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Disgraced biking champ Lance Armstrong’s son Luke Armstrong is dealing with prices of sexual assault for an incident in 2018.
Native Austin, TX ABC affiliate KUVE reported that the 21-year-old had been arrested on Tuesday in reference to a sexual assault investigation opened in November 2020. A 19-year-old girl instructed police that she had been assaulted in June 2018 when she was 16 years previous. He was charged with the second-degree felony of sexual assault of a kid and held with a bond set at $75,000 earlier than being launched a while on Wednesday.
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In line with KUVE, the younger girl had been courting Luke, then 18, and referred to as him to choose her up from a celebration after she had gotten too drunk. She had problem remembering the remainder of the evening, blacking out on the journey house and waking up on an unfamiliar sofa. She instructed authorities she woke as much as Luke on high of her and felt unable to cease the rape “due to his dimension.” She blacked out once more throughout the assault and regained consciousness as Luke drove her house alongside a male buddy.
Police corroborated the main points of the younger girl’s story with six people to whom she had instructed concerning the assault. These people and the lady’s mom all reported “behavioral adjustments” in her after the incident, together with her mom confirming her daughter defined that Luke “had carried out one thing to her that she didn’t need” and suffered from nightmares after the actual fact.
KUVE additionally realized of a managed name arrange by police between the lady and Luke, who admitted to having what he allegedly believed to be consensual intercourse together with her at his father’s home, although he claimed he had additionally been consuming regardless of driving to choose her up. Apparently, “he remembered her asking in the event that they have been going to have intercourse and mentioned she walked to the mattress herself,” per the outlet.
Regulation enforcement officers additionally consulted with the third get together within the automobile that evening, who denied Luke had been consuming, however mentioned the younger girl didn’t seem overly intoxicated. He claimed to not have recognized what occurred between the pair after they entered the home till the lady later referred to as and instructed him concerning the rape.
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Luke’s lawyer Randy Leavitt launched an announcement saying:
“A whole assessment of the info will affirm what has been alleged completely didn’t happen and a correct and thorough authorized course of will exonerate Luke. 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 finally going their separate methods. These prices ought to by no means have been filed, actually not three years later. Nonetheless, fortunately, the Texas courtroom system works and can set up Luke’s innocence.”
Sadly, this type of story is all too frequent. We hope justice is served appropriately on this case.
[Image via Lance Amrstrong/Instagram & Austin Police Department]