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Cops caught Kahn with a hooker

entertainment Updated: May 25, 2011 15:32 IST

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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is facing charges of allegedly raping a hotel chambermaid in New York, was caught with a hooker in West Paris.

Cops allegedly busted the 62-year-old Frenchman in his car in 2007 at a kerb-crawling district.

Strauss-Kahn was said to have been in a “compromising position” with the tart in the west of Paris - thought to be the sleazy Bois de Boulogne.

The area is known as a haunt for scores of roadside prostitutes, many of whom are South American transsexuals, The Sun reports.

Reputed French newspaper Le Monde said the story was “leaked” by sources close to President Nicolas Sarkozy.

They insisted no action was taken against Strauss-Kahn.

The ex-IMF boss is out on bail in New York and is all set to challenge Sarkozy in France’s next presidential election. And his political associates believe he is the victim of a stitch-up.

Meanwhile, it was claimed friends of Strauss-Kahn have offered the family of the 32-year-old chambermaid a “seven-figure” sum.