FLINT, Mich. — Prosecutors say officers drove former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves to his home after police responded to a reported sexual assault of a woman at a Flint-area motel.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2culHoQ ) that Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey made the statement to a judge during a hearing Thursday.

Defense attorney Frank Manley later told reporters that the officers’ actions showed they “saw nothing that would rise to the level of some type of crime.”

The 39-year-old Cleaves is charged with assaulting the woman at a Mundy Township motel last summer following a charity golf outing. He denies the charge.

Wayne County prosecutors are handling the case after Genesee County’s prosecutor did not take it due to a possible conflict of interest.


Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint