- The Washington Times
Thursday, April 8, 2021

The 21-year-old son of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a child stemming from a 2018 incident in Texas.

Luke Armstrong, a student at Rice University in Houston, is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Austin when he was 18, KXAN reported Thursday.

According to the April 1 arrest affidavit, the victim told police on November 17, 2020 that Mr. Armstrong sexually assaulted her while she was inebriated at his house following a party, the Austin American-Statesmen reported.

Mr. Armstrong could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. He was granted and released on a personal recognizance bond Tuesday, according to his attorney, Randy Leavitt.

Mr. Leavitt on Wednesday denied the allegations and said his client and the alleged victim dated for months.

“What occurred three years ago in high school was not a crime and was not a sexual assault,” Mr. Leavitt said. “It was a consensual relationship then and continued consensually between two young people with both ultimately going their separate ways. These charges should not have been filed and certainly not three years later.”

“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,” he said.

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