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. Checkmate

    Ohhh, here comes one of the trolls to agree with Lindsie! Which one will it be? George Patton? Frank? RUFFNUTT? Which one of the name-stealers will it be?

    May 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Large Zulu Warrior

      Sup *click click* Snowflake?

      May 19, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    Again this evening, as twice this morning, my respectful, clean comment agreeing with posters who suspect entrapment was censored.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • zargos

      the truth has a cost

      May 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nomad

    He probably has enough cash to beat this rap eh.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mookooman

    And people wonder why robin hood robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. What a disgrace. When will someone finally be made the example of in this country.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. libertarian

    @andy, Really,bin Laden's DNA was confirmed within hours according to the White House. Are you saying they lied.

    May 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. libertarian

    @Jasvir, This was a 3000 dollar a. Night room, it is assumed that the hallway was between two rooms with in the suite not in the hotel lobby.

    May 19, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. libertarian

    Sorry leeintulsa, I just saw that you addressed the hallway issue.

    May 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cricket

    Uh, that should go without saying that there are no surveillance cameras *in* the suite...shouldn't it?

    May 19, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. libertarian

    Don't worry everyone, guilty or not this is too high profile of a case he will get off one way or another. If he truly is innocent then it will be proven. If he's guilty he'll either buy his way out and the "victim" will drop the charges or the feds will step in and grant him immunity so as not to cause an international scene.

    May 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Situation

    @Chandra-Even if we never knew who he was prior to this. It's ashame we had to meet him this way.Considering the embarrassment he has brought to himself, and his country...we were probably better off.

    May 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Michelle

    The judge could easily have allowed him to post bail, ordered his passport withheld, and placed him under house arrest in the first place. This sort of unnecessary humiliation is nasty stuff. And to think we expect our citizens to have any justice abroad. I'm embarrassed to be an American.

    May 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chandra

      I agree with you , your law states innocent until proven guilty , hence one shouldn't stand in judgement until solid facts are given.

      May 20, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
    • The camster

      @Michelle. On what basis in this case are you ashamed to be an American? That the justice is followed to the letter? Charges made. An arrest. A grand jury hears the evidence and chooses to indict. Pretty sure that's the way it is supposed to work.

      May 20, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. libertarian

    Uh mm I do believe that our citizens are treated worse in other countries, even friendly countries. Look at the student in Spain, there are serious doubts about that case but she was held without bail through the whole process I believe and much of what could've proven her possible innocence wasn't allowed in testimony.

    May 19, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. libertarian

    I'm not saying she was guilty or innocent or that Kahn is guilty or innocent I'm only saying so far Kahn has been treated much better and rest assured he'll get a better lawyer than she did.

    May 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Michelle

    I believe it was Italy. We are not held to the standards of some third-rate justice system. We are supposed to stand for what's good–what's fair–live by our own moral compass and not by they-do-it-to-us-so let's do it to them.

    May 19, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    Sup zulu *click click*jig-a-boo?

    May 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
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