FLINT, Mich. (WXYZ) — A jury has found former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves not guilty on all counts in a sexual assault trial.
The jury was given instructions around 1:30 p.m., and delivered a verdict less than three hours later.
The trial comes four years after the sexual assault allegations against Cleaves.
In September 2015, a woman accused him of sexual assault, telling investigators that she met Cleaves at a charity golf outing and then sexually assaulted inside a Flint-area motel.
Cleaves was charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault and three counts of criminal sexual conduct.
In December 2016, a judge dismissed all charges against Cleaves, saying she believed the accuser willingly accompanied Cleaves to that motel. Then, in 2017, a circuit court judge said the lower court judge "abused her discretion of power," and reinstated the charges against Cleaves.
Last year, the Michigan Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal.