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Sex abuse charges against Iowa State basketball player dismissed

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Officials say they have dismissed a sexual abuse charge against Iowa State basketball player Bubu Palo.
 
Palo was suspended from the team in September after being charged with sexually abusing a woman he was driving home in May. He later pleaded not guilty to the charge.
 
The Story County Attorney's office announced Monday that new forensic evidence on a blouse belonging to the woman was contrary to her sworn testimony as well as sworn testimony from her mother.
 
The dismissal also clears another man, Spencer Cruise, of Ames, who was charged with second-degree sexual abuse.
 
Palo's attorney Matthew Boles says his client is expected to be reinstated to the team. Iowa State athletic department spokesman Mike Green says the school has no comment on Palo's status at this time.

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