Ex-IMF chief moves to a luxurious townhouse

Strauss Kahn
New York, May 26: Ex-International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Wednesday, May 25, relocated to a luxurious townhouse in Manhattan where he will wait under house arrest for his New York trial on sex assault charges.

Strauss's new location is a building which has five bathrooms, is located on a cobblestone street in one of Manhattan's most posh neighborhoods. It is also close to the courthouse where he will attend hearings.

The judge presiding over his sexual assault case accepted a new location on Wednesday, May 25, who moved the same day from his temporary apartment in Lower Manhattan, according to court officials.

He has been indicted on seven charges stemming from an alleged assault on a hotel maid. He faces two counts of criminal sexual act; two counts of sexual abuse; and one count each of attempt to commit rape, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. If he is convicted, Strauss-Kahn would face up to 25 years in prison.

Strauss-Kahn is free on $1 million bail under strict house arrest after prosecutors feared him a flight risk given his international status and wealth.

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