dominique-strauss-kahn.jpgThe head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is facing charges of attempted rape, will spend the next few days in jail after he was denied bail in a New York courtroom on Tuesday.

Reports from Washington say Strauss-Kahn’s next court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

Until then, he will have no contact with other inmates because he is considered a high-profile detainee.

Police said the IMF chief was naked when he allegedly tried to lock a 32-year-old hotel employee in his hotel room suite and force himself on her Saturday.

His arrest rattled the financial world, given his leadership directing multi-billion-dollar loans and financial policy that regularly affect tens of millions of people.

But its impact was most felt in France, where Strauss-Kahn had been not only a leading contender to be the socialist party’s presidential nominee, but a favorite to unseat incumbent president Nikolas Sarkozy.