His lawyer insists the 2 — then aged 18 and 16 — have been in a consensual relationship.
Lance Armstrong’s son has been charged with the sexual assault of a minor.
The arrest on Tuesday stems from an alleged incident that occurred three years in the past, when Luke Armstrong was 18 and the sufferer 16.
In line with the arrest affidavit obtained by KVUE, the now 19-year-old girl reported the incident on November 17, 2020, claiming the assault occurred in June of 2018.
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She claimed she had gone to a celebration and had gotten drunk, and known as Armstrong to choose her up, to which he agreed.
She stated she could not bear in mind the experience, however did bear in mind waking up on a sofa in a house that wasn’t hers. She claimed she later wakened with Armstrong on prime of her kissing her; due to his measurement she was unable to get him off, and he or she alleges he raped her. She stated she handed out in the course of the alleged assault.
Afterwards, she stated Luke and one other male drove her from his Austin dwelling to hers.
Weeks after making the report, police assisted the sufferer in making a telephone name to Armstrong, during which they stated he admitted to having intercourse along with her just a few years in the past at his dad’s home. He stated he remembered selecting her up on the night time, and that he too had been consuming. He additionally stated he remembered asking in the event that they have been going to have intercourse, and that she herself walked to the mattress.
Police spoke with not less than six folks to whom the sufferer confided in on the time, who in flip relayed she had stated she was sexually assaulted; nevertheless one buddy stated the intercourse was consensual, KXAN reported.
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Investigators additionally spoke with the buddy who drove dwelling with the pair that night time; he stated he didn’t bear in mind Luke consuming that night time, however stated the sufferer hadn’t appeared overly drunk both. He stated they drove to Luke’s home and the 2 went inside, and that he did not know what occurred after that. Nonetheless he stated the woman later known as him to inform him she’d been raped.
By his lawyer Randy Leavitt, Armstrong denied the fees.
“An entire evaluate of the info will affirm what has been alleged completely didn’t happen and a correct and thorough authorized course of will exonerate Luke,” he stated in an announcement. “What occurred three years in the past in highschool was not a criminal offense and was not a sexual assault. It was a consensual relationship then and continued consensually between two younger adults, with each in the end going their separate methods.”
“These prices ought to by no means have been filed, actually not three years later. Nonetheless, fortunately, the Texas court docket system works and can set up Luke’s innocence.”
The 21-year-old was launched on $75k bond.
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