One-time NFL cheerleader Molly Shattuck was finally sentenced on Friday, two months after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy.
Shattuck could have served as much as 15 years (the maximum) for the sexual assault charge, but was ultimately given a more lenient sentence, two years of work release.
Parents of the victim in the case pleaded with Superior Court Judge E. Scott Bradley to throw Shattuck in jail, saying, “Any adult who rapes a child deserves to be in prison. Please hold her accountable.”
According to police, Shattuck carried on a relationship with the 15-year-old for several months in 2014 before her arrest in November. On at least one occasion, Shattuck allegedly performed oral sex on him. She was charged with third-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact and giving alcohol to minors.
“I was the adult, and I’m sorry,” Shattuck said through tears before she was sentenced. “I never should have had the conversation with someone else’s son and I’m sorry … I will spend the rest of my life making this right.”
Her sentence carries with it a $10,650 restitution fee to the victim and his family.
In 2005, Shattuck, a mother of three, became a household name after becoming the oldest cheerleader in NFL history for the Baltimore Ravens. Her media blitz included appearances in People, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.