WATCH: Suspended Springfield Cop Charged With Child Rape, Ruled Too Dangerous For Bail

SPRINGFIELD — A suspended Springfield police officer arrested last week on child rape charges has been ruled too dangerous to be released on bail.

Judge Michele Ouimet-Rooke ordered defendant Daniel J. Cintron held without right to bail after a detention hearing Wednesday in Springfield District Court.

The hearing came five days after Cintron, 28, of Monson, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child and witness intimidation. At a prosecutor’s request, Judge John Payne ordered the three-year police veteran held without right to bail until the detention hearing.

Cintron is awaiting trial in Hampden Superior Court on unrelated charges of assault and battery and unarmed robbery filed after a dispute in August outside the Eastfield Mall.

He was suspended without pay following his arrest in that case, and released without bail after denying the charges in Springfield District Court.

Daniel J. Cintron, 28, was arraigned on 18 criminal counts in Springfield District Court Friday and held without the right to bail

On May 17, Cintron was arrested at his home in Monson after a warrant was issued on the new charges. The mother of the victims went to Springfield police after learning of the alleged assaults, according to court documents.

The girls are under 10 years old and the accusations date to 2015, court records show. “(One victim) who is 9 years old disclosed that when she was 6 Daniel Cintron began to touch her in an inappropriate manner,” a police report dated May 17 states.

Daniel Cintron’s defense lawyer said police failed to interview his client and as many as six witnesses to the confrontation.

At the request of defense lawyer Joe A. Smith III, Cintron was ordered held at the Hampshire County House of Correction.

He is due back in court on June 22 for a pretrial hearing in the new case.