was granted bail.
May 19th, 2011
03:41 PM ET

New York jury indicts Strauss-Kahn on seven counts; court grants bail

[Updated at 3:59 p.m. ET] Strauss-Kahn has been granted bail on several conditions.

He must post a $1 million cash bail, surrender his travel documents and agree to home detention. He must also post a $5 million cash bond.

Strauss-Kahn had previously been held without bail at New York's Rikers Island prison.

[Posted at 3:41 p.m. ET] A grand jury in New York has voted to indict former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on seven criminal charges.

The charges are two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse in the third degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, attempt to commit rape in the first degree and forcible touching.

Strauss-Kahn was arrested earlier this month and charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a 32-year-old housekeeping employee at a luxury suite in a Manhattan hotel.

Read CNN's full coverage of the Strauss-Kahn indictment and bail hearing
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  1. clarke

    He could of gotten himself a high priced call girl to preform for him.

    May 20, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. libertarian

    Already addressed the issue of getting a call girl. This was a crime of opportunity if it indeed happened. Also some one asked why he had to be held. That's because he had to appear before a judge before he could be granted bail. That's the way the system works.

    May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ellis from Panama

    Sun belle. Please do.

    May 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kevin Handy

    If this man is guilty – throw the book at him – if he's innocent – heaven help us. This man is very powerful and he has a right to be very angry if he is indeed innocent. Again the maid may well be telling the truth. Powerful people often think the rules apply to everyone but them. So this case must be very carefully investigated and tried. If this women is wronged, as I suspect she may be, I hope she pursues civil litigation against this man in addition to any criminal complaint against him. If the district attorney, on the other hand, finds the women's case not credible – I hope they throw HER in prison. Otherwise this man deserves a fair trial but if found guilty – I hope they throw the book at him. This wasn't a dalliance gone wrong – this women did not know Strauss-Kahn – how could ANY responsible employer allow a women alone with a customer like this with no responsible person with her – and furthermore why was she int he residence without a supervisor or cleaning partner. The answers in this case will be fascinating no matter the outcome.

    May 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
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