Strauss-Kahn leaves NYC home, bound for France?

By the Associated Press | September 3, 2011 | 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has left his New York City town home and may be headed back to his native France.

Strauss-Kahn, his wife and daughter left the rented house Saturday afternoon, carrying luggage. He didn't say where he was going, but French media have reported he was expected to board a plane to Paris on Saturday.

It would be the one-time French presidential contender's first return home since he was arrested in New York in May when a Guinean hotel maid accused him of trying to rape her.

Prosecutors dropped the sexual assault charges against him last week. They said they no longer trusted the maid. She continues to press her claims in a lawsuit.

Strauss-Kahn denies the allegations. He resigned from the IMF days after his arrest.