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Ex-NFL Cheerleader Molly Shattuck Charged With Rape of 15-Year-Old Boy

Molly Shattuck, 47, was indicted Monday on two counts of third-degree rape, among other charges. She allegedly met the teen on Instagram in May.

An ex-Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and mother of three surrendered to Delaware authorities Wednesday after allegedly having sex with an underage boy she met on social media, state police said. Molly Shattuck, 47, pleaded not guilty in Sussex County Superior Court to two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors.

Shattuck first made contact with the boy in May after seeing his photos on Instagram, according to court affidavits obtained by NBC affiliate WBAL. In July, their meetings would include Shattuck picking up the teen from summer school and having physical contact in a parking garage, the affidavits said. The touching progressed into oral sex when the boy stayed at her vacation rental home in Bethany Beach over Labor Day weekend, WBAL reported. Also at the home were her children and their friends, and she allegedly bought alcohol with the boy that weekend.

An official at his school went to Baltimore County police after learning about the alleged relationship in late September. Investigators later executed a search warrant of Shattuck’s posh Baltimore home. She was indicted Monday and ordered to have no contact with minors, except her own children.

Shattuck is the estranged wife of Mayo Shattuck, a Baltimore businessman and the chairman of energy company Exelon Corp. She became the oldest NFL cheerleader in history — at age 38 — when the Ravens hired her in 2005. She retired as a part-time coach with the squad in 2013. She also appeared on an episode of the ABC reality show “Secret Millionaire” and wrote a healthy lifestyle book entitled, “Vibrant Living.”

A judge allowed her released Wednesday on $84,000 bond. Her attorney couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.


— Erik Ortiz