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Live: Strauss-Kahn testifies for a second day in French pimping trial

François Lo Presti, AFP | Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel on February 11, 2015, in the northern French city of Lille to attend his trial on charges of procuring women

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Wednesday took the stand for a second day to try to convince French judges that he was not at the centre of a global vice ring, in a trial that has exposed lurid details of his sex life.

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The court in the northern French city of Lille, where the 65-year-old is charged alongside 13 others for "aggravated pimping", picked over often crude elements of the sexual preferences of the once-presidential front-runner when he first took the stand Tuesday.

However the crux of the case against him is not whether he took part in group sex, but whether he organised for prostitutes to attend orgies in Paris, Brussels and Washington, which legally is considered procuring and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Follow our live tweets from the courthouse in Lille below.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

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