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'Sesame Street' Composer

Accused of Cuffing 4-Year-Old,

Taking Sex Pics

11/22/2011 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Fernando Rivas mugshot
A Grammy-winning composer who worked on “Sesame Street” has been charged with making and distributing child pornography -- after allegedly handcuffing a 4-year-old girl, naked, and taking pictures.

59-year-old Fernando Rivas appeared in a South Carolina federal court yesterday -- where he pled "not guilty," according to the Charleston Post & Courier.

Rivas was arrested back in April -- after FBI agents raided the composer's home and, according to court docs, the feds claim they discovered a collection of photographs ... depicting a 4-year-old girl naked and “restrained in handcuffs and other bondage-type devices."

According to the report, cops say Rivas -- who also taught music at a local Charleston school -- admitted to officers that he took the pictures of the little girl and emailed them to two other sickos.

Rivas remains on house arrest after posting $300,000 bail.

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Heidi    

If I had a super power, it would be the ability to inflict instant pain or death upon child abusers and sex offenders before they strike. This is sick.

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Lily    

This is just filthy

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E    

Grrrr, I hope this guy rots in hell for this.

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ginger    

******* monster! There should be NO BAIL. Disgusting.

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Nathan    

This guy is beyond sick. He needs to get sent away for a long time.

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wow...    

this guy would be safer in jail. I predict some bad stuff happens to his home and everything inside it in the very near future.

Personally, if I ever am aware that I'm in the presence of a child molester I'd without doubt be arrested and they would be in the hospital or morgue.

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Tellthetruth59    

What a filthy piece of perverted trash.

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lili    

WHAT'S UP WITH THESE SICKOS?! GET RID OF THEM!

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buzz kill    

There needs to be a special place were we can send these people forever. Oh wait there is, send them straight to hell!

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patty    

omg! what is going on, i hope they have fun with him in prison!

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melissa b    

Wow. Sickening and sad.

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Freddy    

Normally we see rampant celebrity divorces on TMZ, now we get a run on child molesters. The world has officially gone to sh*t.

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Elle0375    

Has the little girl been accounted for? This is absolutely disgusting, with all the wh*res (including the free ones) out there can't he find one to have sex with him?

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emma    

So many disgusting, awful people all over the world...

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janet    

Does this to a little 4yr girl naked and cuffed, posts 300k bail and gets house arrest.

Wouldn't want to be in that house. Jail would have been safer.

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