France Drops DSK Gang Rape Case

Woman central to case won't press charges
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2012 8:33 AM CDT
France Drops DSK Gang Rape Case
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn reacts during a meeting in Yalta, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is off the hook in a gang rape investigation after a French prosecutor dropped the matter. The investigation was canceled after a Belgian woman withdrew testimony fueling the case. She now tells the prosecutor she was consenting and that she won't press charges, CNN reports. "Given all these elements, the offense of rape could not be made, and the Lille prosecution decided to proceed no further with the case, on the ground of 'no offense,'" the prosecutor's office says. But the investigation into the related "Carlton affair"—involving DSK's alleged involvement in a prostitution ring—continues. (Read more France stories.)

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