Strauss-Kahn leaves Harlem police station in handcuffs

16th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has been charged with sexual assault, left a police station in Harlem late Sunday in handcuffs, an AFP correspondent witnessed.

Strauss-Kahn, widely seen as a challenger for the French presidency, is scheduled to enter a plea in court on Monday, following his dramatic detention Saturday as he attempted to fly to France from JFK Airport.

Looking tired after about 30 hours of detention, Strauss-Kahn was led to a police car and taken to an unknown destination.

He made no comment to reporters waiting outside.

Strauss-Kahn was charged Sunday with the sexual assault and attempted rape of a 32-year-old chambermaid in the luxury Sofitel hotel near Times Square.

Earlier, New York police obtained a warrant to search for DNA evidence on his clothes.

© 2011 AFP

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