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Maid's brother expects justice in sex case

International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stands at the bench in Federal Court as he is arraigned on charges of sexually attacking a maid at a Manhattan hotel at 100 Centre Street in New York City on May 16, 2011. UPI/Emmanuel Dunand/Pool
International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stands at the bench in Federal Court as he is arraigned on charges of sexually attacking a maid at a Manhattan hotel at 100 Centre Street in New York City on May 16, 2011. UPI/Emmanuel Dunand/Pool | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- The brother of the New York City maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says the powerful French banker will not escape justice.

"This is America. He won't get away with it," the brother told the New York Daily News. "Justice will be served. That's why we love America."

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"She's very upset because she loves her job. She's a wonderful, hardworking woman," he said.

The accuser is a Senegalese immigrant living in the Bronx with a 9-year-old daughter, said her brother, a manager at a Harlem cafe. The newspaper did not name him to shield her identity.

Strauss-Kahn, who has headed the International Monetary Fund and was poised to run for president of France, denies the charges and is being held in protective custody at Rikers Island after being denied bail Monday.

Meanwhile, an affair he had with an IMF economist in 2007 is under fresh scrutiny after his arrest.

An IMF investigation of his relationship with Piroska Nagy cleared Strauss-Kahn of abusing his power, but a person with direct knowledge of her account tells The New York Times she felt coerced.

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The IMF and Nagy, who now works for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, declined comment Monday.

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