Investigators with the North Charleston Police Department were led to Rivas' home with the assistance of the FBI following an arrest in New Jersey. In that case, the source of child pornography in that person's possession was believed to be Fernando Rivas.
Fernando Rivas is known worldwide for his contribution to Disney's Handy Manny. He also composed promotional spots for Nickelodeon. In 1995 and 1996, he received two Emmys for work with Sesame Street.