Did Former NFL Cheerleader Molly Shattuck's Son Introduce Her to Underage Boy She Allegedly Had Sex With?
Court documents allege that Shattuck's son told the victim that she was "obsessed" with him
The case of Molly Shattuck, the former NFL cheerleader accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy, has become more bizarre.
According to court documents released on Thursday and obtained by PEOPLE, Shattuck’s son – or someone using his Instagram account – played matchmaker between the 47-year-old and the 15-year-old victim.
According to the application for a search warrant, Shattuck noticed photos of the teen on Instagram. She posted a compliment underneath one of the photos. Later, according to court records, the victim received a message from Shattuck’s son’s Instagram account that included Shattuck’s cell phone number and said, “You should text my mom, she is obsessed with you.”
Police say that Shattuck’s first interactions with the 15-year-old were G-rated. But, they say, everything changed during Labor Day weekend when Shattuck rented a Delaware beach house with her children and their friends, including the 15-year-old victim. The charging documents, obtained by PEOPLE, allege that Shattuck provided beer to three of the minors. The documents also detail several alleged sex acts between Shattuck and the 15-year-old.
On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted Shattuck on two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors. If convicted, she faces up to 25 years in prison. She has pleaded not guilty and is free on $84,000 bond.
Shattuck split from her husband, former Constellation Energy CEO Mayo Shattuck III, last year. “Mr. Shattuck is shocked and saddened about the allegations against his ex-wife, from whom he is divorced,” he said in a statement to The Baltimore Sun. “He is focused on the care and welfare of his children, who are with him, and is deeply concerned about others affected by this. He requests that the privacy of his children be respected.”
This isn’t the first time that Shattuck has made international news. In 2005, she became the oldest cheerleader in NFL history when she joined the Baltimore Ravens squad at age 38. She was on the squad for two seasons. At the time, she told PEOPLE that the rest of the cheerleaders called her “Mama Molly.”
Approached by reporters after Wednesday’s arraignment, Shattuck’s attorney Michelle Lipkowitz would simply say, “This is a difficult situation for everyone involved. That’s all we have today.”