New Jersey Attorney Arrested for Boston Sex Assaults After 13 Years on the Loose: FBI

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 06/01/2023
The alleged history of a 35-year-old New Jersey-based attorney came back to haunt him on Tuesday afternoon when he was detained in connection with a string of sex assaults that took place in Boston in 2007 and 2008, according to the FBI's Boston office. Former Boston resident Matthew J. Nilo is accused with three charges of aggravated rape, two counts of kidnapping, one act of assault with the intent to rape, and one count of indecent assault and abuse, according to Fox. 

According to investigators, Nilo may have been a college student at the time of the attacks and was between the ages of 19 and 20. The allegations concern assaults on four women that occurred between August 2007 and December 2008. The location of Nilo's arrest was his Weehawken, New Jersey residence.

According to the Boston Herald, Boston FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph Bonavolonta said, "We've shared this news with the four sexual assault survivors who have been waiting years to learn the identity of their alleged assailant." The arrest of Nilo, according to Bonavolonta, "cannot erase the harm he allegedly inflicted upon his survivors, but we believe we have removed a dangerous threat from our community." 


According to Nilo's suspension from his position as a claims lawyer at cyber insurance provider Cowbell, the Boston Globe.

Investigational genetic genealogy, according to Bonavolonta and Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox, helped solve the case. Nilo, who has resided in New York, Wisconsin, California, as well as New Jersey and Massachusetts, may have committed further sex assaults, according to investigators. According to officials, anyone with knowledge about potential attacks should get in touch with the FBI or the Boston Police Department.

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