Convicted sex offender Molly Shattuck fell to her knees Friday during her sentencing in a Maryland courtroom, however, the punishment fell short of what her victim’s parents wanted.
Before the sentencing, the unnamed parents of a 15-year-old boy the woman was accused of raping last year asked for the former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader to be incarcerated, WBAL reported
They called Shattuck a rapist and said she should be thrown in jail as an example to other potential pedophiles, the Associated Press added. They said the effect of Molly’s abuse on their son has been devastating.
Instead of a continuous term, Shattuck will serve 48 weekends in jail over the course of the next two years. The maximum sentence she could have received was 15 years in jail.
In June, she pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape and admitted to performing oral sex on the teenager at a beach house in Delaware last Labor Day, as the Inquisitr previously reported. She was originally faced with two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact, and three counts of providing alcohol to a minor.
Molly began a dalliance with the boy in Maryland around May 2014; by Labor Day weekend, she performed oral sex on him at a vacation home in Bethany Beach, Delaware. She is 47.
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According to NBC News, Shattuck first contacted the boy, who attended the same school as her own son, through Instagram.
During Friday’s sentencing, she was reportedly sobbing; her family was present in the courtroom. She was seen praying beforehand, and fell to her knees, wept and apologized after her sentencing.
“I will spend the rest of my life making this right,” she said.
However, her defense lawyers deflected blame for the act to her now ex-husband, who they say was having an affair with a younger woman, an act that pushed Molly toward the teen.
In addition to the 48 weekends in jail, Molly’s sentencing includes monthly reports to a probation officer, therapy, and registration as a sex offender.
A mother of three, she was the wife of Baltimore businessman and CEO Mayo Shattuck, a socialite and fitness author. She was also the Raven’s oldest cheerleader when she was hired in 2005 at age 38.
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