Evidence from the work clothes of a hotel housekeeper matched DNA samples taken from Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former Managing-Director of the International Monetary Fund who has been charged with sexually assaulting her, said a person briefed on the matter on Monday.

The reported test results were consistent with what law enforcement officials have said about the account provided by the woman, said the person briefed in the matter.

They are also consistent with what Mr. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have suggested would be his defence that a sexual encounter had indeed occurred when she came to clean his room on Saturday May 14, but was consensual.

Other test results, including ones on samples taken from the hotel suite's carpet, were pending.

— New York Times News Service

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