DNA in glass links man to 4 Boston sexual assaults

A New Jersey attorney accused of sexually assaulting four women in Boston about 15 years ago was granted $500,000 bail Monday during a hearing in which a prosecutor revealed that authorities helped link him to the attacks by obtaining DNA from a glass that had used.

Matthew Nile, of Weehawken, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty in a Boston court on various counts, including three for aggravated rape, two counts of kidnapping, one count of assault with intent to rape, and one count of indecent exposure and assault. The charges stem from four attacks that occurred in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood from August 2007 to December 2008, a period when authorities say Nilo lived in the city.

Nilo, 35, was arrested last week.

During Monday’s hearing, prosecutor Lynn Feigenbaum said that in some cases, the assailant stated that he had a weapon and threatened to kill the victim. In one case, she showed the victim a knife, she added.

The first two victims, who were 23 when they were attacked, had been in downtown Boston bars. A woman agreed to a ride from a man she thought she knew about and who offered to help look for her car, but instead he took her to Charlestown and raped her, Feigenbaum said.

The second woman got into what she thought was a taxi driven by a man, who also took her to Charlestown and raped her, she said.

A 36-year-old woman who was begging was also raped by a man who offered her money if she would get in the car with him, the prosecutor said.

The fourth victim, a 44-year-old woman, was attacked from behind when she went out for a morning run. She fought back, poking her attacker in the eye with her gloved hand before he fled, Feigenbaum said.

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