Molly Shattuck’s Sentencing: Ex-NFL cheerleader gets 48 weekends in jail for child sex abuse case ‘Details’

Molly Shattuck Sentenced to 48 Weekends in Jail for Sex With Teen
Molly Shattuck Sentenced to 48 Weekends in Jail for Sex With Teen

Molly Shattuck has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.

Molly Shattuck, 48, apologized and appeared to sob during her testimony in court in Delaware Friday before the victim’s parents, who said it has been an agonizing situation for their family.

“I take full responsibility for what I did…I was the adult,” Shattuck said.

Prosecutors say Shattuck performed oral sex on a 15-year-old boy who attended McDonogh School with her son. The incident happened last summer at a rented vacation house in Bethany Beach, Del. Shattuck pleaded guilty in June to one count of fourth-degree rape as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

The Baltimore Sun does not generally name victims of sexual assault.

Shattuck will spend every other weekend in jail for two years. The judge sentenced Shattuck to 15 years in prison — the maximum sentence for the charges — with all but two years suspended.

“It’s not a walk in the park,” defense attorney Eugene Maurer told reporters outside the courthouse. He called the sentence fair.

Shattuck will serve her time at the Violation of Probation Center in Georgetown. The sentence begins the first weekend of September.

“[The judge] is punishing her…while at the same time not punishing her children,” he said.

Other charges against Shattuck were dropped in her plea agreement. In addition to her sentence she received Friday, Shattuck is to be required to register as a sex offender in Delaware for 25 years and cannot be around anyone under the age of 18, except for her children. She will also pay more than $10,000 to the family.

At her plea hearing in Superior Court in Georgetown, Del., in June, Shattuck admitted to the charge but did not speak at length in court.

Shattuck is the former wife of Mayo A. Shattuck, former CEO of Constellation Energy, the parent company of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. She won fame as the oldest cheerleader in NFL history.