Let me float something by you. And the reasons why I feel most these allegations are a joke. Seemly _two_ women at the same time reported this crime. This whole argument of any real laws being broken stop short there for me. And you have to be very blind to think any of this situation holds any true merit at this point.
For example if it were one person making the complaint (which is like almost every other time) then this whole thing would have never of seen the light of day and the cops would have to dismiss the entire complaint based on the "he said, she said" sentiment. I.E no witnesses, no definitive evidence, so on and so fourth. Nothing to really prosecute. Just because they had two complaints, who both were really not interested in arresting him in the first place and more than anything just wanted STD tests. And understanding the draconian ways of how the legal system works in Sweden I.E in the US the victim can withdraw charges at any time and not the prosecution wielding that particular power.
The legal basis are held upon a) Forcing unwitting complainants to participate in the prosecution and b) we now know no real crime took place. Remember the law of assault or rape exist to benefit the victims. What he did after the fact may or may not be a black and white, to the letter of the law but the reasons for these laws are to prosecute based on severity of the act. I.E What damage was done? As the way I see it (which you may or may not agree) the women are more affected by the slur of press and public judgement they've had to endure over the initial fear they had of contracting STDs which has long since passed.
Now say Assange had AIDS for example and was hopping from woman to woman trying to spread the disease, then heck, lock him up throw away the key and exercise the proper use of the law. I'd say with all that's said and done, he's more than served his time for the crime, both in cost, public embarrassment and being locked away in an embassy for years. Had the Swedish not wanted to extradite him a deal could have been wagered based on a guilty plea, no conviction recorded, time spent as the penalty. And for those to say "that's not the law, that's not how things work". No that's exactly how things work more often than not as pretrial
"deals" are designed to minimize the costs on legal system to begin with, this entire debacle was the distinct opposite of this for reasons not fully revealed by Swedish authorities.