IMF chief to remain jailed in NYC sex-assault case -

IMF chief to remain jailed in NYC sex-assault case

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City judge says the head of the International Monetary Fund must remain jailed at least until his next court hearing for attempted rape and other charges.

   A tired and grim-looking Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared Monday before a Manhattan judge.
   Prosecutors had asked the judge to hold Strauss-Kahn without bail. His attorneys had suggested that prosecutors set $1 million bail and promised the IMF managing director would remain in New York City.
   Strauss-Kahn is accused of attacking a maid who went in to clean his penthouse suite at a luxury hotel near Times Square.
   Defense attorney Benjamin Brafman says his client denies any wrongdoing.
   Strauss-Kahn faces charges including attempted rape, sex abuse, criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. The top count is punishable by five to 25 years in prison.
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