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WASHINGTON - Evidence from the clothing of a hotel maid matched DNA samples submitted by former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn who has been charged with sexually assaulting her, US media reported on Monday.
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The test results were consistent with what law enforcement officials have said about the account provided by the woman, The New York Times reported, citing a person briefed in the matter.
also reported that tests matched Strauss-Khan's DNA sample and semen found on the woman's shirt, citing law enforcement officials,.
Other test results, including ones on samples taken from the carpet in the hotel suite, were pending, The New York Times
Both newspapers said Strauss-Kahn's lead attorney, Benjamin Brafman, had declined to comment.
Early on Monday, a source close to the investigation denied that DNA
results had been received by the New York Police Department. Later,
however, police officials did not respond to repeated requests for
Strauss-Kahn is facing charges of sexual assault and attempting to rape
the maid at the Sofitel hotel in New York on May 14. He is being held in
an apartment in Manhattan under armed guard after being freed on bail
In a letter to IMF staff circulated on Monday, Strauss-Kahn strongly
denied charges against him and called the events around his arrest "a
In the letter distributed to the fund's staff in an email by IMF acting
Managing Director John Lipsky, Strauss-Kahn apologized for the pain his
case had caused the global lender and said he was confident he would
eventually be exonerated.
The letter reflects on his arrival at the fund in 2007 and explains his reasoning behind his resignation on Wednesday.
"I deny in the strongest possible terms the allegations which I now
face; I am confident that the truth will come out and I will be
exonerated," he said. A copy of the letter was obtained by Reuters.