How the hell does a guy like this get a job on ‘Sesame Street’ of all places?!?!
An Emmy and Grammy-award winning composer who wrote music for “Sesame Street” was arraigned on charges of coercing a child “to engage in sexually explicit conduct” in South Carolina on Monday, court documents showed.
Fernando Rivas, 59, a Cuban-born musician educated at New York’s Julliard School, was arrested on April 19 after an investigation led police to his Charleston home. Police discovered photographs of a 4-year-old girl naked and “restrained in handcuffs and other bondage-type devices,” according to Charleston’s Post and Courier.
Rivas admitted to handcuffing the child, taking the photos and emailing them to two other individuals, the newspaper said, citing police documents.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges, which also included production and distribution of child pornography and is currently under house arrest, according to the Post and Courier.
Rivas wrote the music for the Disney program “Handy Manny” and won a Grammy award for Best Children’s Album in 1998 for work on “Elmopalooza.”
This is about as disturbing as it comes. A fawking FOUR YEAR-OLD?!?! SMFH