Stockholm, Oct 1: Jean-Claude Arnault, the Frenchman at the heart of a rape scandal that saw this year's Nobel Prize for Literature postponed and also prompted several members of the prestigious Swedish Academy to quit, was sentenced to two-year prison for rape, by a Swedish court on Monday.
Jean-Claude Arnault, 72, was found guilty of two counts of rape against a woman dating back to 2011, the court said. However, the victim had also been "awarded compensation for damages".
"The defendant is found guilty of rape committed during the night between the 5 October and 6 October 2011," the Stockholm district court said while announcing its verdict. Some members of the academy that chooses the literature prize resigned over its handling of the scandal. (UNI)