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Lance Armstrong’s son arrested and accused of sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl

Luke David Armstrong, 21, (pictured) is going through a cost of sexual assault of a toddler

Disgraced bicycle owner Lance Armstrong’s son has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl practically three years in the past. 

Luke David Armstrong, 21, is going through a cost of sexual assault of a toddler, in response to an affidavit from the Austin Police Department. 



He was launched on a personal recognizance bond on Tuesday, which means he didn’t must put up any money.  

The alleged assault happened in June 2018 after a celebration within the Texas capital metropolis when Armstrong was 18, police stated. The sufferer, who was two years his junior, reported the incident to police final November. 

An lawyer for Armstrong denied the allegations and claimed that his shopper had been in a months-long consensual relationship with the sufferer, who has not been named publicly.    

‘What occurred three years in the past in highschool was not a criminal offense and was not a sexual assault,’ the lawyer, Randy Leavitt, instructed KXAN

‘It was a consensual relationship then and continued consensually between two younger folks with each in the end going their separate methods.

‘These costs shouldn’t have been filed and actually not three years later.’ 

Armstrong is pictured with his championship cyclist father Lance Armstrong

Armstrong is pictured together with his championship bicycle owner father Lance Armstrong

The sufferer waited nearly a year and a half to report the alleged assault to police in November 2020. 

She instructed investigators that she had requested Armstrong to select her up from a celebration in June 2018 as a result of she’d been ingesting, in response to the affidavit. 

She stated she did not bear in mind being pushed dwelling in Armstrong’s truck however claimed she awakened on a sofa at a house the place he lived to search out him assaulting her.  

Armstrong allegedly admitted to the sufferer that he had intercourse along with her at his father’s dwelling in a telephone name in December 2020. 

Police stated the assault occurred at a house within the 1700 block of Windsor Road. Records confirmed Lance Armstrong offered a house on the identical block in June 2018.  

Leavitt asserted that Armstrong and the sufferer engaged in consensual sexual contact on a number of events over the course of their relationship that summer season.  

‘It wasn’t a one-time factor,’ the lawyer stated. ‘They had one thing of a relationship occurring for a short interval of time.’ 

An attorney for Armstrong (above with his father) denied the allegations and claimed that his client had been in a months-long consensual relationship with the victim

An lawyer for Armstrong (above together with his father) denied the allegations and claimed that his shopper had been in a months-long consensual relationship with the sufferer

Investigators stated they interviewed a number of individuals who stated the sufferer had instructed them in regards to the sexual assault. 

However, the affidavit stated one of the sufferer’s pals instructed investigators that the sufferer instructed them the intercourse on that June night time was consensual.   

Leavitt stated he’s working to gather proof proving Armstrong’s innocence. 

‘An entire evaluation of the info will verify what has been alleged completely didn’t happen. And a correct and thorough authorized course of will exonerate Luke,’ Leavitt stated.

Armstrong’s bicycle owner father has not publicly responded to the allegations. 

Lance Armstrong, 49, received the Tour De France seven consecutive occasions between 1999 and 2005 earlier than he was stripped of all of his achievements after it was revealed that he used performance-enhancing medication. 

Luke Armstrong had his personal temporary athletic career as a walk-on member of the Rice University soccer crew in 2018 and 2019. 

He opted out of the 2020 season as a result of COVID-19, in response to the college, which confirmed he’s nonetheless enrolled there.  

Lance Armstrong, 49, won the Tour De France seven consecutive times between 1999 and 2005 (pictured) before he was stripped of all of his achievements after it was revealed that he used performance-enhancing drugs

Lance Armstrong, 49, received the Tour De France seven consecutive occasions between 1999 and 2005 (pictured) earlier than he was stripped of all of his achievements after it was revealed that he used performance-enhancing medication

Luke Armstrong had his own brief athletic career as a walk-on member of the Rice University football team in 2018 and 2019. He is pictured with his family at a signing ceremony

Luke Armstrong had his personal temporary athletic career as a walk-on member of the Rice University soccer crew in 2018 and 2019. He is pictured together with his household at a signing ceremony

Elizabeth Boyce, is common counsel and director of coverage and advocacy for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, instructed KXAN stated it could possibly be troublesome to show the assault cost with out bodily proof. 

‘The main supply of proof is the sufferer themselves so their our bodies are the crime scene and in the event that they weren’t in a position to get a forensic examination, then they’re the first witness for what occurred,’ Boyce stated. 

She additionally stated that the ages of the sufferer and the defendant on the time of the alleged assault may set off what’s referred to as the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ protection – which might come into play when the 2 events have lower than three years’ age distinction.  

However, Boyce famous: ‘Even if the Romeo and Juliet legislation applies, even in circumstances the place the, the place the connection is consensual, that doesn’t imply {that a} rape didn’t happen in that relationship.’ 


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