Man at centre of Nobel body scandal tests rape conviction

November 12, 2018


Jean-Claude Arnault is escorted from court after the first day of his appeal trial in Stockholm. The husband of former Swedish Academy member Katarina Frostenson was convicted of rape in October and sentenced to two years in prison. (JONAS EKSTROME / AP)


The Associated Press


While Arnault is seeking to overturn his rape conviction, the victim’s lawyer wants him convicted of a second rape of the same woman seven years ago.

The charges against Arnault — the husband of a Swedish Academy member — have rocked the prestigious body. He is also suspected of leaking the name of Nobel Prize winners. In May, the academy announced that no prize would be awarded this year.

No date for a ruling by the appeals court was immediately available.

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