May 11, 2021 -Springfield- Daniel Cintron, 31, of Monson, and former Springfield Police Officer, was recently found guilty in a jury-waived trial in Hampden Superior Court on charges of: indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 (two counts), intimidation of a witness (two counts).
Following the court’s verdict, he was sentenced to two to three years in state prison.
His conviction was the second trial on these charges after a jury in September of 2019 deadlocked on a number of charges before them. The Hampden District Attorney’s Office opted to retry the case but had to wait until recently due to the pandemic’s impact on the court system.
The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Unit, the Springfield Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, and the Chicopee Police Department.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I hope this verdict brings justice to all of the victims and families involved in this case. The bravery of the victims should be commended in coming forward, as the fear and angst created by someone who abused his position of power, is not easily overcome. My office will continue to fight for victimized children and all victims of abuse. I also thank Assistant District Attorney Liz Vasiliades for her great work.”
Cintron is also accused of charges stemming from an altercation at the Eastfield Mall in August of 2017, which awaits trial. He faces seven criminal counts: unarmed robbery, assault and battery (two counts), and Intimidation of a witness (four counts).
Assistant District Attorney Liz Vasiliades represented the Commonwealth in this case.