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Ex-NFL cheerleader gets 48 weekends in jail for raping son’s 15-year-old friend

Posted at 12:32 AM, Aug 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-23 14:17:21-04

GEORGETOWN, Del. -- Molly Shattuck, the former Ravens cheerleader and ex-wife of high profile business executive Mayo Shattuck, will spend 48 weekends in jail for fourth-degree rape.

Shattuck appeared close to an emotional breakdown, sliding out of her chair and onto the courtroom floor. Moments later, she wept and begged the judge for forgiveness.

Molly Shattuck

Molly Shattuck

WJZ reports Shattuck clung to her friends heading into court on Friday, where a judge sentenced her to 15 years behind bars, for raping her son’s 15-year-old friend. However, the judge suspended most of that time so she will spend two years over the course of 48 weekends in jail. She is scheduled to report in September and will serve her time every other weekend.

“I made bad choices. I ask for forgiveness. I will spend the rest of my life trying to make this right," Shattuck told the judge through tears.

She kept a high profile, becoming the NFL’s oldest cheerleader when she joined the Ravens squad.

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Molly Shattuck,

Shattuck’s lawyer said his client was “extremely sorry for any pain”  she caused.

He blamed her crime on her then husband, former Constellation Energy CEO Mayo Shattuck, after he abruptly left her for a younger woman.

The rape happened over Labor Day weekend in 2014 at a rented house in Bethany Beach. Shattuck had been texting her son’s friend in what her lawyer called a romantic fantasy.

“This was a calculated act," the victim’s father said in court. "She groomed my son over a four-month period, as a predator will do.”


Statement from victim's mother.

The victim’s mother told the judge what the woman did was "heinous."

"The fact that she paraded her pedophilia. She violated every child-adult boundary,” she said.

The victim’s mother said her son lost his innocence and hopes the sentence sends a tough message to Shattuck.

Additionally, Shattuck apologized to her own three children. Under the judges order, they are the only people under 18, whom she’s allowed to have any contact with.

Shattuck also has to pay for the victim’s counseling and register as a sex offender.