International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, center, is brought into the Municipal Court, Monday, May 16, 2011 in New York. Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a maid in his hotel room. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) By Julio Cortez
NEW YORK (AP) -- A prosecutor in New York says a grand jury has indicted former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn in connection with an alleged attack on a hotel maid.
The assistant district attorney did not specify the charge.
Strauss-Kahn was appearing before a judge Thursday in a bid for freedom while he awaited trial.
The former head of the International Monetary Fund arrived in the courtroom Thursday afternoon wearing a gray suit.
He turned to give a quick smile to supporters in the gallery that included a daughter and his wife, Anne Sinclair.
He has been behind bars since Saturday after he was accused of trying to rape a maid at a Manhattan hotel.
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