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Judge releases Strauss-Kahn from custody

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A judge in New York has released Dominique Strauss-Kahn from custody.

The former head of the IMF will live under armed guard at a temporary home detention address in Lower Manhattan.

The 62-year-old has spent the last four nights in a cell at New York’s notorious Rikers Island Jail. He has repeatedly denied charges of trying to rape and sexually assault a chambermaid in Manhattan last weekend.

Prosecutors told the court that plans to house the French former finance minister at an address on New York’s Upper East Side had fallen through.

The court has received bail of a million dollars and a bond of five million.