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IMF Chief To Plead Not Guilty To Sex Attack Allegations


IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was taken into custody on Saturday at the John F Kennedy International Airport over the allegations of a sexual assault, will plead not guilty, Sky News TV channel reported on Sunday, citing his lawyer Benjamin Brafman.

Authorities are investigating an alleged assault on a maid at the Sofitel New York hotel near Manhattan’s Times Square, the TV channel reported.

The IMF chief is expected to be charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment following an alleged attack on a hotel maid in New York, the TV channel said.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the police had been called to the hotel shortly after the alleged incident. Strauss-Kahn had already left the hotel, leaving behind his mobile phone and other personal items.

“It looked like he got out of there in a hurry,” the TV channel quoted Browne as saying.

Detectives found he was at the airport and contacted the Port Authority, who took Strauss-Kahn from the Air France flight.

Police said it was not immediately clear whether the IMF’s 62-year-old top official had been planning to leave on Saturday afternoon.

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