Prosecutors said Thursday that the statute of limitations has expired—or will within days—in connection with Sweden’s investigation into most of the allegations of sexual assault against Julian Assange. But the authorities said they would continue to investigate a rape allegation against the WikiLeaks founder.
Assange has claimed asylum at Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he has lived for three years now and has so far avoided the reach of Swedish prosecutors probing alleged sex crimes dating to August 2010.
Assange has not been formally charged with a crime. According to Assange’s own September 2013 affidavit, he said that the women he slept with in Stockholm years ago specifically said they were not accusing him of rape and that police “made up the charges.”
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