Legal Case Against IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn

Annemarie McAvoy in myFOXNY, May 16, 2011

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MYFOXNY.COM - The head of the International Monetary Fund faces charges in New York City of a criminal sex act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment. He is accused of forcing himself on a maid at the Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan. He was arrested on board a plane in JFK Airport returning to France. Good Day New York asked Fordham Law Professor and former federal prosecutor Annemarie McAvoy to weigh in on the legal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

"It is a he-said, she-said case. We have to find out what the facts are. It's early in the process," said McAvoy.

The women accusing the IMF head is a 32-year-old woman with a good record working at the hotel.

According to police, Strauss-Kahn, 62, was naked when he chased the maid down a hallway and pull her into a bedroom where he sexually assaulted her.

"He is a high flight risk," added McAvoy.

An arraignment scheduled for Sunday was postponed while investigators gather more forensic evidence.