Disgraced American cyclist, Lance Armstrong’s son has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl nearly three years ago.
21-year-old Luke David Armstrong is facing a charge of sexual assault of a child, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by KVUE on Wednesday, April 7.
The investigation into the alleged rape began on Nov. 17, 2020, after police received a report of a sexual assault. Officials met with a 19-year-old woman who made the report, claiming the assault happened in June 2018 when she was just 16 years old.
An attorney for Armstrong denied the allegations and claimed that his client had been in a months-long consensual relationship with the victim, who has not been named publicly.
‘What occurred three years ago in high school was not a crime and was not a sexual assault,’ the attorney, Randy Leavitt, told KXAN.
‘It was a consensual relationship then and continued consensually between two young people with both ultimately going their separate ways.
These charges should not have been filed and certainly not three years later.’
The victim waited almost a year and a half to report the alleged assault to police in November 2020. She told investigators that she had asked Armstrong to pick her up from a party in June 2018 because she’d been drinking, according to the affidavit.
She said she didn’t remember being driven home in Armstrong’s truck but claimed she woke up on a couch at a home where he lived to find him assaulting her.
Armstrong allegedly admitted to the victim that he had sex with her at his father’s home in a phone call in December 2020.
Police said the alleged assault occurred at a home in the 1700 block of Windsor Road. Records show Lance Armstrong sold a home on the same block in June 2018.
Leavitt asserted that Armstrong and the victim engaged in consensual sexual contact on multiple occasions over the course of their relationship that summer.
‘It wasn’t a one-time thing,’ the attorney said. ‘They had something of a relationship going on for a brief period of time.’
Investigators said they interviewed multiple people who said the victim had told them about the sexual assault.
However, the affidavit said one of the victim’s friends told investigators that the victim told them the sex on that June night was consensual.
Leavitt said he is working to collect evidence proving Armstrong’s innocence.
‘A complete review of the facts will confirm what has been alleged absolutely did not occur. And a proper and thorough legal process will exonerate Luke,’ Leavitt said.
Luke Armstrong has been charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony. Public records indicate he was arrested on Tuesday with a bond set at $75,000. Travis County jail records indicate he is no longer in custody.
Lance Armstrong, 49, won the Tour De France seven consecutive times between 1999 and 2005 before he was stripped of all of his achievements after it was revealed that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
Disgraced cyclist, Lance Armstrong