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7:05 am on Saturday December 8, 2012

Charleston composer, former instructor pleads guilty to child porn charges

Fernando Rivas.Private school instructor Fernando Rivas plead guilty Thursday to charges of making child porn and sending images with a computer. He could face as many as 50 years in prison.  The Associated Press offers a solid update; read it here...
12:18 am on Sunday July 15, 2012

In child porn charges, Charleston composer and former instructor requests trial by judge

Fernando Rivas. Update: Rivas has plead guilty. Known for his contributions to Playhouse Disney's Handy Manny, composition of Nickelodeon promotional spots, work with Sesame Street, and time as a part time jazz instructor at the Porter Gaud School, ...
7:16 am on Saturday November 26, 2011

Composer, former instructor accused of child porn (Update: Details, inflated resume)

Fernando Rivas. Update: Rivas has requested a bench-trial. First reporting: A 2009 article in the Charleston City Paper about Fernando Rivas read, "one of America's leading composers for children's television," and indeed he is noted for work...
4:03 am on Wednesday September 29, 2010

Lampooning Ken Burger's F&B column one last time (update: one more time)

Image by Flickr user Markus Rödder Update September 29: Look, I realize you're probably as tired of this one as I am, but another City Paper writer has penned a column, and this is probably the best I've see so far. So this topic is showing up in...