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.