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GEORGETOWN, Delaware —Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to 48 weekends in jail after pleading guilty earlier this summer to a child sex abuse charge.
In a Delaware courtroom, Shattuck tearfully expressed remorse and apologized to the 15-year-old victim and his family.
"Molly began accepting responsibility gradually within a couple of months," Shattuck's lawyer Eugene Maurer said. "Once she accepted responsibility for this she has done everything she could to understand why this happened and also accept her misdeeds. She's remorseful. She's very concerned about the family of the victim and she's hopeful that might someday forgive her for what she did."
Shattuck released a statement through her attorneys, saying, ""It is categorically untrue that my ex-husband or anyone else to blame. No one else is to blame. I take full and full responsibility for my actions."
The victim's parents asked the judge for incarceration, saying the impact on their son has been "devastating" and called Shattuck a rapist.
Shattuck will serve her sentence over two years. She cried throughout the sentencing hearing with her family in the courtroom. Before the hearing, Shattuck could be seen praying.
Shattuck, 47, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape in June, admitting that she performed a sex act on a 15-year-old boy at a beach house in Delaware last Labor Day.
Shattuck's full sentence was the maximum of 15 years; however, the judge suspended that sentence to all but 48 weekends in jail. She will also have to register as a sex offender.
Prosecutors had asked for 22 months of jail for Shattuck while defense attorney sough no jail time in the case.
|In this June 2, 2009 photo, Australian veteran actress Maggie Kirkpatrick speaks|
at a media call in Sydney, Australia. (Tracey Nearmy / AAP Image via AP)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Actress Maggie Kirkpatrick, who played a sadistic prison warden nicknamed "The Freak" in an Australian television show, has avoided jail when she was sentenced for molesting a 14-year-old who was devoted fan of the series more than 30 years ago.
The series was known as "Prisoner" in Australia and "Prisoner: Cell Block H" or "Caged Women" overseas. It ran from 1979 to 1986.
Magistrate Peter Mealy sentenced the 74-year-old grandmother of two on Friday to perform 100 hours of community service and to undergo treatment programs for sex offenders.
Kirkpatrick was convicted in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday on two counts of indecently assaulting the girl in Kirkpatrick's Melbourne home in the 1984 and one count of gross indecency.