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DSK sex case to be dropped

PROSECUTORS have sought to dismiss sexual assault charges against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

In a 25-page court document, Manhattan prosecutors

said persistent lying by the hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her made it impossible for them to determine what really happened.

They said they "simply no longer have confidence beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty".

The district attorney's office has now asked a judge to end the case that created an international sensation.

A formal dismissal is expected at Strauss-Kahn's court date today, though the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, is asking the judge to take the DA's office off the case and put it on hold until a special prosecutor can be appointed.

Ms Diallo is also pursuing a civil case against Frenchman Strauss-Kahn.