Springfield Man Accused of Abusing Children

A 50-year-old Springfield man has been arrested in connection with alleged sexual abuse of children.

A probable cause statement says that two victims reported on November 12, 2018 that Reynato Collantes (right) inappropriately touched them over a period of several years.  One victim told a Greene County Sheriff’s deputy Collantes raped her. 

Collantes refused to speak with deputies about the accusations.

Collantes is in the Greene County Jail on $250,000 bond and is being considered a flight risk due to dual citizenship in the U.S. and the Philippines.  

Collantes has pleaded not guilty and faces a possible life sentence if convicted.  He is being represented by Shane Cantin and Erica Mynarich of Carver, Cantin & Mynarich.