Weekend sentencing for former Ravens cheerleader

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Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck (blue pant suit, sunglasses) leaves the Sussex County Courthouse following her sentencing Friday.

GEORGETOWN – Molly Shattuck asked for forgiveness.

What the former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader got was 48 weekends in a prison setting- her sentence handed down Friday in Superior Court by Judge E. Scott Bradley for raping a teenage boy last year.

“I take full responsibility for what I did. I was the adult,” said Shattuck, in an emotional address before Judge Bradley. “I ask for forgiveness. I will spend the rest of my life trying to make this right. I will do all I can to be a better human being.”

Shattuck, now 48, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree rape, a felony, on June 16.

Authorities accused Shattuck of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-rold boy – a friend of her son – that began in the Baltimore area and culminated at a Bethany Beach rental home last September over Labor Day weekend.

When indicted Nov. 3 by the Sussex County Grand Jury, she faced two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to a minor.

Judge Bradley actually sentenced Shattuck to the maximum 15 years in prison on the charge, but suspended it to two years of Level 3 probation.

Every other weekend, starting Friday, Sept. 4, Shattuck will serve her weekend sentence at aVOP (Violation of Probation) work-detention facility in Delaware. She must report on Fridays by 10 a.m., Judge Bradley ordered.

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Eugene Maurer, Molly Shattuck’s attorney, meets the press following Shattuck’s sentencing Friday in Georgetown.

Shattuck’s attorney, Eugene Maurer, called the sentence “fair.”

The victim’s parents spoke prior to sentencing, saying Shattuck deserves to be in prison.

“Miss Shattuck is a criminal. She admits to being a rapist,” the boy’s mother said. “She stole his innocence.”

The boy’s father said the sexual relationship was a “calculated act. She (Ms. Shattuck) groomed our son over a four-month period, just as a predator would do.”

As part of her sentencing, Shattuck must register as a sex offender and make restitution of $10,650 to the victim’s family plus costs for any additional psychologic treatment required by the victim.

Judge Bradley also ordered Shattuck to have no contact with anyone under 18 except for her three children, ages 16, 14 and 12.

“I am sorry,” Shattuck told Judge Bradley. “I should never ever have had conversations with someone else’s son.”

In 2005, Shattuck, at age 38, became the oldest member of Ravens cheerleader squad – and the oldest-ever cheerleader on an NFL squad. She is the former wife of Constellation Energy CEO Mayo Shattuck.

 

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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