Molly Shattuck, the headline-grabbing estranged wife of prominent Baltimore businessman Mayo Shattuck, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with rape and unlawful sexual contact with a teenage boy.
Shattuck, 47, an aspiring healthy-lifestyle guru who became the oldest NFL cheerleader when she joined the Ravens’ squad in 2005, faces charges in Delaware, where the alleged incident involving a 15-year-old boy is reported to have occurred.
Delaware police said the relationship between Shattuck and the boy began in Maryland, “and culminated with Shattuck providing alcohol to minors and engaging in a sexual relationship with the 15 year old male at a vacation rental home in Bethany Beach” over Labor Day weekend. She faces nine counts: two of third-degree rape, four of unlawful sexual contact and three of distributing alcohol to a minor.
Shattuck turned herself in to the Sussex County Superior Court, and was released on $84,000 bond. She will appear in court next on Dec. 3 for a case review.
Her attorney, Eugene Maurer, noted that his client pleaded not guilty and maintains her innocence. “Obviously, she is very distraught,” he said, but declined to comment further until he could review the case against Shattuck.
Baltimore’s NBC affiliate WBAL has the details from affidavits outlining the accusations against the mother of three. They say that she developed a relationship with a boy she first saw on Instagram and that she later met him in person and invited him to stay with her, her children and friends of her children during the holiday weekend.
On Wednesday, the McDonogh School, a private school in Owings Mills, Md., attended by Shattuck’s children and the alleged victim, released a statement saying that on Sept. 24, Headmaster Charlie Britton was informed of “alleged inappropriate behavior by a current parent toward a McDonogh student” and “immediately reported the allegations to the Baltimore County Police Department.”
“The parent has been prohibited from entering McDonogh’s campus and additional security measures have been in place to assure the safety of students since the incident was reported,” the statement continues.
Delaware police say Baltimore police alerted them about the allegations against Shattuck on Sept. 26. Delaware police said they then obtained a search warrant for her home, where they seized unspecified “items pertinent to the investigation.”
This post will update as more details become available.
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