Ex-NFL cheerleader to spend 48 weekends in jail for sex with teen boy, judge decides

GEORGETOWN, DEL. (CNN) — A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader received her sentence for having sex with a 15 year old boy.


Molly Shattuck pleaded guilty earlier this summer to a child sex abuse child.

On Friday, she learned that she’ll spend the next 48 weekends in jail and register as a sex offender.

Dressed in a dark suit — and surrounded by friends and family — Molly Shattuck broke down during her sentencing hearing Friday morning — even getting on her knees in prayer before the hearing started.

She pleaded for forgiveness, telling the judge:
“I take full responsibility for what I did. I never intended to hurt anybody ..I will spend the rest of my life,” she continued, “making this right.”

Shattuck addressed the allegation she met the 15 year old boy last year through text messages sent by her own son.

“I never should have responded she said and had conversations with someone else’s son.”

Shattuck’s lawyer blamed her involvement with the boy, in part, on being emotionally distraught by the break up of her own marriage.

“Her husband left her without a whole lot of notice…for a younger woman.” he said in open court. “it was abrupt. ”

The victim’s parents were angry and demanded punishment.

“Ms. Shattuck is a criminal” the boy’s mother said. “she stole his innocence. he is changed.”

The prosecutor asked for jail time of up to 22 months.

The judge compromised with the weekend jail sentence. Her lawyers called it fair.

“He is punishing her. But the 48 weekends, he called it the VOP center, it’s basically jail. While at the same time not punishing the children and giving them the opportunity to be with her all the time,” said Eguene Maurer/ Defense Attorney.
Shattuck must also pay the boy’s family $10,000 — and register as a sex offender for the next 20 years.

“Mrs. Shattuck is extremely sorry for any pain and all pain she may have caused. She is determined at this point to demonstrate at this point to all involved and all affected her sorrow her remorse and full acceptance of responsibility for any poor decisions she made,” said Michelle Lipkowitz/ Defense Attorney.

Shattuck later clarified a statement made by her lawyer.

She said “it is categorically untrue that my ex-husband or anyone else to blame. No one else is to blame. I take full and full responsibility for my actions.”

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