At a hearing on Wednesday morning, a Delaware judge set a March 23 trial date for Molly Shattuck, the Delaware Attorney General’s office confirmed. The judge’s move indicates the former Ravens cheerleader is maintaining her not guilty plea to the third-degree rape charges against her, and did not take a plea deal. The Delaware Attorney General’s office had no comment on Shattuck’s decision to proceed to trial.
According to the Baltimore Sun’s Julie Scharper, Shattuck read from a Christian motivational book during the hearing at Sussex Superior Court in Georgetown, Delaware. She did not address the court. Scharper described Shattuck as “looking grim,” while her lawyer, Eugene Mauer, commented that she “looks thin.”
In November, Shattuck was indicted in Delaware on charges of sexually assaulting a boy who attended the McDonogh School along with her son. The indictment points to an encounter between Shattuck and the 15-year-old boy at a Bethany Beach rental home over Labor Day weekend. While there, authorities allege she performed oral sex on him twice and served alcohol to minors at the home. According to court records, Shattuck and the boy began the relationship on Instagram, then met to “make out” in parking lots and parking garages around Baltimore.
Shattuck famously joined the Ravens’ cheerleading squad in 2005. At that time, the 38-year-old was touted as the NFL’s oldest cheerleader. She then launched an exercise video and website called Vibrant Living, and wrote a book of the same name. The website has been down since word of the investigation began to spread. Shattuck only extended her public persona by sitting on numerous community boards.
Around the time of the indictment, Shattuck wrapped up divorce proceedings from former Constellation Energy CEO Mayo Shattuck III. The couple met when both Shattucks worked at Alex. Brown, and married in 1997. They have three children. Molly Shattuck announced that the couple had separated in March, 2014.