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Husband of Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Arrested for Rape Wins Quick Divorce

November 11, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Husband of Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Arrested for Rape Wins Quick Divorce Molly Shattuck, Mayo Shattuck and children Spencer, Lillian and Wyatt - Image courtesy of baltimoresun.com

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In what is being called an unusual step, a divorce court has taken in the handling of Molly Shattuck’s divorce case, which was filed just as a criminal investigation started.

In Delaware, the indictment of the former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader was sealed.

According to WBAL-TV, Shattucks’ divorce case has been sealed, according to court officials, by a judge in Baltimore County.

Shattuck is accused of performing a sex act on a 15-year-old boy after a relationship with him that started through Instagram. Shattuck appeared in court in Delaware on Wednesday to be arraigned, post bail and plead not guilty to the charges. The Office of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, which brought the charges, would not answer why the indictment was sealed when the grand jury returned it Monday.

The timeline of the criminal and civil cases begins on Sept. 25, when the McDonogh School called police to notify them of a possible sex offense involving Shattuck and a student.

On Sept. 28, Delaware State Police took over the investigation because the most serious allegation happened in Bethany Beach.

On Sept. 29, Shattuck filed for divorce, but it’s unknown whether she knew of the investigation at that point.

On Oct. 6, Mayo Shattuck filed for divorce. His lawyer has told the 11 News I-Team that he had heard rumors about his wife but did not know the specific allegations.

On Monday at 1:24 p.m., a Delaware grand jury indicted Molly Shattuck. That very same day at 1:30 p.m., Mayo Shattuck went to court in Baltimore County and was granted a divorce.

Lawyers who handle civil cases maintain that the process was faster then normal to be able to get a divorce in Maryland in 30 days. People are typically advised it will take at least three months in uncontested cases and much longer when there is a dispute.

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