True Crime: More charges filed on suspected serial rapist in 2007- 2008 Boston attacks  


A New Jersey-based lawyer was identified as a suspected serial rapist of at least eight women in the Boston area between 2007 and 2008. And in May Mathew J. Nilo was arrested 16 years after the crimes. 

Authorities linked Nilo’s DNA to DNA found at the various crime scenes in Boston and Charlestown, where eight women were assaulted. Authorities claim Nilo lived in the city at that time.

In May the suspect was initially 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. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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At the time, Nilo was required to wear a GPS tracking monitor and was released on $500,000 bail.

On June 27 a Suffolk County, Massachusetts grand jury indicted him on seven additional charges. This includes 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.

On Thursday, July 13, the court ordered Nilo, to pay an additional $50,000 cash bail due to the increased charges.