Molly Shattuck — a former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader — is facing up to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to fourth-degree rape in Sussex County, DE court on Tuesday.
Shattuck’s plea comes only days before her trial is set to begin, where she would face “two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact, and three counts of providing alcohol to minors,” Fox News reports.
She began her relationship with the victim — one of her children’s classmates — during summer 2014, “[culminating] with sexual activity … in Bethany Beach over Labor Day weekend,” before the victim notified the authorities in September.
In 2005, Shattuck — then 38 years old — became the oldest cheerleader in NFL history when she made the Ravens squad on her first attempt. She cheered for two seasons and served six more in a coaching capacity. Shattuck’s sentencing is slated for August 21, 2015.