Police Arrest Suspect In 2007 Charlestown Sexual Assaults

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A former North End attorney has been arrested in connection with a string of rapes and kidnappings in Charlestown fifteen years ago.

The FBI said 35-year-old Matthew J. Nilo was arrested in Weehawken, New Jersey on Tuesday. Nilo is accused of four assaults along Terminal Street between August 2007 and December 2008.

The man is formally charged with three counts of Aggravated Rape, two counts of Kidnapping, and counts of Assault with Intent to Rape and Indecent Assault and Battery.

Nilo's LinkedIn page shows that he found work as as attorney in New Jersey, most recently for the cyber security company Cowbell. He appears in the 2006 Boston Latin yearbook. The FBI said it used genetic genealogy to find the suspect. The technique uses DNA from crime scenes and traditional genealogical tools to point the finger at possible suspects.

The arraignment schedule for Nilo is not clear yet. He would have to be extradited or moved from New Jersey to face charges in Massachusetts.

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