Former Ravens Cheerleader Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old

Former Ravens Cheerleader Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old

A Delaware grand jury accuses the oldest cheerleader in NFL history with partaking in sex acts with a boy younger than the law, and decency, allow.

A Sussex County, Delaware, grand jury indicted Molly Shattuck, an author, fitness-video guru, former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, and wife of one of the richest men in Maryland, on nine charges relating to sex with a minor and distributing alcohol to teenagers. Shattuck maintains her innocence and posted $84,000 in bail earlier this week. Shattuck resigned from the boards of the United Way, National Children’s Museum, and other philanthropic organizations. She and her husband, Mayo Shattuck, the chairman of S&P 500 component Exelon, filed for divorce in September.

Shattuck allegedly scouted a 15-year-old boy on Instagram, grooming him for a relationship. The 47-year-old former cheerleader allegedly performed sex acts upon the teenager on several occasions, taking him on vacation Labor Day Weekend, when, according to court documents obtained by WBAL-11, she informed the boy after servicing him that “if he wanted to have sex she would. The boy opted out. He decided to leave. At that point, she told him to come back later but he did not go back.”

Thirty years ago, Shattuck enjoyed a more enthusiastic response from teens. In high school, her fellow cheerleaders elected her captain of their squad and her peers voted her “most popular.” Alas, she confessed to the Baltimore Sun to never enjoying a serious high school boyfriend (the interview took place nine years before her recent romance) and skipping her senior prom.

The Twittericans viewed the cheerleader and then viewed the notion that she victimized the teen with skepticism. 

A flattering, four-year-old portrait of Shattuck in Baltimore magazine depicted a perfect life–a mansion to drop Robin Leach’s jaw, beautiful children out of a Gymboree catalog, a sugar-daddy husband, and myriad charitable interests and business ventures. “By high school,” Jane Marion wrote, “Shattuck had become captain of the cheerleading squad, but even more life-altering, while on a trip to the Grand Canyon in her senior year, she made a vow to herself that she still honors every year—she wrote a bucket list.”

Shattuck cited climbing Kilimanjaro, going to college, cheering on an NFL sideline, and starting a family as four of the ten items she had already accomplished. The profile didn’t say whether one of the bucket list’s unchecked boxes involved bedding a teenager too young to legally drive.