BU’s Nicastro has rape charges dropped, says he’s ‘happy it’s done’

Prosecutors have dropped rape charges against former Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro, saying during a brief hearing Friday in Brighton District Court that, without giving reasons, they are no longer pursuing the case.

NiCastro was arrested Feb. 19 and called the months since the arrest a “hard road,” according to the Boston Herald.

“I’m just happy it’s done,” Nicastro told the paper. “My friends and family have been with me the whole time.”

“I asked everybody to keep an open mind and let the experts do a thorough investigation,” Nicastro’s attorney Hugh Curran said in a brief interview outside the courthouse. “And that’s what they did. They spent four months, interviewed witnesses, examined all the evidence and declined to prosecute, which speaks volumes.”

NiCastro had been originally charged with sexually assaulting a fellow BU student. He was arrested at his Buick Street dorm and pleaded not guilty at an earlier arraignment. The school said at the time of his first court appearance that he was no longer enrolled at the university following his arrest.


  1. Hence the reason all the posters in the previous thread that rushed to judgment should wait until a court of law had spoken.

    • Doesn’t mean that he didn’t do it. Could be that the survivor didn’t want to testify in front of her perpetrator. Or go through the stress of a trial. Rape charges rarely lead to rape convictions, and its not because there wasn’t actually any rape, but because of the process that a survivor has to go through to try and get justice.

      • …or maybe he really didn’t do it. I’m not the one to judge…with such a serious accusation, people trend towards thinking the worst…it’s hard to keep an open mind and accept the results of the findings sometime. Just a thought.

        • There were no findings published…it was probably dropped because the accuser didn’t want to pursue it. the justice system is incredibly flawed when it comes to prosecuting rape.

      • Never said whether he did it or not. That is not for me to decide in any case. The point is that plenty of posters were making outlandish claims and attributing blame with no facts at all, playing judge, jury and executioner as if they knew more than the rest of us.

        Terrible things were alleged but no case could be made. Sad, but true. Many, in a rush for punishment, did not try to find justice. An old story.

        • You don’t know that no case could be made. in most cases, the accuser is harassed, threatened and has their name dragged through the mud. Defense lawyers will dig up any little thing the accuser has done to try and disqualify them as credible. Most rape cases don’t even make it to trial because of this, not because of an actual lack of evidence, but because survivors can’t emotionally handle what would be done to them. I’ve had close ties to a rape crisis center in my area for about 4 years now, and in the vast majority of cases this scenario plays out over and over again.


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