Ex-NFL Cheerleader to Spend Weekends in Jail for Rape

Molly Shattuck will spend alternating weekends behind bars
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2015 11:44 AM CDT
Ex-NFL Cheerleader to Spend Weekends in Jail for Rape
In this undated file photo, Molly Shattuck, of Baltimore, poses for a police mug shot.   (AP Photo/Delaware State Police, File)

Two months after pleading guilty to the rape of a 15-year-old boy, former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was today sentenced to 48 weekends in jail—to be served on alternating weekends over two years beginning the first weekend in September, report NBC News and the Baltimore Sun. A Delaware judge also ordered Shattuck, 48, to pay $10,650 to the boy's parents, who called her a rapist, reports WBAL. They added the effect of the crime on their son has been "devastating."

"I will spend the rest of my life making this right," Shattuck, who must also register as a sex offender, said to the court through tears. Shattuck's lawyers placed the blame on the fitness guru's ex-husband, noting he left her for a younger woman; they claim that made Shattuck turn to the teen boy, first on Instagram, then at a vacation rental home in Delaware last summer. She is not permitted to be around anyone under age 18 except her kids. More on the case here. (More statutory rape stories.)

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