Ok this is what happened as far as I can tell.
11 Aug 2010 - Assange arrived in Sweden for various speaking engagements.
14 Aug 2010 - First incident with Miss A who was involved with arranging his trip. She claims that they had consensual sex during which the condom split but when asked to stop Assange carried on. She claims that he had ripped it intentionally
17 Aug 2010 - Second incident with Miss W who he met at a seminar on 14 Aug 2010. She claims that they had consensual sex with a condom and then Assange started unprotected sex while she was asleep, he claims she agreed to unprotected sex.
At some time over the next three days Miss A and Miss W discussed the incidents and went to the police.
18 Aug 2010 - Assange applied for a residence permit to live and work in Sweden believing that the country’s laws protecting “whistleblowers” would make it an excellent base for Wikileaks. It was turned down in October.
20 Aug 2010 - An arrest warrant is issued for sexual molestation(subject to a fine or maximum 2 years) with Miss A and minor rape (maximum sentence 4 years) with Miss W.
21 Aug 2010 - The arrest warrant was withdrawn as the Prosecutors did not feel that the rape charge would stand and while the molestation charge was valid it wasn’t serious enough to justify a warrant. The women’s lawyer lodged an appeal.
30 Aug 2010 - Assange is interviewed for an hour.
1 Sep 2010 - The Prosecutor who handles sexual crimes re-opened the rape case.
15 Sep 2010 - The Prosecutor told Assange’s lawyer that he could leave Sweden at any time. When the Prosecutor asked the lawyer to arrange a second interview he claimed that he was unable to contact Assange.
27 Sep 2010 - The Prosecutor informed his lawyer that an arrest warrant would be issued to force him to attend an interview. Assange left Sweden later that day
22 Oct 2010 – Wikleaks release 391,832 US Army field reports from the Iraq War.
18 Nov 2010 – The District Court of Stockholm authorised an arrest warrant on a charge of rape, a charge of duress/unlawful coercion and two charges sexual molestation which was later upheld by the Court of Appeal.
28 Nov 2010 – Wikileaks release the first 220 of 251,287 documents from US Embassies.
6 Dec 2010 – Scotland Yard informed Assange that a European Arrest Warrant had been received and he handed himself in the next morning.
16 Dec 2010 – Assange is granted £240k bail provided he stayed at his friend Vaughan Smith’s home in Norfolk. Smith, a journalist and founder of the Frontline Club, put up £20k along with Jemima Khan, Ken Loach, John Pilger, Michael Moore and others.
Note. I missed a stage, I added this later
7 Feb 2011 to 30 May 2012 – the extradition process goes through the Magistrates Court, which he lost, onto the High Court, which he won and then finally to the Supreme Court who overturned the High Court decision.
14 June 2012 – The Supreme Court rejected Assange’s bid to reopen his appeal but granted a two week grace period before extradition proceedings could begin during which time he could have made an appeal to the European Courts of Human Rights.
Back to the original
19 Jun 2012 – Assange walked into the Ecuadorian Embassy and claimed asylum. Smith said he is shocked that Assange had breached his bail conditions and that he stood to lose the £20k while Khan expressed her surprise and that she had expected him to confront his accusers.
At worst he’s guilty of minor rape under Swedish law, at best he’s no gentleman. Any woman stupid enough to agree to have sex with him knows what to expect but at least it won't cost them £20k to get screwed by Assange unlike Smith, Khan and the rest. Maybe the lesson to be learnt from all of this is that when the lady says “No” she means “NO”.