THE son of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was arrested on Tuesday for the alleged sexual assault of a drunk 16-year-old after a party in 2018.
Luke David Armstrong, 21, the eldest child of the drugs-cheat ex-Tour De France champ, faces a charge of sexual assault of a child, Austin Police Department said.
He’s accused of attacking the victim, who is two years his junior, at a party in the Texas capital three years ago when he was 18.
The alleged victim reported the assault in November last year, telling investigators she asked Armstrong to pick her up from the bash because she was drunk, an arrest affidavit seen by KXAN said.
But he took her back to his parents’ home on the plush 1700 block of Winsdsor Road in Austin, the unnamed victim claims.
There, she allegedly woke up on a couch to find the teenage Armstrong sexually assaulting her, it’s claimed.
Armstrong allegedly admitted to her that he’d had sex with her at his father’s home in a phone call in December 2020, the victim claims.
An attorney for Armstrong has denied the allegations and said his client had been in a months-long consensual relations with the victim.
“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.”
“It wasn’t a one-time thing,” the attorney added.
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“They had something of a relationship going on for a brief period of time.”
Lance Armstrong, 49, was stripped of his record seven consecutive Tour De France titles that he’d won between 1999 and 2005 after he admitted orchestrating an elaborate performance-enhancing drugs con.
Luke Armstrong, a student and football player for Rice University, opted out of the 2020 season due to Covid.