Strauss-Kahn freed on doubts over accuser but remains charged

Former IMF chief and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn, arrested in New York on May 14th for the attempted rape and sexual assault of a Manhattan hotel chambermaid, was granted release from house arrest and freed of his electronic tag Friday after New York prosecutors admitted doubts over the credibility of his alleged victim. While the sex assault charges against him, including attempted rape, remain, the dramatic turn in events saw some in France believing he could yet return for next year's presidential election race.

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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, arrested in New York on May 14th for the attempted rape and sexual assault of a Manhattan hotel chambermaid, was granted release from house arrest and freed of his electronic tag Friday after New York prosecutors admitted doubts over the credibility of his alleged victim.