STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish appeals court on Monday upheld a guilty verdict in a rape case against Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the centre of a scandal that forced the Swedish Academy to postpone the 2018 Nobel literature prize.
The court also found him guilty of a second rape and increased his prison sentence by six months to 2-1/2 years in prison.
Arnault is married to Academy member Katarina Frostenson and the accusations against him have sparked a bitter feud among its members. The Academy picks winners for the Nobel literature prize.
(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom; Editing by Simon Johnson)