Copenhagen, Denmark - The man at the centre of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been found guilty and given a two-year jail sentence for a rape in 2011.
Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, faced two counts of rape of a woman seven years ago.
Stockholm District Court said Monday that the ruling was unanimous.
Prosecutor Christina Voigt had demanded three years in prison for Arnault who is married to a Swedish Academy member.
He had denied the charges, which have rocked the prestigious academy with seven members either being forced to leave or quitting in April. A total of 18 women have levelled sexual misconduct allegations against Arnault.
In May, the academy announced that no prize would be awarded this year.
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