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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.”