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. Cricket

    Good. They indicted him. Excellent.

    May 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben Hutchins

      And then gave him bail, so that's the last we'll ever see of him.

      May 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      I guess – guilty till proven innocent!!

      May 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Me too Cesar

    May 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzzzz

    Ok, so they had some DNA prof , now they have to prove it was consensual.

    May 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • andy

      It takes longer than that to confirm DNA – it can't have come back yet. Also reports on video of the victim running out of the romm are unfounded, simply because there are no cameras on the floor. Not knowing who he was, as she is supposed to have said is always possible, however Sofitel posted clearly on staff noticeboards who was in the suite. So be careful about what even the DA is putting forward as arguments. Remember he is in a re-election year too.

      May 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. libertarian

    Run, Kahn, run.

    May 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. James T Bag Kirk

    Kahnnnnn! Or CON!!

    May 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Large Black Man

    Sup snowflake?

    May 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Checkmate

      Hey big boy tee see

      May 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Checkmate

      Hey big boy tee hee!

      May 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. libertarian

    Question is, what did they find under Kahn's fingernails? Skin or blood belonging to the maid perhaps? Seriously though a grand jury indictment only means a crime may have been committed. The evidence needn't be as full proof as it does in a trial. However if they did indeed find blood or skin under Kahn's fingernails that would be a real gotcha moment.

    May 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank - (R-Ohio)

    "'s so much easier if you leave your dick at home when you go to work". Then you won't wind up like Trash-Kahn here.

    May 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jasvir Singh

    Regardless of IMF Chief prior conduct, I have very hard time to believe her version of the story. On the other side there is no video recording in hallway of such a expensive hotel. I don't think so given his status he will run after a maid in such open environment. If this is a set up Then who ever set this up probably Sarkozi and party then the whole world reached its bottom. We need more vigrous investigation on this issue.

    May 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobbit

      Learn English, dummy.

      May 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      The hallway was in his suite; their not talking about a public hallway

      May 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Maurey Gold

    It's gonna be a Bummah of a Summah for the IMF Cheif... Ouch!

    May 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. citizen

    This type of rich person should always travel with the family housekeeper or an entourage of interns.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tom

    Guilty! Put him in the klink. He needs to learn his lesson.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. meee is right

    Who cares? none of you idiots knew of him before this so go about your silly lives and try to become someone

    May 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • William Shakespeare Shatner Shut Up

      All I need to know about him is his name which is Kahn!............ Sounds like another way to spell con. He's guilty!

      May 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chandra

    Terrorists and hardened criminals have received better treatment in your country .
    This is based on an accusation and so far without any solid proof and yet everybody finds him guilty and condemns him.
    The media salivates over this story and it appears so does the American public.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evan

      Chandra, you must be French. Your post drips of cognative dissonance. Please don't blame America. Respect our legal system as we try and find respect for one of your leaders. Guilty until proven innocent – but they had enough evidence to get the grand jury to indict so lets just see what happens. Kahn will get adequate defense and mroe than enough chances to clear himself. I am very objective and wasn't going to post about this until I read your comment. Just be glad he isn't being tried in Italy!!!

      May 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chandra

      Evan , I am not french nor do I live in France.
      Innocent until proven guilty , we can agree on that.

      May 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lyndsie Graham

    This whole thing smells of a setup by Nickolas Sarkozy. The French C.I.A. operates just like it's American counterpart so this should not surprise anybody. Now I guess that Sarkozy's reelection next year is all but in the bag!!!

    May 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
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