The son of former bicycle owner Lance Armstrong was charged with sexual assault from 2018 when he was 18, based on a police arrest warrant.
The alleged sufferer instructed police in November 2020 she was assaulted by Luke Armstrong after he drove her from a celebration to his father’s home. Because she was 16 on the time, Luke Armstrong has been charged with felony sexual assault of kid.
Luke Armstrong’s lawyer stated Armstrong, now 21, and the woman, now 19, have been in a consensual relationship and there was no assault. Armstrong was arrested Tuesday and launched on a private bond, based on courtroom data.
“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,” Leavitt stated.
“What occurred three years in the past in highschool was not against the law and was not a sexual assault. It was a consensual relationship then and continued consensually between two younger folks, with each finally going their separate methods.
“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.”
Luke Armstrong was a reserve fullback for Rice in 2018-2020. He was not listed on the Owls’ roster Thursday and a staff spokesman didn’t instantly reply to a message looking for remark.
According to the arrest affidavit issued April 1, the girl instructed police she met Luke Armstrong on June 20, 2018, and that she was intoxicated at a celebration two days later when she referred to as him to select her up. She didn’t bear in mind the trip however awoke in his home the place she instructed police he sexually assaulted her after which drove her house.
She made a recorded name to Armstrong on Dec. 8, 2020, throughout which Armstrong admitted to having intercourse together with her at his father’s home a number of years earlier, the affidavit stated.
The woman instructed police she knowledgeable six folks that Armstrong had intercourse together with her. Four of them remembered the woman describing the intercourse as nonconsensual, the affidavit stated. One instructed police she interpreted what occurred as consensual.
Lance Armstrong received the Tour de France seven occasions earlier than he was stripped of these titles following revelations he used performance-enhancing medicine for a lot of his profession.