IMF chief faces sexual assault charges

May 15, 2011

Online Staff Report

New York–The chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was arrested early Sunday for allegedly chasing a hotel employee while in the nude down the hallway of a New York hotel and trying to sexually assault her.

Police say Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a 32-year-old housekeeping worker at Manhattan’s Sofitel Hotel Saturday, May 14.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Strauss-Kahn, who is married to French journalist Anne Sinclair, has  been charged with attempted rape, criminal sexual conduct and unlawful imprisonment.

The 62-year-old potential French presidential candidate is expected to plead not guilty.

Strauss-Kahn lives in Washington, where the IMF is based.

He was also accused of having a consensual, yet improper, sexual relationship with a female IMF employee in 2008.

Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to be arraigned sometime Sunday, May 15.

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