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== U.S. Marines accused of assaulting Australian freed by U.S. military court ==
Two U.S. Marines were cleared of charges in their alleged assault on an Australian teen in 2004. Australian Attorney General Phillip Ruddock has requested a report of the proceedings from the U.S. military judge overseeing the case. The youth and his family were never asked for evidence, and only learned of the case's conclusion through the media.