IMF chief to be charged with attempted rape: police source

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IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be charged with a "criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape," a police source said late Saturday.

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.

He was expected to be arraigned overnight before a Manhattan judge.

© 2011 AFP

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