Lance Armstrong’s son has been charged with the sexual assault of a child over an incident from 2018.
Luke Armstrong was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 2018 and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
The affidavit says the 16-year-old got drunk and couldn’t get a ride home, so Luke picked her up. She told police she didn’t remember the ride with Luke Armstrong but woke up in his home where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
The incident occurred around June 22, 2018, and the girl reported the alleged incident to police on Nov. 17, 2020, according to the American-Statesman. She reportedly recorded a phone call with Luke Armstrong in December 2020 where he actually admitted to having sex with her at his father’s house. The arrest affidavit said Luke Armstrong said he remembered “her taking her clothes off and walking to the bed herself.”
Luke Armstrong’s attorney released a statement on the accusations.
“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,” Randy Leavitt said in a statement to the newspaper.
“What occurred three years ago in high school was not a crime and not a sexual assault. What it was was a consensual relationship then and it continued to be consensual between the two young people with both ultimately going their separate ways. These charges should never have been filed and certainly not three years later.”
Luke Armstrong played football at Rice University in 2018 and 2019 but opted out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.