GEORGETOWN, Del. (WJZ) — The case made headlines across the nation–the ex-wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive accused of sex crimes involving a teenage boy. Now Molly Shattuck reaches a plea deal.
WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren with what the former Ravens cheerleader must do next.READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNA
She’s got sentencing coming up in just a few months. Shattuck considered herself a lifestyle guru, an author, the oldest cheerleader in the NFL and a socialite. Now she can add sex offender to that list.
Flanked by supporters, Molly Shattuck left court without saying a word moments after pleading guilty to raping her son’s 15-year-old friend–a fourth-degree felony rape charge that could land her in jail for as long as 15 years.
“We’ve made it very clear–we will not be addressing any further questions today,” said Michelle Lipkowitz, Shattuck’s lawyer.
Prosecutors say Shattuck began a flirtation with her son’s friend in Instagram posts and the two had several encounters where they made out in parking lots, culminating with a sexual encounter at a rented house in Bethany Beach last Labor Day weekend.READ MORE: Baltimore Man, 62, Charged In Murder Of Evelyn Player
“Ms. Shattuck has accepted full responsibility for her actions today. This is obviously a very difficult time. Therefore, we ask that you respect the privacy of all involved.”
Shattuck had faced more than 50 years behind bars if this went to trial. She will now have to register as a sex offender.
Molly Shattuck gained fame as the NFL’s oldest cheerleader. A socialite active in several Baltimore charities, she was married to prominent Baltimore energy executive Mayo Shattuck, who used to run BGE’s parent company, Constellation Energy.
Shattuck remains free on an $84,000 bail. She had been ordered to have no contact with any minors except her own children.
She was initially charged in a nine-count indictment that included several sex offenses and providing alcohol to minors.MORE NEWS: Mervo High School Football Wins First State Title After Death Of Teammate Elijah Gorham
Sentencing for Shattuck is expected in August.