Head of IMF in Custody for Alleged Sexual Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn removed from Air France flight to Paris
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 14, 2011 7:27 PM CDT
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The head of the IMF has been taken into custody by New York City police and is being questioned in connection with the sexual assault of a hotel maid. An NYPD rep says Dominique Strauss-Kahn was pulled off an Air France flight to Paris this afternoon at JFK after he left the Manhattan hotel; he apparently left his cell phone and other personal items in the room.

The 32-year-old maid tells police that she entered Strauss-Kahn's room at 1pm today and said that he tried to sexually assault her. The maid fled the room and called police. Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the IMF, has not been charged. (Read more IMF stories.)

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