People of New York v. Strauss-Kahn: charge sheet

16th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail on Monday and detained in custody until his next hearing facing charges of sexual assault and attempted rape.

A charge sheet provided by the New York criminal court sets out seven counts brought against the powerful head of the International Monetary Fund following an incident at about midday on Saturday in the Sofitel hotel near Times Square.

The counts include two of committing a criminal sexual act, one of attempted rape, one of unlawful imprisonment, two of sexual abuse and one of forcible touching.

Herewith is the statement in the charge sheet against Strauss-Kahn testified to by Detective Steven Lane of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad after taking evidence from a 32-year-old chambermaid:

"The defendant engaged in oral sexual conduct and anal sexual conduct with another person by forcible compulsion; the defendant attempted to engage in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion; the defendant subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion; the defendant restrained another person; the defendant subjected another person to sexual contact without the latter's consent; and in that the defendant intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly touched the sexual and intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading and abusing such person, and for the purpose of gratifying the defendant's sexual desire.

"The offenses were committed under the following circumstances:

"Deponent states that deponent is informed by an individual known to the District Attorney's Office that defendant

1) shut the door to the above location and prevented informant from leaving the above location;

2) grabbed informant's breasts without consent;

3) attempted to pull down informant's pantyhose and forcibly grabbed informant's vaginal area;

4) forcibly made contact with his penis and informant's mouth twice and;

5) was able to accomplish the above acts by using actual physical force."

© 2011 AFP

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