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Computer Records Hold Key In IMF Head's Sexual Assault Case 252

Hugh Pickens writes "ABA Journal reports that the chief of the International Monetary Fund may claim consent as a defense to accusations that he sexually assaulted a maid at the Sofitel Hotel in New York as defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman told the judge he believed the 'forensic evidence' was 'not consistent with forcible encounter.' Police have said the maid knocked on Strauss-Kahn's door and called out, used her master keycard to open the door, and left her work cart in the doorway, a typical safety practice in hotels. According to the police account, Strauss-Kahn emerged naked, tried to attack the maid, and then shut the hotel door when she tried to escape. The NY Times explains how the key card evidence may play out: 'If the defense for Mr. Strauss-Kahn maintains that the encounter was consensual, its version will have to accommodate the unambiguous computer record of her leaving the door propped open,' the story says."
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Computer Records Hold Key In IMF Head's Sexual Assault Case

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  • Re:Huh (Score:5, Informative)

    by RL78 ( 1968236 ) on Thursday May 19, 2011 @07:16AM (#36176976)
    This is about reconciling their stories. Evidence of lying is a good place to start.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 19, 2011 @07:19AM (#36176994)

    DSK is very famous for its relationship with women. He loves sex and women love him.

    Generally, the women are very satisfied. Why on earth would he run after a maid if she was not make him advances ?

    In this story, only idiots could believe he is a sexual predator, the plot theory is by far the most probable.

    It is not the first try to trap him on his sexual weakness, but it is the first time it is not defeated.

    well according to other reports on the Intertubes, she may be HIV+ so the unabiguous computer records will be trumped by the unambigous antibody records...

  • by TheRaven64 ( 641858 ) on Thursday May 19, 2011 @10:30AM (#36178804) Journal
    I'm by no means an expert in this field, but from what I've read of the psychology of rapists, it's usually more about the power than the sex. Most men who rape men are heterosexual - they're sexually aroused by the act of forcing themselves on someone else, not by their victims.

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