Photographer in Nobel scandal jailed for rape

Photographer in Nobel scandal jailed for rape

Photographer Jean-Claude Arnault,  the man at the centre of the sexual assault furore which has enveloped the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been convicted of rape in a Stockholm court, according to reports.

Arnault, married to poet Katarina Frostenson, a member of the Swedish Academy which awards the prize, was sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of two counts of rape dating back to 2011. The trial was held behind closed doors.

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been suspended this year due to multiple resignations from the Swedish Academy resulting from the controversy, and "the reduced public confidence in the Academy”, it was decided in May. The 2018 winner will instead be announced in parallel with the 2019 awardee.