Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a hotel chambermaid, according to a report by Associated Press, quoting a New York prosecutor.

The source did not specify the charge.

Strauss-Kahn is appearing before a judge in an attempt to post bail while he awaits trial.

AP reported that at the hearing Strauss-Kahn smiled at some supporters in the courtroom, including his daughter and his wife, French TV personality, Anne Sinclair.

He has been behind bars in the notorious Rikers Island prison since Saturday.

Strauss-Kahn, who has denied all charges against him, has resigned as the chief of the IMF.

Strauss-Kahn’s attorneys have vowed that if their client is granted bail he will not leave the country for France. They said he would remain under house arrest in an apartment in Manhattan and wear an electronic device.