Disgraced 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.
He was released on a personal recognizance bond on Tuesday, meaning he did not have to post any money.
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.
BREAKING: Luke Armstrong, son of pro cyclist Lance Armstrong, has been arrested & charged with child sexual assault.— Alex Caprariello (@alcaprari23) April 7, 2021
A woman has come forward and accused him of raping her when she was 16-years-old in June 2018. Armstrong's lawyer tells me they were in a consensual relationship. pic.twitter.com/SxYb5EmfnO
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.
Leavitt said he is working to collect evidence proving Armstrong’s innocence.
Armstrong’s cyclist father has not publicly responded to the allegations.