Lawyer Agrees Springfield Cop Charged With Child Rape Too ‘Dangerous’ For Release

SPRINGFIELD — The lawyer for suspended city police officer Daniel J. Cintron on Wednesday stipulated in court that his client can be found too dangerous to be released under any conditions.

Cintron, 28, of Monson, faces 31 criminal charges, including allegations of child rape involving three victims.

He denied charges Friday and a hearing on dangerousness was scheduled for Tuesday.

Usually a judge hears from both sides in a dangerousness hearing and decides if there are conditions under which a defendant can be released without concern about the safety of the public or those involved in a case.

Joe A. Smith III, Cintron’s lawyer, told Hampden Superior Court Judge Michael K. Callan that he would stipulate to the dangerous categorization for Cintron. There was no argument necessary from either side because Smith did not argue for bail.

Daniel Cintron, a suspended Springfield police officer, faces 31 charges in a Hampden Superior Court case with three alleged victims.

Cintron was suspended without pay in September after he was charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery following a dispute outside the Eastfield Mall involving one of his adult friends and three teens. That case is still pending in Hampden Superior Court.

Of the charges in the child rape and indecent assault cases, 28 are grouped in one case involving two children. The alleged victims are under 10 years old, according to court records. There are three charges grouped in a separate case, involving one child who is over 14 but under 16 years old.

The allegations say the crimes happened in Chicopee or Springfield. Most indictments say the acts happened between May 10, 2015, and May 18, 2018.