Top Ranking Officer Jailed

A top-ranked Swedish military officer has been sentenced to six months in prison after a court found him guilty of abusing his wife.

But the court in south-central Sweden, acquitted Major General Tony Stigsson of rape charges in a case that has generated widespread media coverage.

Stigsson was removed from his duties in March after the allegations became known, but has retained his rank. He has denied the charges, but it was not immediately clear whether he would appeal the sentence.

Swedish security police are also investigating whether Stigsson jeopardized national security by mishandling classified documents that were reported to have been found in his home.

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