Second rape conviction for man linked to Nobel literature prize academy

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The man with ties to the body that awards the Nobel Prize in literature has been convicted of a second rape.

Jean-Claude Arnault also lost his appeal to have his original rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence reversed.

The Svea Court of Appeal on Monday gave Arnault two and a half years in jail for raping the same woman twice seven years ago.

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Jean-Claude Arnault (centre) is escorted from court at an earlier hearing (Jonas Ekstrome/AP)

The sex abuse scandal led eight members to either leave or disassociate themselves from the secretive body’s 18-member board.

Amid the chaos, this year’s Nobel literature award has been postponed to 2019.

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