Mateen Cleaves faced judge Friday in sex assault case

Posted at 8:52 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 13:15:50-04

Former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves faced a judge today during a hearing in Flint in the sex assault case against him.

Both sides filed several motions.

One of those includes the defense asking that the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office be removed from the case citing a conflict of interest.

Cleaves' attorney claims the alleged victim previously worked for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

The judge did not rule today, but she blasted the prosecutor's office over a press release from earlier this year criticizing Genesee County's 67th District Court. 

The case resumes in August.