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Former Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Molly Shattuck Had Sex With Boy, 15: Police

Molly Shattuck, 47, reached out to the victim in May through Instagram, court documents say.

A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader has been arrested and charged with having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy she met on a social media app.

Molly Shattuck of Baltimore was indicted Monday with two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors.

Shattuck, 47, reached out to the victim in May through Instagram, WBAL-TV reported.

Their relationship allegedly continued through the summer, culminating with Shattuck taking the teen to a vacation rental home in Bethany Beach, Delaware, for Labor Day weekend, along with her children and their friends.

According to court documents obtained by WBAL-TV, Shattuck bought alcohol at a local liquor store and performed oral sex on the victim.

The boy's father picked him up the next day. The victim later told police about the relationship he had been having with Shattuck.

The indictment alleges that Shattuck provided alcohol to three boys under the legal drinking age on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31. It charges that she had sexual contact with one boy on or about Aug. 31.

In a letter sent to parents Wednesday, the headmaster of the teen's school -- the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland -- wrote that he became aware on Sept. 24 of "inappropriate behavior by a current parent" and a student, and reported the allegations to police.

Headmaster Charlie Britton wrote, "While I was instructed by the police not to communicate with you until now because of the criminal investigation, I want you to know that 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.''

Britton added that the school's top priority is the students' safety and well-being, and counselors are in place if any students need them.

Police searched Shattuck's Baltimore home Oct. 1, seizing items related to their investigation. Authorities have not said what was taken from the home.

Shattuck appeared for an arraignment Wednesday in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown, Delaware, and was released on $84,000 secured bond.

In Delaware, third-degree rape applies to several instances, including when an older person has sex with an underage person. It is a Class B felony, punishable by two to 25 years in prison.

Shattuck's defense attorney, Eugene Maurer, said she has pleaded not guilty. Her next court appearance will be at a Dec. 15 case review.

"Like anybody who would be charged with an offense of this nature, she's quite distraught and dealing with it the best she can," Maurer said. "Obviously, she's very upset about it."

Shattuck was released on $84,000 bond after an arraignment Wednesday in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown.

Also on Wednesday, Shattuck resigned from the board of the Baltimore School for the Arts, a public school.

In 2005, Shattuck became the oldest cheerleader in NFL history up to that time when she made the Ravens squad at the age of 38. She cheered for two years and was a part-time coach for six more years.

Her website says she has three children, including a 15-year-old son.

Shattuck is the estranged wife of Mayo Shattuck, 60, former CEO of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Nuclear Group and current chairman of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. Exelon, which has electric and gas utilities in Maryland, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, now owns Constellation.

The couple filed for divorce Sept. 29 in Baltimore County, according to online Maryland court records.

The Baltimore Sun reported in March that the couple had separated, although Molly Shattuck demurred to the newspaper about when the breakup occurred, saying, "It's been awhile."

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