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Austin acquitted of raping 16-year-old girl

Updated: April 20, 2004, 6:24 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Former Olympic boxer Tim Austin was acquitted of charges he raped a 16-year-old girl.

The jury deliberated for 40 minutes Monday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court before finding Austin innocent. He was accused of raping the girl last May as she and several relatives spent the night at Austin's home.

Austin, 33, said after the verdict he hopes to resume his boxing career by the summer.

The 1992 Olympic bronze medalist went on to win the International ...

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