New York: US investigators confirmed reports that former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn semen have been found over the clothes of the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault.

 "Tests matched a DNA sample submitted by Strauss-Kahn and semen found on the shirt of the hotel maid," a news Journal reported quoting law-enforcement officials.

Strauss-Kahn was submitted to DNA test after he was arrested and indicted on seven counts last week for sexual assault and attempted rape. He was taken into custody minutes before his Air France flight was about to depart for Paris.

After the alleged assault by Strauss-Kahn on May 14, the maid was found by hotel staffers crouching in the hall, the paper reported quoting eyewitnesses.

She was "quite upset" and "had to be consoled." Soon, 62 years old, Kahn walked out of his hotel room, down the hallway and into the elevator, they said.

Kahn left Rikers Island prison after paying USD 6 million in bail. He has been put under house arrest and has to wear an electronic monitoring device. He denies wrongdoing.

In an email to IMF staffers, procured by a news channel, Kahn who was forced to resign from his position expressed his frustration over his predicament.

"I deny in the strongest possible terms the allegations which I now face; I am confident that the truth will come out and I will be exonerated," he said.

Meanwhile, Strauss-Kahn is looking for a place to stay. After the posh Bristol Plaza turned him down last week, he found refuge in the Empire building in Lower Manhattan near Ground Zero, and reportedly here too, he has been asked to leave by Tuesday.

Agencies