French Proseuctor Will Not Charge Dominique Strauss-Kahn For Alleged Rape

Dominique Strauss-Kahn will not be prosecuted in France for an alleged attempted rape on journalist Tristane Bannon.

The Paris prosecutor's office on Thursday dropped an investigation into a writer's claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her, citing lack of sufficient proof, though it said the former IMF chief admitted to a lesser charge of sexual assault.

The prosecutor said there was evidence of sexual aggression but that charge was beyond the statute of limitations.

The statute of limitations on sexual aggression is three years; on the greater charge of attempted rape, it's 10 years. While DSK admitted the aggression, he denied that he attempted to rape Bannon.

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    civil suit? (none / 0) (#1)
    by markw on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 11:53:20 AM EST
    All over but the civil suit.  Any update on that?

    not since DSK filed his motion to dismiss (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 07:33:05 PM EST
    claiming immunity. But the docket isn't online so I guess we can't be sure nothing else has happened.

    If DSK were so clean... (none / 0) (#2)
    by diogenes on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 07:20:42 PM EST
    Couldn't DSK have waived the statute of limitations and had a chance to be found not guilty by a jury of his peers?  :)

    yeah, right (none / 0) (#4)
    by markw on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 11:36:49 PM EST
    The mission of this site is "intelligently and thoroughly examine issues, candidates and legislative initiatives as they pertain to constitutional rights, particularly those of persons accused of crime."  Pondering why defendants don't voluntarily waive their constitutional rights so they can be more easily prosecuted does not seem to contribute to that mission!

    Diogenes does not subscribe (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 11:48:32 PM EST
    to the principles of this site. But his comments, like everyone's,  are tolerated -- in moderation. I often wonder whether he's just playing because I don't know how anyone could believe the things he writes.