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Assange Not Actually Wanted for ‘Rape’
HE’S SOUGHT FOR A VAGUE LESSER CRIME OF ‘SEX BY SURPRISE’
By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – By now, you’ve probably heard that Julian Assange is wanted for “rape” in Sweden. Heck, you probably read it here on Newser. You can hardly blame us; sources from CNN to the New York Times have said that Assange is charged with “rape, sexual molestation, and unlawful coercion.” There’s just one problem: It’s not true. Assange’s lawyers tell Aol News that prosecutors have told them he’s wanted not for rape but for “sex by surprise,” a minor crime punishable only be a fine.


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5 Comments to “Assange not wanted for rape, but something called “sex by surprise””

  • Please, there is no such term in Swedish law. Non-consential sex is rape, simple as that. If anything, Swedish law implement a WIDER interpretation of the term rape than some other countries, not the contrary.

  • […] The founder of Wikileaks is facingrevived and misreported criminal charges […]

  • You’re probably the same kind of guys who don’t think “date rape” or “statutory rape” are rape either. No matter what you call it, or how it gets mistranslated, having sex with someone without their full and cognizant consent is a particularly heinous crime, and trying to pass it off as if it were nothing (or some sort of wet-dream spy-novel conspiracy theory) is no better than the Kennedy clan getting William Kennedy Smith out of HIS non-consensual sex mess, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for stooping to that level.

  • I’m not a guy.
    I think rape is rape, date, digital, stat.
    The situation here has a decidedly duck like walk and talk. To me, it sounds very much like a set up, or at the very least, a silly little obsessed groupie, upset that her heartthrob acted like a bit of a cad.
    The timing is fishy. The Lawyer Claes Borgman is decidely creepy. The ptb are attempting a job.
    Assange is so clearly not a rapist it is all so painful to watch.

  • Just to summarise, he did not use a condom.
    Though they did agree to having sex and they have had sex with Julian before,
    it got blown into a rape story because it sounds better for the U.S.
    Now Assange is emprisoned while he is under no charges whatsever, funny how the goverment can bend the laws they create.

    My hat off to you sir.

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