Lance Armstrong’s Son In Legal Trouble After Sexual Assault Of Child Charges Filed

Lance Armstrong’s son has been charged with sexual assault of a minor from an incident allegedly taking place 2018, a police arrest warrant revealed.

Per The Associated Press: “The alleged victim told police in November 2020 she was assaulted by Luke Armstrong after he drove her from a party to his father’s house. Because she was 16 at the time, Luke Armstrong has been charged with felony sexual assault of child.”

Lance Armstrong, a U.S. cycling legend, won the Tour de France twice in the 1990s.

Son Luke Armstrong is now 21 years old, and the girl involved is now 19. Armstrong played fullback at Rice from 2018-2020, opting out of last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is not listed on the school’s current roster.

Armstrong was arrested Tuesday and released on bond. His attorney claims the relationship was consensual.

“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,” attorney Randy Leavitt said. “What occurred three years ago in high school was not a crime and was not a sexual assault. It was a consensual relationship then and continued consensually between two young people, with both ultimately going their separate ways.

“These charges should never have been filed, certainly not three years later. However, thankfully, the Texas court system works, and will establish Luke’s innocence.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Sorry, when I see “child”, I think 12 years or less. She’s an underage (as in, age of consent) teen, and he was only two years older. Not saying a crime did, or did not, occur. I just think you need to reframe the headline.

  2. this is absolutely retarded

    an 18 year old bangs a 16 year old

    if that is illegal in this country, this country needs to rework their laws

    and charging this kid with something this salacious is a travesty

    guilty until proven innocent and even after being proven innocent you often cannot shake the charges since the internet is forever

    shameful shameful reporting

  3. on top of that, if this was filed as a “cash grab”, and no assault actually occurred (jealous young girl looking to get revenge on high school rich kid that broke up with her), they need to start putting these cash grab chicks in JAIL.

  4. Stop writing garbage articles like this, outkick is supposed to be better. That is why most of us joined this website, to get away from these kind of articles. I cancelled my auto renew a few days ago because of stuff like this. Its going to as bad as bleacher report on here soon if you all continue down this path.

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