Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation, with every other weekend in custody, after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.
Shattuck, often gasping for breath and sometimes weeping uncontrollably during the hearing, collapsed to her knees in the courtroom after she was sentenced.
Judge E. Scott Bradley sentenced the mother of three to the maximum 15-year prison term for fourth-degree rape but suspended the prison time for probation. Shattuck, 48, must report every other weekend, for a total of 48 weekends, to a secure probation center, where offenders live in communal barracks and are assigned to various chores and community service projects.
She must register as a sex offender, continue therapy and undergo sex disorder counseling. She also must bear the costs of the victim's therapy and pay $10,650 restitution to his parents, who urged Bradley to put Shattuck behind bars.
Apparently this woman actually used her own fifteen year old son to lure the teen having him tell the boy, "Call my mom. She thinks you're hot."
But here's where this thing gets really weird:
Not only is the case odd, given the gender of victim and perp, but also shocking given that Molly Shattuck only a short time ago was lending advice on how to live a fulfilled life in a book called “Vibrant Living.” Shattuck even appeared on Sarah Palin’s show The Palin Update to give the former Alaska Governor kudos. “Big cheers and high kicks for Sarah Palin,” said Shattuck.
Shattuck admires former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s regimen of running and yoga and her overall physically active lifestyle. Gov. Palin has run private marathons, one of which she wrote about in Going Rogue. “I really admire her because she’s dedicated herself to her family … and to helping fellow Americans and to do whatever she can to be a role model and to lead by example….big cheers and high kicks for Sarah Palin.”
Which brings up two interesting questions.
First did Molly Shattuck get the idea of "Vibrant Living" from Palin who is always using the term "living vibrantly" or was it the other way around? (Shattuck's book came out in 2013.)
And secondly, adding Shattuck's name to a list including Ted Nugent, Josh Duggar, and Phil Robertson, does Sarah Palin have ANY fans or associates who are NOT pedophiles?