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Ex-Ravens cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced to two years probation and every other weekend in custody on Friday after pleading guilty to raping a minor. Just over one year ago, Shattuck began a physical relationship with a 15-year-old boy, who is one of her son’s classmates, she met on Instagram, according to CBS Sports. 

The ex-NFL cheerleader and mother of three was sentenced to a 15-year prison term for fourth-degree rape, but Judge Bradley suspended the jail time for probation. She must report to a probation center every other weekend for a total of 48 weekends. There, offenders live in assigned barracks and complete various community service projects and chores.

Shattuck is also required to register as a sex offender, undergo sex disorder counseling and continue therapy, Chron reports. She must also cover the victim’s therapy and give $10,650 to his parents, who wanted Shattuck in jail.

“What she did to my son is heinous. … She stole his innocence,” the victim’s mother said. She added that her son has become sad and distrustful.

Also, she is not allowed to communicate with any minors (excluding her children). And she must undergo a mental health evaluation, according to Baltimore Sun.

Shattuck had been facing nine charges: four counts of unlawful sexual contact in the second degree, three counts of providing alcohol to a minor and two counts of third degree rape. However, those charges were settled as part of her plea deal, CBS reports.

After Judge E. Scott Bradley announced the verdict, Shattuck fell to her knees.

Shattuck said that she will spend the rest of her life “making this right.” She added, “I take full responsibility for what I did. I never, ever, ever intended, obviously, to hurt anybody.”

Shattuck became the oldest NFL cheerleader in history in 2005 (up until that point) and made the Ravens squad with only one tryout. She cheered for the Ravens for two years and coached part-time for six more years.

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Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: meredith.rodefer@youthindependent.com