Molly Shattuck is indicted on charges of rape and sexual contact with a minor

Molly Shattuck indicted for rape

Molly Shattuck was indicted Monday and turned herself in today to the Sussex, Delaware Superior Court on charges of rape, unlawful sexual conduct, and providing alcohol to minors in connection to an alleged relationship with a 15-year-old Baltimore County boy. 

According to the Delaware State Police, the Sussex County Grand Jury indicted her on two charges of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact, and three counts of providing alcohol to minors. She turned herself in this morning and was awaiting arraignment as of 11 a.m. 

WBAL's Jayne Miller broke the story this morning with salacious details from the case: "Key to the investigation is what allegedly happened Labor Day weekend in Bethany Beach, Delaware, where Molly Shattuck, her kids and some of her kids' friends were staying in a rented beach house. The boy stayed over one night."

Today the headmaster of the private McDonogh School in Owings Mills emailed parents to say that a parent—reported by WBAL to be Molly Shattuck—is banned from the premises because of "inappropriate behavior" with a student there. 

The boy apparently told a school official about the relationship, which allegedly began in the spring. The headmaster, Charles W. Britton, told Baltimore County police, which then called the Delaware Staties who conducted the investigation, which included a search of Shattuck's home in Roland Park on Oct. 1.

The Ravens' oldest-ever cheerleader is in the midst of a divorce with Mayo Shattuck, her husband of 17 years and the father of her three children. Mayo was CEO of Constellation Energy and guided its merger with Exelon, where he holds the title Executive Chairman.

On Friday, Molly Shattuck’s divorce lawyer told City Paper he had heard nothing about any pending charges. "I just talked to her today," Thomas Ries said then. He said he had no idea why Shattuck’s website had gone down. His receptionist today said he was out of town but that she would forward messages to him. 

The charges have been rumored for weeks in comments under various feature stories about Molly Shattuck, who since her separation from Mayo has styled herself a philanthropist and fitness/diet guru. Several people demanded a story. One particularly aggressive anonymous critic made the insane claim that the newspapers were paid by Mayo Shattuck to keep the matter quiet.

Mayo Shattuck's divorce lawyer, Nicole Gilkeson, said on Friday that her client had heard the rumors but had no knowledge of their truth or falsity. "Mayo’s focus is on his kids," she said today. 


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