Police: Strauss-Kahn to be charged within the hour

NEW YORK - The New York Police Departmentanticipates charging IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn with acriminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonmentwithin the hour, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

"We anticipate he is going to be formally arrested andcharged in an hour," NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said at 11:15 p.m.

"He will be charged with a criminal sexual act, attemptedrape and unlawful imprisonment."

Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody at JFK airport earlieron Saturday over an alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid inNew York City.

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