Monday, August 22, 2011

Prosecutors Seek Dismissal of Strauss-Kahn Charges .

In a 25-page filing asking for the dismissal, prosecutors said that "proof of two critical elements—force and lack of consent—would rest solely on the testimony of the complaining witness at trial." Prosecutors added that the evidence points to a "hurried sexual encounter" between Ms. Diallo and Mr. Strauss-Kahn, but "does not independently establish her claim of a forcible, nonconsensual encounter."  The prosecutors added, "If we do not believe her beyond a reasonable doubt, we cannot ask a jury to do so."

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