Wednesday, 15 December 2010

"Sex by surprise"

The international manhunt for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a sex-crime investigation in Sweden apparently stems from a condom malfunction.
Assange's London attorney, Mark Stephens, told AOL News today that Swedish prosecutors told him that Assange is wanted not for allegations of rape, as previously reported, but for something called "sex by surprise," which he said involves a fine of 5,000 kronor or about $715.

Assange is the subject of an international manhunt, as a result of Interpol issuing a "red notice," a warrant indicating the person should be arrested with a view to extradition.

"We don't even know what 'sex by surprise' even means, and they haven't told us," Stephens said, just hours after Sweden's Supreme Court rejected Assange's bid to prevent an arrest order from being issued against him on allegations of sex crimes.
"Whatever 'sex by surprise' is, it's only a offense in Sweden -- not in the U.K. or the U.S. or even Ibiza," Stephens said. "I feel as if I'm in a surreal Swedish movie being threatened by bizarre trolls. The prosecutor has not asked to see Julian, never asked to interview him, and he hasn't been charged with anything. He's been told he's wanted for questioning, but he doesn't know the nature of the allegations against him."

(Taken from AOL news)

"Sex by surprise"?...............what's all that about?


He who dare not speak his name said...

I offer a variety of responses:

1) I wish I knew.

2) I think it may mean when one wakens in the morning and is sufficiently surprised by the recollection of what happened to feel the belated need to call the police.

3) Could it perhaps be related to the events immediately preceeding your current avatar photo?

4) Whatever it is it sounds more Christmassy than criminal (I live in hope... I'll drop some hints to my woman).

Ruth said...

Yes I have heard a number of similar comments. One "friend" who will remain nameless said "when you get to a certain age, it's always a surprise!"