Molly Shattuck, a former NFL cheerleader for the Ravens, has been convicted and sentenced for the rape of a 15-year-old boy. She will spend 48 weekends in a detention center, a verdict which was announced on Aug. 21.
Molly Shattuck, 48, will spend every other weekend for the next two years inside of a work-release detention center in Delaware, beginning in September. The decision, made by a judge on Aug. 21, comes one year after the former Ravens cheerleader was said to have raped a 15-year-old boy in Bethany Beach during the summer of 2014.
Before the sentencing, Molly plead guilty. “I was the adult, and I’m sorry,” she sobbed. “I never should have had the conversation with someone else’s son and I’m sorry… I will spend the rest of my life making this right.”
The boy in question was, disturbingly, a friend of Molly’s own teenage son and was the same age as he was at the time of their interaction. She had begun communicating with him via social media, according to court documents. The two began to send texts and emails containing sexual content, and they would also get together in parked cars. Molly performed oral sex on the minor at a summer beach home during Labor Day.
Back in November, Molly was arrested on multiple charges including third-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact and providing alcohol to minors. A plea deal was then reached, reducing the charges.
The victim’s parents also spoke in court, expressing their dismay. “What she did to my son is heinous,” said the victim’s mother. “The fact that she paraded her pedophilia in front of her own son is even more disturbing. Any adult who rapes a child deserves to be in prison. Please hold her accountable.”
His father spoke as well, saying, “We were a half a mile away. Never did it enter my mind what was happening.”
Ultimately, Molly will now have to register as a Tier II sex offender, and is prohibited from contact with all people under the age of 18 (with the exception of her three children). Additionally, along with the 48 weekends she will serve in the probation center, she was also ordered to pay the victim’s family $10,650 in restitution fees.
— Casey Mink