4 Boston Sexual Assaults, New Jersey Man DNA Linked

A New Jersey attorney accused of sexually assaulting four women in Boston nearly 15 years ago was ordered to post $500,000 bond at a hearing on Monday. Prosecutors said authorities linked him to the attack by extracting DNA from glasses he used. Matthew Nyro of Weehawken, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts in Boston court, including three counts of aggravated rape, two counts of kidnapping, one count of assault with intent to rape and one count of ‘molestation. The charges stem from four attacks in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood between August 2007 and December 2008, during which time authorities say Niro lived in the city.

Nilo, 35, was arrested last week. During Monday’s hearing, prosecutor Lynn Feigenbaum said that in some cases the attackers pretended to have guns and threatened to kill the victims. In one case, he allegedly showed the victim a knife. The first two victims, aged 23 at the time of the attack, were at a bar in downtown Boston. The woman agreed to be picked up by a man, believed to be an acquaintance, who offered to help her find her car. Instead, he drove her to Charlestown and raped her, Feigenbaum said.

A second woman was reportedly driven to Charlestown in what appeared to be a taxi or van driven by a male driver, where she was allegedly raped. A 36-year-old beggar was also raped by a man who would offer money if she got into his car, prosecutors said. The fourth victim, a 44-year-old woman, was attacked from behind during a morning run. She fought back, poked her attacker in the eye with her gloved hand and fled, Feigenbaum said.

Investigators took DNA from all four victims, including the glove from the fourth victim. Police re-examined the case last year and used forensic genetic genealogy, a combination of DNA analysis and genealogical studies and publicly available historical records, to narrow down potential suspects, officials said. . Declared. It made me realize that Niro is an interesting person. During an internal event earlier this year, the FBI seized tools and glasses used by the suspect, officials said. Prosecutors said they took DNA from his jar, which matched that of three rape victims and likely matched DNA from the glove.

If Niro is released on bail, he will have to put on a GPS tracking device, surrender his passport and approach the area where the attack took place. He is due to appear in court again next Monday. Niro worked for a New York-based cybersecurity company. He passed a background check and was hired in January, but was suspended pending further investigation after his arrest, the company said in a statement.


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