The son of disgraced bicycle owner Lance Armstrong was arrested in Texas this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen woman, a report stated Wednesday.
Luke Armstrong, 21, allegedly drove the 16-year-old woman to his dad’s Austin residence and assaulted her in 2018. He was 18 on the time, in response to an arrest affidavit obtained by KXAN.
His accuser reported the incident to police final November, alleging the assault occurred after a celebration when Luke picked her up as a result of she had been consuming, the report stated.
She claimed to not bear in mind the drive, however wakened as Luke was allegedly sexually assaulting her on a sofa at his dad’s residence.
Luke allegedly admitted to having intercourse along with his accuser in a telephone name along with her final December, the affidavit says.
An lawyer for Armstrong, Randy Leavitt, has denied the allegations and informed the information outlet that Luke and the woman had been in a months-long consensual relationship.
“What occurred three years in the past in highschool was not a criminal offense and was not a sexual assault. It was a consensual relationship then and continued consensually between two younger folks with each in the end going their separate methods,” Leavitt stated
“It wasn’t a one-time factor,” Leavitt stated. “That they had one thing of a relationship happening for a quick time frame.”
A number of folks related to the woman who have been interviewed by the Austin Police Division throughout their investigation stated she had indicated she’d been sexually assaulted.
However, in response to the affidavit, one pal informed police the intercourse was consensual.
Luke was launched on a private recognizance bond at his Tuesday arraignment, his lawyer informed the information station.
His household is actively working to assemble proof they are saying will dispute his accuser’s claims, the lawyer stated.