Fallen hero Lance Armstrong’s son faces legal battle in sexual assault case

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Lance Armstrong faces further disgrace with his son facing sexual assault of a minor charges. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Lance Armstrong faces further disgrace with his son facing sexual assault of a minor charges. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's son has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a drunk 16-year-old girl. Luke David Armstrong is now facing a charge of sexual assault of a minor and could end up behind bars.

Luke (21) was released on a personal recognizance bond, meaning he did not have to post any bail money. According to his lawyer, his family is working to gather evidence they say will dispute his accuser’s claims.

(PHOTO: Instagram/Lance Armstrong)
Lance Armstrong shared this snapshot with his son Luke last year on Instagram. (PHOTO: Instagram/Lance Armstrong)

The alleged assault took place in June 2018 after a party when he was 18 and his accuser 16. The victim, who has not been publicly named, reported the incident to police last November. She told police she asked Luke to pick her up from the party because she had been drinking. She said she didn't remember being driven home and instead woke up to find Luke assaulting her on a couch at his dad’s house.

Luke, a college footballer, has denied the allegations. His lawyers claim he had been in a romantic relationship with the girl. “What occurred three years ago in high school was not a crime and was not a sexual assault,” says his attorney, Randy Leavitt. “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 late.”
Attorney Randy Leavitt

According to investigators, multiple people interviewed said the victim had indicated she’d been sexually assaulted. However, one friend told police it had been consensual.

Leavitt says he’s working at proving Luke’s innocence. “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.”

Luke is one of three children born to Lance Armstrong and his ex-wife, Kristin Richard. Lance (50), a former seven-time Tour de France winner who was stripped of all his medals after being found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs, has not commented on his son’s case.

SOURCES: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK, NYPOST.COM, INSTAGRAM

 

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