The 21-year-old son of the disgraced cycling legend was charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
“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,” said Randy Leavitt, Armstrong’s attorney on Wednesday.
“What occurred three years ago in high school was not a crime and not a sexual assault. What it was was a consensual relationship then and it continued to be consensual between the two young people with both ultimately going their separate ways. These charges should never have been filed and certainly not three years later.”
The girl reported the 2018 incident to the police on Nov. 17, 2020, the affidavit said. She told police she first met Armstrong around June 20, 2018, when she went with a mutual friend to Armstrong’s house in Austin.
She then went to a party two days later on the night of June 22, 2018, where she got drunk, the affidavit said. She couldn’t find a ride home so she contacted Armstrong to pick her up, the document said.
She told police she didn’t remember the ride with Armstrong but woke up in his house where he allegedly sexually assaulted her, according to the affidavit. He then drove her home without saying anything, the document said.