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Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 18:28
Sweden charges man at center of Nobel scandal
By Associated Press
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 18:28 By Associated Press

The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, is seen on May 3, 2018.  (FREDRIK SANDBERG / TT VIA AP)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Swedish prosecutor has charged the man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011.

Christina Voigt said Tuesday the evidence "is robust and sufficient for prosecution."

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Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, is married to poet and member of the Swedish Academy, Katarina Frostenson. He has denied this and other sex abuse allegations.

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