Assange sex crimes file leaked online
AFP/The Local · 5 Feb 2011, 09:37
Published: 05 Feb 2011 09:37 GMT+01:00
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The files, viewed by AFP Friday, were faxed in November from Assange's Stockholm-based lawyer Bjoern Hurtig to Jennifer Robinson, one of his British lawyers.
Although a cover page says the documents are legally privileged information "for Mr Julian Assange and nobody else" a link to a PDF file of the 97-page fax was posted online this week.
The documents include statements made to police by the two Swedish women behind the sexual molestation and rape accusations, the police questioning of Assange and the results of forensic examinations of a ripped condom.
Assange is currently out on bail in Britain awaiting a February 7-8 hearing at a London court on his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over the allegations.
He has denied the accusations, arguing they are part of a smear campaign to discredit his whistleblowing website.
The steady stream of US diplomatic cables being released by WikiLeaks has infuriated the United States and other governments.
The police documents posted Friday contain the statement of the alleged rape victim describing how Assange forced himself on her, without wearing a condom, while she was asleep.
The woman, identified only as Miss W. in a British court hearing, said she had had consensual sex with Assange earlier in the evening, said the police report.
She had then fallen asleep with him, only "to wake up because he has forced himself inside of her," the report said. “She asked immediately: are you wearing anything?' and he answered 'you'," it added.
"She told him 'You better not have HIV,' and he answered 'Of course not.'"
After that, Miss W. allowed the intercourse to continue.
"She felt it was too late. He was already inside her and let him continue...She didn't have the energy to say something one more time. She had nagged him all night about wearing a condom," said the police report.
The faxed documents also include a report on the condom used during a sexual encounter with Assange's other alleged victim, Miss A, carried out by the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science.
Miss A. has accused the Australian former hacker of having deliberately broken the condom after she made it clear she would only have sex with him if he wore protection.
The report says the condom had not been cut with scissors or a knife. Tests showed "the condom was torn apart."
Assange denied the allegation, telling police, according to the files, he had no recollection of a broken condom, adding, "I wasn't looking for a broken condom either."