DNA links ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to New York hotel maid

NEW YORK

Strauss-Kahn is accused of attempting to rape the maid and forcing her to have oral sex in his room at the Sofitel hotel in /*New York City*/.

Two people familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that DNA pulled from a substance on the maid's shirt matches the DNA sample Strauss-Kahn provided last week.

Strauss-Kahn's attorney has said evidence in this case will not be consistent with a forcible encounter. This may signal a defense based on consensual sex.

The one-time French presidential contender has been charged with a criminal sex act, attempted rape and sexual abuse and is free on $1 million bail, under house arrest at a lower Manhattan apartment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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