Arrest Warrant for Wikileaks' Julian Assange on Sex Charges

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on sex charges. He is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion stemming from two separate encounters with women during an August visit to Sweden. Assange has denied the allegations, insisting the sex was consensual.

The warrant comes two days after his whistle-blowing Web site's latest release of confidential U.S. documents.

A police report obtained by the Associated Press shows both women met Assange at a seminar he gave in Stockholm on August 14th. The report shows the women filed their complaints together six days later.

Assange's lawyer Mark Stephens said both women have declared they had "consensual sexual relations" with Assange. "Only after the women became aware of each other's relationships with Mr. Assange did they make their allegations against him," Stephens said in a statement.