Ex-state worker cleared of assault wants job back
A former maintenance director for the state wants his old job back after being found not guilty in two sexual assault cases.
Edward Nicosia, once a $90,000-a-year regional director at the Division of Capital Asset Management, was cleared of two indecent assault and battery charges in two separate trials held in Boston Municipal Court, records show.
“He has a great work history, but unfortunately he’s now without a job that he loved,” said attorney William J. Barabino. “I hope they give him back his old job — or something.”
Nicosia, his attorney added, is now a self-employed plumber.
Nicosia was accused of forcibly kissing and groping two female employees in the division’s One Ashburton Place offices, and both women said they later spoke with state officials as part of an internal investigation, according to records and prosecutors.
He was also mandated to undergo sensitivity training.
But his attorney said his acquittal should win him back his old post.
“The lengthy investigation proved to be to his benefit,” Barabino added. “The DA and state police did their jobs, but in the end it wasn’t what (they) said it was.”
Barabino added Gov. Charlie Baker wanted to see the outcome of the case before handing out judgment. The Medford attorney said his client could use Baker’s opinion now.