Ex-basketball star Mateen Cleaves faces sex assault charge

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 12:42 p.m. ET

FLINT, Mich. (AP) Former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves faces charges after a woman says she was held against her will in a motel room and sexually assaulted.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the 39-year-old Cleaves was charged Tuesday with criminal sexual conduct, sexual assault and unlawful imprisonment.

Arrangements were being made for Cleaves to turn himself in.

The woman said she met Cleaves in September at a Flint-area charity golf outing and later taken to a Mundy Township motel and assaulted.

Genesee County officials transferred the case to Wayne County due to possible conflict of interest.

The Associated Press left a message Tuesday seeking comment from Cleaves' attorney.

Cleaves led Michigan State to the NCAA championship in 2000 and played in the NBA.