August 19, 2019

Strauss-Kahn DNA found on maids clothing

Strauss-Kahn might go for the high jump on this one - he has too many enemies. The more powerful you are the fatter the vultures that circle to feed on your carcass. An ancient newswarped proverb.

Sources close to the police investigation have said that DNA found on the clothes of a New York hotel maid allegedly sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a match for him.

Mr Strauss-Kahn denies the charges, and resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund last week to defend himself against the sexual assault charges.

He is under house arrest in a New York apartment, after a judge granted him a release last week on $1m bail.

Reports about the DNA samples came after authorities analysed the work clothes of the 32-year-old hotel maid who says she was assaulted in the New York Sofitel near Times Square on 14 May.

No official spokespeople from the Police and Judiciary will confirm the DNA report but it is suggested by major news networks running the story that the source is credible.

Investigators are reported to be carrying out further tests on samples taken from the carpet and other surfaces in the hotel room.

Mr Strauss-Kahn is charged with seven counts including four felony charges – two of criminal sexual acts, one of attempted rape and one of sexual abuse – plus three misdemeanour offences, including unlawful imprisonment.

The hotel maid told police that Mr Strauss-Kahn had assaulted her after she entered his hotel room to clean it.

Mr Strauss-Kahn’s defence team is expected to argue that a sexual encounter occurred, but that it was consensual.

“The forensic evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter,” Mr Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, has said.

The next major court appearance for Mr Strauss-Kahn is on 6th June when he is due to enter a formal plea regarding the charges.

There doesn’t seem to be much doubt that a sexual encounter took place. The case will hinge on the level of evidence for violence that the prosecution can muster, and the credibility of the maid herself on the witness stand.