FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures as he speaks at an economy conference organized by Chinese Internet company Netease in Beijing, China. A hotel maid's sexual assault lawsuit against Strauss-Kahn can go forward to trial, a judge ruled Tuesday, May 1, 2012, rebuffing the former International Monetary Fund leader's diplomatic-immunity claim. The housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, 33, said Strauss-Kahn, 63, tried to rape her when she arrived to clean his Manhattan hotel suite. Strauss-Kahn has denied doing anything violent during the encounter. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Magistrates in France have asked for a new investigation into alleged rape involving former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
The magistrates in Lille are already investigating Mr. Strauss-Kahn over his suspected role in a prostitution ring.
A Belgian prostitute has alleged that “DSK” and three of his associates gang-raped her in Washington DC in December 2010, French media report.
Prosecutors are now considering whether to expand the current investigation.
FULL STORY: New rape claim in Strauss-Kahn inquiry in France