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Video by Nathan KING

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-05-26

Dominique Strauss-Kahn left his temporary New York residence on Wednesday for a luxurious townhouse in the city's TriBeCa neighbourhood, where he will be held under house arrest until his trial on sexual assault charges.

REUTERS - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was moved on Wednesday from a temporary apartment to a luxurious townhouse in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood where he will await trial under around-the-clock armed guard on charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid.

Strauss-Kahn, who had been expected to be a serious contender to be the next president of France before his arrest, was rushed late on Wednesday to a waiting sport utility vehicle that whisked him to a posh two-story townhouse on a cobblestoned street in TriBeCa, a source close to the case said.
 
Strauss-Kahn was released on $1 million cash bail and $5 million insurance bond on Friday and taken temporarily to an apartment in New York’s financial district after attempts to rent a luxury apartment elsewhere in the city fell through.
 
He emerged from the temporary apartment wearing a gray suit and blue dress shirt. He was not handcuffed but was surrounded by plain-clothed police and security officers.
 
Media already were gathered outside the house where Strauss-Kahn likely will spend the next months preparing for his trial. People’s silhouettes could be seen through the house’s frosted glass windows.
 
A real estate listing said the three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse featured an open kitchen and an “expansive loft-like living-room.”
 
Strauss-Kahn, who spent four nights last week at New York’s Rikers Island jail, has denied attacking the maid on May 14 in his hotel room. He has been charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. He is due back in court on June 6.
 
Under the terms of his release, Strauss-Kahn will be allowed to leave the townhouse only to travel within Manhattan for court appearances, meetings with his lawyers, medical appointments and a weekly religious observance.

 

Video tour of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's new residence

Date created : 2011-05-26

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