STOCKHOLM | Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal loses rape appeal

STOCKHOLM  | Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal loses rape appeal

STOCKHOLM — The man with ties to the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature has lost his appeal to have his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence reversed and has been convicted of a second rape.

The Svea Court of Appeal on Monday gave Jean-Claude Arnault 2 1/2 years in jail for raping the same woman twice seven years ago.

In October, the 72-year-old Frenchman, who is married to a former member of the Swedish Academy board, was found guilty of one rape in 2011.

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