Ya know, if Julian Assange is a rapist, that doesn't mean that Wikileaks is suspect or somehow less important. I can admire the man for giving whistleblowers an outlet and despise him for being a rapist (*if* he is. Innocent until proven guilty). It's like being able to like Roman Polanski's movies, and still thinking he's a blistering asshole.
Here's the thing I've been saying to anyone who'll listen: They wouldn't have charged him if not for wikileaks, but that doesn't mean he didn't do it. If he's guilty and they prove it, even for the wrong reasons, then the outcome is still the right one.
Also, see Kate Harding. She's awesome.