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Judge dismisses assault charges against STRAUSS-KAHN – USA Today

August 23, 2011

Judge dismisses assault charges against Strauss-Kahn

Aug 23, 2011

By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY

A Manhattan judge has formally dismissed rape charges against former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn today at the request of prosecutors who feel they no longer have a winnable case.

Update at 12:02 p.m. ET: The Associated Press reports that judge has dismissed the sexual assault charges against Strauss-Kahn, but says the ruling won’t take effect immediately.

Update at 11:57 a.m. ET: A Manhattan judge has dismissed the sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, CNBC reports.

Update at 11:07 a.m. ET: Dominique Strauss-Kahn has arrived at the courthouse for the hearing.

Update at 10:40 a.m. ET: The judge denied a request by the accuser in the sex assault case that a special prosecutor be appointed, the Associated Press reports.

The lawyer for the 32-year-old maid made the request after the DA’s office moved to dismiss the case outright. The lawyer argued that the prosecutors’ office was biased.

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