The most prominent candidate of the 2012 presidential election in France and the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been denied bail and sent to jail over allegations on sexual assault.
62-year-old Kahn was reportedly arrested minutes before flying to Paris on Sunday, May 15. Kahn was accused of rape attempt on a hotel chambermaid. Media reports said that the IMF chief was in the shower when the maid entered his room. He allegedly emerged naked from the shower, grabbed the maid and forced her to perform oral sex, the New York Post reported citing authorities.
Police also informed that the investigating agency had won a warrant to seek DNA evidence on his cloths. However, Kahn's lawyer William Taylor claimed, "Our client willingly consented to a scientific and foreignsic examination." Kahn's lawyer also said, "He intends to vigorously defend these charges and denied any wrongdoings."
Meanwhile, a French novelist and journalist Tristane Banon hurled another attack on Kahn as the 31-year-old journalist accused Kahn of sexual assault in 2007.
Banon and her lawyer stated, "We're planning to make an official complaint." In 2008, Kahn was embroiled in a controversy after accusations arose that he had had a sexual relationship with one of his subordinates in the IMF's Africa Department.