Insurance company suspends employee pending further investigation
By Gia Snape
Boston authorities have charged Cowbell cyber insurance attorney Matthew Nilo with multiple counts of rape and kidnapping in connection with four sexual assaults between 2007 and 2008.
The 35-year-old was arrested by a dozen FBI and Boston police officers at his home in Weehawken, New Jersey, according to an affidavit filed in New Jersey court.
Nilo is charged with sexually assaulting four women in Charlestown, Boston on August 18, 2007, November 22, 2007, August 5, 2008 and December 23, 2008. THE boston globe reported.
Police said Nilo, who lived in Boston’s North End, was identified as a suspect last month through a genetic genealogy investigation, which combines DNA technology with searches of historical records to generate new suspects in cold cases.
The charges include 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 a statement to The Globe, a Cowbell spokesperson confirmed his employment, saying he was hired in January 2023 “after passing our background check.”
The company said Nilo’s employment has been suspended pending further investigation.
Insurance Business has contacted Cowbell for further comment and will update this story if it receives a response.
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