Frenchman at centre of Nobel Prize scandal charged with rape

Jean-Claude Arnault, who is married to a member of the Swedish Academy and is accused of sexual assault by 18 women, has been charged with raping a woman in Stockholm on two occasions in 2011.He has denied the allegations.”The evidence in this case is solid and sufficient enough for an indictment,” prosecutor Christina Voigt told AFP, referring to indirect witness accounts that corroborate the victim’s version of events.No date has been set for the trial.According to the charge sheet, a copy of which was obtained by AFP, Arnault, 71, allegedly forced the victim – who was in a state of “intense fear” – to have oral sex and intercourse in a Stockholm apartment on October 5, 2011.He is also accused of raping her during the night of December 2-3 while she was asleep.In November, in the wake of the global #MeToo movementMarried to Academy…

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