com.android.builder.dexing.DexArchiveBuilderException

The android application has a dependency: com.googlecode.objectify The following error is thrown while building the project:

com.android.builder.dexing.DexArchiveBuilderException: Failed to process /home/homecomp/.gradle/caches/modules-2/files-2.1/com.googlecode.objectify/objectify/5.1.16/148ca59a5f89b394eb998ce1894d222c7e11131d/objectify-5.1.16.jar  

Here is the complete build.gradle:

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 28
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.example.homecomp.myapplication"
        minSdkVersion 21
        targetSdkVersion 28
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
}

dependencies {
    implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:28.0.0-alpha3'
    implementation 'com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout:1.1.2'
    testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test:runner:1.0.2'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.0.2'

    implementation 'com.googlecode.objectify:objectify:5.1.16'
}

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