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Swimmer Naoya Tomita, who was summarily indicted last September for allegedly stealing a camera at the Incheon Asian Games before later claiming his innocence, strongly denied the crime as the trial opened in court in the South Korean port city on Monday.

“There is no truth that I stole a camera,” read Tomita, 25, in a statement to the court after arriving accompanied by his lawyer, Bujiro Kunita, at Incheon International Airport the same day.

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