15 May '11, 1am

IMF chief being questioned in alleged sex assault

NEW YORK: IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody Saturday for questioning in an alleged sexual assault, New York City police told AFP. Strauss-Kahn, widely expected to be a candidate for president of France in 2012, was removed from an Air France flight minutes before its scheduled departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. "We took him into custody and we handed him over to the New York City police department," an official for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told AFP on condition of anonymity. "We did it at the request of NYPD." The New York Times reported that NYPD detectives were "investigating a brutal attack of a woman employee at the hotel Sofitel New York," earlier in the day. The employee was a maid, the newspaper reported. NYPD spokesman Officer Michael DeBonis told AFP by phone late Saturday th...

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