Boston defense attorney accused of rape, break-in, wanted by police

Boston defense attorney accused of rape, break-in, wanted by police

BOSTON — Police are searching for a Boston defense attorney wanted on rape charges, officials said Wednesday.

Gary Zerola, 49, of Boston and Salem, is wanted on a Boston Municipal Court warrant for charges of rape and breaking and entering at night, Boston police said in a statement. No other details on the incident were released.

Zerola, a former assistant district attorney in Suffolk and Essex counties, has been accused of rape at least four other times. He was acquitted in two cases in 2008 and is awaiting trial on two other rape charges from 2016.

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Police said Zerola may be driving a white Jeep Cherokee with the Massachusetts registration 571SY3. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Boston police CrimeStoppers tip line at 800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Boston defense attorney accused of rape, break-in, wanted by police

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