IMF head charged over sexual assault on hotel maid

Possible French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn taken into police custody; expected to be charged on Sunday
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International Monetary Fund General (IMF) director Dominique Strauss-Kahn talks to the press after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Elysee Palace on November 17, 2010 in Paris, France. According to reports on May 14, 2011, Strauss-Kahn was arrested and accused of sexual assault in New York (Getty Images)
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A police car leaves from the New York police station in Harlem where Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the IMF is allegedly held on May 15, 2011. IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a possible candidate for the French presidency, was detained May 14, 2011 for questioning in an alleged sexual assault on a hotel maid, New York City police told AFP (AFP/Getty Images)
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Journalists await in front of the New York police station in Harlem where Dominique Strauss-Kahn is allegedly held on May 14, 2011. Strauss-Kahn, a Socialist who was widely expected to challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012, was removed from an Air France flight minutes before its scheduled departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said (AFP/Getty Images)
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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. According to reports on May 14, 2011, Strauss-Kahn was arrested and accused of a sexual assault in New York (Getty Images)
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A policeman stands in front of the New York police station in Harlem where Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is allegedly held. Strauss-Kahn, a key player in the world's response to the 2007-09 financial meltdown and in Europe's ongoing debt crisis, was removed from an Air France plane minutes before it was to take off for Paris from John F Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, New York police spokesman said AFP/Getty Images)
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Detective Ryan Sessa tells the press that IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be charged with 'criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape' in front of the New York police station in Harlem where Strauss-Khan is held, in New York, May 15, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A passenger arriving on an Air France flight from New York answers journalists questions at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Roissy, suburb Paris, on May 15, 2011. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested minutes before he was to leave for France. A 32-year-old maid filed a sexual assault complaint after fleeing the $3,000-a-night hotel suite at the Sofitel in Times Square where the alleged incident occurred around 1 pm on Saturday (AFP/Getty Images)
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Journalists await in front of the New York police station in Harlem where Dominique Strauss-Kahn is allegedly held. Strauss-Kahn, 62, who has been considered a possible Socialist Party candidate in the French presidential election in April and May 2012, appeared to have fled the hotel after the incident, the police spokesman said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A passenger arriving on an Air France flight from New York answers journalists questions at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Roissy, suburb Paris, on May 15, 2011. Strauss-Kahn took over the IMF in November 2007 for a five-year term scheduled to end next year. (Getty Images)