Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s son has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl nearly three years ago. 

By Drew Knight

Luke David Armstrong, 21, is facing a charge of sexual assault of a child, according to an affidavit from the Austin Police Department. 

He was released on a personal recognizance bond on Tuesday, meaning he did not have to post any money.  

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

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. 

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. 

Investigators said they interviewed multiple people who said the victim had told them about the sexual assault. 

However, the affidavit said one of the victim’s friends told investigators that the victim told them the sex on that June night was consensual.   

Armstrong is pictured with his championship cyclist father Lance Armstrong

Leavitt said he is working to collect evidence proving Armstrong’s innocence. 

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

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