IMF chief formally charged with sexual assault: police

15th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been formally charged with sexual assault and attempted rape following a complaint by a maid of a local hotel, police announced early Sunday.

Strauss-Kahn, widely expected to run for the French presidency next year, was detained Saturday and quizzed over an alleged sexual assault on a New York hotel maid, police said.

The IMF managing director was escorted off an Air France flight just minutes before it was to take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said.

In Washington, an International Monetary Fund spokeswoman had no immediate comment.

© 2011 AFP

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