Iowa St G Palo charged with sexual abuse


September 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State basketball player Bubu Palo has been arrested after being accused of sexually abusing a woman he was driving home earlier this year.  Coach Fred Hoiberg says the 21-year-old reserve point guard has been suspended indefinitely.  Palo and another man, Spencer Cruise, were charged with second-degree sexual abuse and facing a court appearance after surrendering to authorities on Friday.   The criminal complaint says the men offered to give a woman a ride home on May 18 but instead drove her to a home owned by Cruise’s family and “committed a sex act by force against the victim’s will.”  Police say evidence includes both men’s DNA and test results only recently came back from a crime lab.