Lance Armstrong’s son's 'victim' had nightmares years after he allegedly 'sexually assaulted her when she was 16'

THE girl who accused Lance Armstrong's son of sexual assault told friends she had nightmares after he "abused" her at the age of 16, court documents say.

On Tuesday, college footballer Luke Armstrong, 21, was released on bond almost three years after the alleged attack at the home of his Tour de France drugs cheat father in Texas.



He's facing 20 years behind bars if he's convicted of assaulting a teenage girl after a party when he was 18 – but his lawyer insists it was "a consensual relationship," despite the girls alleged night terrors.

An affidavit stated that on November 17, 2020, she told the Austin Police Department how she first met Armstrong (Jr) on June 20, 2018, when she accompanied a friend to his dad's $7.5million mansion.

Two days later, he took her back to the Armstrong home in the Old Enfield district of Austin, the unnamed victim claims, where she awoke to find him sexually assaulting her on a couch, the affidavit stated.

One person the girl confided in described how she was inconsolable and having nightmares "about the assault years afterwards," according to these documents obtained by the Austin-American Statesmen.

On June 22, 2018, the girl had allegedly gone to a party, got drunk, and couldn't find a ride home so she called Armstrong to pick her up.



His accuser said she blacked out during the ride and woke up in Armstrong's home instead, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her before driving her home, the filing stated.

The affidavit stated that when she called him on December 8, 2020, Armstrong admitted to having sex with her at his dad's house and recalled asking her if they were going to have sex.

The document stated: "He remembered her taking her clothes off and walking to the bed herself."

The girl told cops she informed six people that Armstrong had sex with her, all of whom were interviewed.

Court documents stated that only four of them remembered she had said it was "non-consensual;" one of them said the girl told her about the incident a week after it happened and described the nightmares that occurred.

One person who had spoken to the girl on the night of the alleged assault confirmed to cops that she was definitely drunk the night it happened.



A friend of Armstrong's told police his pal had not been drinking on the night in question.

His lawyer Randy Leavitt has insisted the sexual assault allegations aren't true.

"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," the attorney said 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."

“It wasn’t a one-time thing,” Leavitt told WGN-TV. “They had something of a relationship going on for a brief period of time.”

He made bond on Tuesday and the family is fully cooperating with the district attorney’s office, Leavitt said.


The 21-year-old son of the disgraced cycling legend was charged with sexual assault of a child, which is a second-degree felony.

However, Elizabeth Boyce, the director of policy and advocacy for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, told the newspaper a "Romeo and Juliet" defense may be implemented given they were 18 and 16 at the time.

“Even if the Romeo and Juliet law applies — even in cases where the relationship is consensual — that doesn’t mean that a rape did not occur in that relationship,” Boyce said.

Armstrong (Sr), 49, became one of America's greatest sporting heroes after surviving cancer to reach the top of world cycling.

He led the US Postal Service team to win a record seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005.

His dominance prompted lingering suspicions of doping, which he vigorously denied and fought with aggressive legal action.

But in 2012 he was stripped of all his titles and career achievements after whistleblowers exposed his cheating.

Armstrong eventually confessed to orchestrating an elaborate performance-enhancing con, which included persuading teammates to take drugs and have blood transfusions.

Luke, the eldest of Lance's five children, is a college athlete who played football for Rice University.

He opted out of the 2020 season due to coronavirus, the university said. It confirmed he is still enrolled as a student.

Luke appeared in ESPN's 30 For 30 documentary charting his father's rise and downfall.

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