Prosecutor asks for Strauss-Kahn acquittal in French sex trial

February 17, 2015 16:49

LILLE, France - A French prosecutor asked a criminal court on Tuesday to acquit former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a pimping charge for his role in what investigating magistrates argued was an organized sex ring using prostitutes.

The request from the prosecutor underscored the difficulty of a potential conviction of Strauss-Kahn, 65. The trial is due to finish this week, but a verdict is not expected immediately.

During the three-week trial in the northern city of Lille, Strauss-Kahn consistently maintained he had no idea the women participating in sex parties were prostitutes, nor that he organized the parties himself - both of which would have had to have been proved in order to be convicted of pimping.

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