New details in case of lawyer charged in string of Boston rapes

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Nilo pleaded not guilty earlier this month to the first round of charges brought against him, but now he’s accused of additional attacks in Boston a decade and a half ago

The case against a New Jersey lawyer who was already facing charges in connection to a series of assaults and rapes in Boston has escalated, as Matthew Nilo faces new charges.

This time, Nilo has been indicted on charges in connection to a series of rapes and sexual assaults in the North End between January 2007 and July 2008, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney.

Nilo was raised in the North End and graduated from Boston Latin Academy. He was living in the historic neighborhood at the time of the alleged sexual assault spree about 15 years ago.

The 35-year-old lawyer, who has been living in Weehawken, New Jersey, was initially arrested about a month ago. He was charged with four sexual attacks in Charlestown, when he was between 19 and 20 years old.

He is now facing seven additional charges, and has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of rape, one count of aggravated rape, three counts of assault with intent to rape and two counts of indecent assault and battery.

“It was a particularly difficult case, because there would be a number of months that would occur between the incidents,” said Ed Davis, who was Boston’s police commissioner when the alleged crimes took place. “We had a lot of undercover investigators in the area at the time.”

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