Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Guy, Arrested For Rape

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Julian Assange, the dude with the knockoff Neil Patrick Harris haircut who runs WikiLeaks, just got arrested, though not because of his controversial site.

He faces rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion charges in Sweden.

An Australian national, Julian Assange has reportedly been hiding in the U.K. since WikiLeaks posted a deluge of classified, explosive documents recently.

LEAK THIS: Julian Assange is in custody.

Apprehended on the charges resulting from alleged behavior in Sweden, Assange is due in court today. We know one person who's probably cackling inside.

A spokesman based at Scotland Yard confirmed that the "extradition unit" arrested Assange "on behalf of the Swedish authorities on suspicion of rape."

He's accused of "unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape, all alleged to have been committed in August 2010."

The charges were initially made by two women Assange met on a business trip. Initially dropped, the case was just recently reopened ... stunningly.

The statement continued, "Julian Assange, 39, was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant by appointment at a London police station at 9:30 a.m.

Assange's lawyer's office was not taking calls Tuesday, but the BBC quoted his lawyer, Mark Stephens, as saying he was looking for "truth, justice."

He added that his client is cooperating fully, and that "Julian Assange has been the one in hot pursuit to vindicate himself to clear his good name."

WikiLeaks publishes highly classified documents, behavior it justifies by claiming it fosters openness and reveals illegal, immoral activity worldwide.

Critics say some of the leaked information posted on WikiLeaks may not only compromise national security, but damage international relationships.

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