The morning papers say that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been arrested in New York for trying to rape a hotel maid. According to New York laws, a person is guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree when he or she subjects another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion. Sexual abuse in the first degree is a class D felony (2 to 7 years of imprisonment.) In French bedroom farses, the maid is always available to fulfil a man's fantasy. But this is New York. He is in trouble.