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A lawyer for a U.S. Marine Corps officer accused of attempting to rape a woman in Okinawa Prefecture in November protested on Monday media reports linking the DNA of the officer to saliva samples found on the woman’s body.

Michael Griffith sent a letter of protest to Justice Minister Mayumi Moriyama, saying there was no such analysis on the DNA of Maj. Michael Brown, 40, in the prosecutors’ list of evidence.

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