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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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46.

blanca    

what the heck is wrong with this guy??? that is just horrible.

1031 days ago
47.

Amy    

He should get the Death Penalty!!!!!

So should the 2 pervs he emailed it to.

1031 days ago
48.

whateverhomewrecker    

This guy has devious eyes he looks like a monster. Imagine what the 4 year old little girl thought while she was being handcuffed by this evil person. I hope she is safe. Wow he worked for Sesame Street and a school, very disturbing. He needs dealt with in a BIG way all these pedifiles who steal the innocents and abuse children do!

1031 days ago
49.

nowhere man    

now im not saying this guy is ok BUT 50 years ago "This guy is beyond sick. He needs to get sent away for a long time.", "What a filthy piece of perverted trash. ", "WHAT'S UP WITH THESE SICKOS?! GET RID OF THEM!", etc were all comments that were hurled at gay people. just something to think about

1031 days ago
50.

Truth    

CHECK THE PEDO'S DNA MAPPING. IMMA SURE JERRY SANDISKY'S NAME COMES UP IN THE DNA SEQUENCING. TRUTH!!

1031 days ago
51.

SistahSoul    

sick mofo needs to be buried ALIVE!

1031 days ago
52.

Fidel Sarcastro    

Well at least now PedoBear can become a show regular.

1031 days ago
53.

bring back recent posts    

..why does a child predator with such overwhelming evidence and confession get house arrest where he can feen on puter and continue with his fantasies ???????????..this is disgraceful..let the law lock him up till his day in court..sooooooo wrong

1031 days ago
54.

Emilio    

sick sick sick!

1031 days ago
55.

Lisa    

What is so absolutely devastating about this story is that the Sesame Street brand was mentioned. Now it will forever be tainted.

1031 days ago
56.

Anneliese    

@nowhereman- I don't care if 50 years ago people called homosexuals sick. It is not the same as pedophilia, because sex whether it is straight, gay or bisexual sex is between consenting ADULTS (except for rape cases). Children CANNOT GIVE CONSENT. It is wrong, it is a crime, and it cannot ever be justified! Anybody that treats a child as a sexual being is sick and should be wiped off the face of the earth.

1031 days ago
57.

Sincerity    

The "REAL" question is how in the "HELL" did this "PREDATOR" get a hold of such a very young child to begin with??? I would hate to imagine that her "PARENTS" or legal guardians left her "UNATTENDED" in the care of a total stranger. There's so much "ILLEGAL" human trafficking going on these days. I would hate to believe that she was "ABDUCTED and SOLD" to this "perverted" CREEP like a "PET". I pray someone is "SERIOUSLY" taking care of this poor child's "psychological" needs. Many child molesters were also "MOLESTED" as children!!!

1031 days ago
58.

petunias816    

bring back lobotomy's and castration and all this perverseness will be done away with.

1031 days ago
59.

Amy    

Anyone notice how much this guy actually resembles Telly Monster from that show? I have a small child so I watch it all the time, but now I won't be able to look at that monster without seeing this guy....

1031 days ago
60.

Evelyn     

DISGUSTING PIG!!!!!!!

1031 days ago
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