Appeal filed following dismissal of Mateen Cleaves case - WNEM TV 5

Appeal filed following dismissal of Mateen Cleaves case

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After charges were dismissed in a Mateen Cleaves sexual assault case, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has filed an appeal.

The appeal was filed Monday, Dec. 19 in 67th District Court in Genesee County.

Cleaves was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a motel on Sept. 15, 2015.

A judge overseeing the preliminary hearing dismissed the case earlier this month after failing to find sufficient evidence.

Cleave’s attorney, Frank Manley issued this statement following the appeal.

"We are confident that Judge Dowd's well-reasoned and articulated decision will be affirmed on appeal and we are dismayed that the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has chosen to waste Genesee County taxpayer resources by pursuing this unnecessary appeal," said Frank J. Manley. 

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