Fernando Rivas is composer known for his work on children’s television programs such as Sesame Street and Handy Manny.
In 2011, Rivas was a charged with production, transportation and possession of child pornography, and of coercing a child to engage in “sexually explicit conduct.” He was accused of taking sexually explicit photos of a 4-year-old girl. In 2012 he pled guilty to child pornography changes and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
- 'Sesame Street,' Disney composer faces child porn charges (USATODAY.COM)
- Sesame Street composer gets 15 years for child pornography - Charleston City Paper (Charleston City Paper)