DSK's defense is "consent." In other words, he doesn't deny the sexual contact. This defense is, in a word, risible. No American jury will buy it. He's cooked.
It's unbelievable that a man in a position to become president of France would risk it all for an orgasm, but there it is. Sometimes the unbelievable is true. After the initial shock and attempts to rationalize away the facts as they began to emerge, it now seems impossible to avoid the stark conclusion: the head of the IMF is a (likely recidivist) sexual predator and will spend the next 25 years of his life in prison.
I should add the usual "innocent until proven guilty," etc., but I'm feeling angry at being betrayed by a candidate I thought I might be able to support (not for the first time).