Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to 48 weekends in jail after pleading guilty earlier this summer to a child sex abuse charge.
In a Delaware courtroom, Shattuck tearfully expressed remorse and apologized to the 15-year-old victim and his family. Shattuck’s defense lawyers blamed her ex-husband leaving her for a younger woman as the reason she turned to the teen for her crime.
The victim’s parents asked the judge for incarceration, saying the impact on their son has been “devastating” and called Shattuck a rapist.
Shattuck will serve her sentence over two years. She cried throughout the sentencing hearing with her family in the courtroom. Before the hearing, Shattuck could be seen praying.
Shattuck originally had been charged with aggravated rape, unlawful sexual contact and providing alcohol to a minor. The boy was a classmate of one of her sons. She was accused of performing oral sex on him at a rental home in Bethany Beach, Del., last Labor Day weekend.
The 48-year-old was arrested in November and charged with rape and unlawful sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy, reports the Washington Post.
Shattuck had been the oldest Ravens cheerleading squad member at age 38.
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