Swedish prosecutors investigating Julian Assange over sexual assault allegations look likely to be left red-faced after a lawyer representing one of the women at the center of the claims admitted the WikiLeaks founder is likely to never face charges for some of the alleged crimes. Claes Borgström, who is representing one of the women alleging that Mr Assange sexually assaulted them, told Swedish Radio news program Ekot that some of the alleged offences will reach their statute of limitation in August, meaning that it will be no longer possible for prosecutors to take them to court. “If the statute of limitation comes into effect, and most things indicate that it will, the prosecutor will drop the investigation,” he said. Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape and another of coercion and sexual assault. The two alleged offences that will reach their statute of limitation in August are the coercion and sexual assault claims, while the 44-year-old may still be charged on suspicion of rape.
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Newsline: Assange remains at Ecuadorian embassy in London, may never face charges