A police officer says a woman who’s accusing former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault didn’t indicate a crime had occurred when he talked to her at a Flint-area motel.
Mundy Township Sgt. Todd Johnson testified for the defense Friday. A judge is hearing evidence to determine if Cleaves goes to trial. Johnson said the woman answered “no” when he asked if she had been hurt or assaulted.
Cleaves, who led Michigan State to the 2000 national championship, has pleaded not guilty.
The hearing resumes Monday.
Cleaves and the woman were at a motel last year after a charity golf event and a bar visit. The woman says she twice ran from the room but Cleaves caught her.
The Associated Press generally doesn’t name people who say they were sexually assaulted.