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ADFA Skype scandal trial set

The two Australian Defence Force Academy cadets at the heart of last year's alleged "Skype scandal" have been arraigned to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Dylan De Blaquiere and Daniel McDonald are unlikely to stand trial until August 2013.

This morning the pair formally entered pleas of not guilty to charges stemming from the March 2011 incident.

Both men are charged with using a carriage service in an offensive manner.

McDonald is also accused of committing an act of indecency on the young woman, who was then aged 18.

The case is listed for an eight-day trial.

As both defendants are charged with Commonwealth offences, the case must go before a jury.