FLINT, Mich. (AP/WLNS) – A second alleged victim has come forward claiming she was sexually assaulted by former Spartan basketball star Mateen Cleaves.
During a scheduled hearing in Flint today prosecutors said they are investigating a second claim. Cleaves was not at today’s hearing.
Our media partners at MLive report that prosecutors offered no details on the second claim other than they had received correspondence concerning a second alleged assault.
A hearing is planned next month to determine whether former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves will stand trial on sexual assault charges.
The 38-year-old is charged with assaulting a woman at a motel last summer following a charity golf event.
Cleaves and his lawyer have denied the charges.
The case is being handled by the Detroit-based Wayne County prosecutor’s office because of a conflict raised by the Genesee County prosecutor in Flint.
Cleaves led Michigan State to the NCAA basketball championship in 2000 and remains close to the program. He appeared in 167 games for four NBA teams.