Sweden Drops Rape Charges Targeting Julian Assange

Sweden dropped rape charges on Tuesday targeting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, almost a decade after the allegations first surfaced.

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago.

Assange, who is battling an extradition attempt by the U.S. so he can face spying charges related to his WikiLeaks work, has always denied the allegations made against him during a visit to Stockholm in August 2010.

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