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Dominique Strauss-Kahn moves to Manhattan town house for detention

The AP reports from NEW YORK — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn moved Wednesday from a temporary space in a high-rise to a plush, four-bedroom brick town house in Manhattan where he will remain under house arrest as he awaits trial in his attempted rape case, officials said.

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The news media gathers across the street from the townhouse, center, in the Tribeca area of Manhattan where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan is being held under house arrest in New York, May 25.

The one-time French presidential contender was seen smiling as he got into a gray sport utility vehicle under tight security. He was moved about a mile away to the stately red brick town home in Tribeca, according a person familiar with his housing arrangements. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

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A woman walks her dog past a building in Tribeca, New York that is believed to be the new residence of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The building, which has five bathrooms, is located on a cobblestone street in one of Manhattan's most posh neighborhoods. It also is close to the courthouse where he will attend hearings. Continue reading.