Dominique Strauss-Kahn's DNA was found on the clothes of a New York maid who accused the former IMF chief for sexual assault in the Sofitel hotel in New York on May 14.
After examining the work clothes of the 32-year-old hotel maid, Strauss-Kahn's DNA was in fact found on the maid's shirt, said anonymous sources to the Associated Press. The Wall Street Journal said that the DNA samples were from semen on the maid's clothes.
During their investigation, a piece of carpet, sinks and other surfaces in the hotel room were examined. Investigators told the AP they believed the carpet in the hotel room may contain Strauss-Kahn's semen, spat out after an episode of forced oral sex by the maid.
Police and judicial spokespeople rejected to confirm the reports, saying investigators had given no result and no information so far regarding the DNA. If confirmed, the DNA would be the first evidence that links Strauss-Kahn to the maid.
At a hearing last week, Strauss-Kahn's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said that forensic evidence from the hotel was not consistent with a forcible encounter, suggesting that any sexual contact between the two was consensual. Brafman rejected to comment on the DNA tests.
Strauss-Kahn is charged with seven counts, which include four felony charges, two of which are criminal sexual acts, one an attempted rape, one of sexual abuse, and three misdemeanor offenses, including unlawful imprisonment.
After resigning from the IMF chief position due to the criminal charges, Strauss-Kahn is free on $1 million bail, and stays at a Manhattan apartment.