Luke David Armstrong, 21, (pictured) is facing a charge of sexual assault of a childChampion cyclist Lance Armstrong's son has been arrested
Luke David Armstrong, 21, (pictured) is facing a charge of sexual assault of a child
Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong’s son has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl nearly three years ago.
Luke David Armstrong, 21, is facing a charge of sexual assault of a child, according to an affidavit from the Austin Police Department.
The alleged assault took place in June 2018 after a party in the Texas capital city when Armstrong was 18, police said. The victim, who was two years his junior, reported the incident to police last November.
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.’
Armstrong is pictured with his championship cyclist father Lance Armstrong
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 assault occurred at a home in the 1700 block of Windsor Road. Records showed 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.’
This is a developing story.