Former head of the International Monetary fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been cleared of one serious charge in the ongoing investigation against him for sex parties and multiple sexual assaults.
The case—a separate one from the now-infamous 2011 charges a hotel maid made in New York against Strauss-Kahn which were also dropped—is rare good news for Strauss-Kahn. A prosecutor said the 2010 gang-rape charges were dropped for a “lack of information.” A Belgian call girl told French police that the relationship she had with Strauss-Kahn in Washington was consensual, and wouldn’t file a complaint.
While this case may have been dismissed, Strauss-Kahn still faces charges in Lille, France, for the procurement of prostitutes. Prostitution is legal in France, but pimping isn’t. The maximum penalty for this is 20 years in jail.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012