Monday, May 16, 2011

These few hours were plunged into turmoil DSK

Dominique Strauss-Kahn handcuffed, out of a police station in Harlem: the image is shock at the height of the case which is made the director general of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Arrested Saturday afternoon in New York while preparing to fly to Paris, DSK to appear, Monday, May 16 in late morning (late afternoon, French time) before a criminal court in Manhattan.

He is charged with "attempted rape", "sexual assault" and "sequestration person" following accusations of a young woman of 32 years, employed at the Sofitel New York. Saturday around 13 hours according to police - noon by later versions - the hotel employee enters after 2806, when she feels empty, to clean.

Rented $ 525 per night - according to the IMF - the suite, further bedroom and a bathroom, a comfortable meeting room, a lounge and a lobby. According to Paul Dubrule, co-founder of Accor, owner of the Sofitel group, the configuration of the suite, "not very practical," can explain "we hear not an employee entering the room." Double sexual assault testified that the maid, Dominique Strauss-Kahn would be "out of the bathroom, completely naked, and [have] tried to [the] sexually assaulted," the story reported by Paul Browne deputy commissioner and spokesman for the NYPD in this case.

"He would have grabbed and forcibly drawn into the chamber and on the bed," says Browne, quoted by The New York Times. According to Mr. Browne, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who would care to lock the door of the suite, was then "dragged the young woman who struggled to the bathroom where he allegedly assaulted a second time.

" He would have obliged by the American channel MSNBC, to perform oral sex and tried to undress her. When she manages to escape, said the young woman, she alerted the hotel staff, who called 911, the American emergency number. A call to the DSK source of her arrest when police arrived on scene, the IMF chief had left the luxury hotel near Times Square.

It will itself enable investigators to locate: 15 h 40, Dominique Strauss-Kahn called the hotel to ask if his cell phone, he has forgotten, is quite the Sofitel. At the end of the wire, the hotel employee would have played the trick to locate the IMF chief, asking him where he was to send him the subject, tells the Wall Street Journal.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn called JFK airport as he prepares to depart for Paris, an interview is scheduled for Sunday in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The NYPD needs to act fast: Air France flight 023, which is the IMF chief, is scheduled to 16 h 40. These are the agents of the Airport Authority of New York and New Jersey, already on site, who are responsible for the call before the aircraft leaves the U.S..

Already installed in the first class cabin, the IMF chief is arrested ten minutes before the scheduled takeoff. "They were about to close the doors," said John Kelly, spokesman for the airport authorities . According to the latter, the IMF chief was traveling alone and has complied with the instructions of the agents.

The head of the IMF formally charged Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who made no statement and requests a lawyer, is transferred to the Special Victims Unit, a special unit of police in New York located in Harlem who investigates sex crimes. His conviction for "sexual assault", "attempted rape" and "sequestration" is pronounced at 2:15 am Sunday.

His American lawyer, Ben Brafman, has informed an hour before the agency by mail that his client denied the allegations. But the alleged victim is formal: brought to headquarters of the Special Victims Unit under protection a few hours later, she unhesitatingly designates the Director of the IMF, aligned with six other people before her.

Sunday night at 23 pm, Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the premises in handcuffs from the police in Harlem for an examination and forensic science. Several points remain unclear: according to an anonymous source within the French authorities, quoted by The Daily Beast, the IMF chief would include lunch, the day of the attack, his daughter Camille, a student at Columbia University.

This would provide an excuse to oppose the investigators indicated that, initially, that the incident occurred at 13 hours. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, cited by BFM TV, argues that his departure from the hotel was registered at 12:28. But in the meantime, investigators have reviewed the chronology of events, saying that the facts are rather products around noon, not 13 hours.

On this point, the world can confirm that the young woman alerted his superiors about the facts concerning Mr. Strauss Kahn, Saturday, 12 am to 30. The preliminary hearing of DSK criminal court in Manhattan is scheduled for late Monday morning (late afternoon, French time). The accused, who faces up to twenty years in prison according to the charges, will then formally submit his choice of defense.

DSK will plead not guilty.

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