`Prosecutors to drop charges against Strauss-Kahn`

US prosecutors will drop all sexual assault charges against former IMF chief as the case is not sustainable, according to an investigator.

Updated: Jul 05, 2011, 19:06 PM IST

New York: US prosecutors will drop all
sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique
Strauss-Kahn as the case is not sustainable due to doubts over
the accuser`s credibility, according to an investigator.

"Prosecutors will agree to drop the charges against
Dominique Strauss-Kahn -- either on his next court date in two
weeks or even sooner," New York Post quoted a top investigator
in the case as saying. He called the eventual dismissal "a
certainty."

"We all know this case is not sustainable," the source
told the newspaper.

"Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot
sustain a case with her," the source said, referring to the
Guinean hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape
her in his suite at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan.

The shocking charges got the international banker
bounced as head of the IMF and also derailed, at least for
now, his bid to become president of France.

"She is not to be believed in anything that comes out
of her mouth -- which is a shame, because now we may never
know what happened in that hotel room," said the source.

"Did [Strauss-Kahn] use force? Was there actually a
crime? I don`t think we`ll ever know."

The 32-year-old hotel maid is under intense scrutiny
after New York prosecutors told a court on Friday that they
had found holes in her story which may seriously damage her
credibility as a witness.

Strauss-Kahn, 62, was accused of forcing the maid to
perform oral sex. He was bundled out of a Paris-bound flight
and taken into custody. He was charged with sexual abuse,
unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching and harassment.

PTI