NJ lawyer Matthew Nilo arrested in connection to Boston rapes a decade ago

The NY Post reports

A New Jersey lawyer was arrested this week in connection with a series of decade-old rapes in Boston after forensic genealogy linked him to the crime spree.

Matthew J. Nilo, 35, was arrested at his home in Weehawken around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Boston Globe reported.

He has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape, two counts of kidnapping, one count of assault with intent to rape, and one count of indecent assault and battery in connection with the attacks on four women in the Terminal Street area between August 2007 and December 2008, the outlet said.

“This is without a doubt a major break in this investigation that has haunted the survivors of these sexual assaults, the residents of Charlestown, and the Boston Police Department for years,” FBI Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta said at a press conference Tuesday.

“We believe we have removed a dangerous threat from our community.”

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