Filing Details Alleged Attack By IMF Chief
Dominique Strauss-Kahn in seven-count complaint
MAY 16--Here is the criminal complaint filed today against the International Monetary Fund chief accused of attempting to rape a maid Saturday at a New York City hotel.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arraigned this afternoon in Manhattan Criminal Court on seven counts, including attempted rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful imprisonment charges.
Strauss-Kahn, pictured at right, will remain in custody without bail until his next court appearance, State Supreme Court Judge Melissa Jackson ruled. Strauss-Kahn faces four felonies and three misdemeanors, with the top count carrying a maximum of 25 years in prison.
According to the complaint sworn by NYPD Detective Steven Lane, the IMF boss--who was widely expected to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy for the French presidency--assaulted the 32-year-old maid in a $3000-a-night suite at the Sofitel Hotel near Times Square.
The woman told cops that she entered the room to clean it around noon, believing that the suite was empty. That is when a naked Strauss-Kahn emerged from the bathroom, touched her breast, and threw her onto the bed. After the woman broke free, Strauss-Kahn cornered her in a rear hallway, where he allegedly sexually assaulted the maid.
Strauss-Kahn, known in France as “The Great Seducer,” was subsequently removed by police from an Air France flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where he headed directly after the incident. He apparently departed the hotel in such haste that he left his cell phone behind. (1 page)