Former Miami Country Day School employee pleads guilty to child porn charge

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A Friday morning e-mail to Miami Country Day School notified parents that a former summer camp and after school care employee had pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge.

Federal court documents say Miami Gardens resident Jonathan Rivas, looking at three counts of child pornography distribution and two counts of child pornography possession, pleaded guilty on May 2 to one of the distribution counts. When Rivas receives his sentence July 12, it’ll carry anywhere from five to 20 years in prison followed by five years to life supervised release.

According to the e-mail from Country Day Head of School Dr. John Davies, Rivas worked at the private school in Miami Shores from March 20, 2013 to September 7, 2016. Along with the after school care program and some school clubs, Rivas was employed in the school’s summer day camps in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He did babysitting for some school families.

School policy forbids employees babysitting or tutoring Country Day students, who range from pre-K through high school, outside the school’s supervision.

In the February criminal complaint, Homeland Security says a March 2016 search of Rivas’ phone discovered that it had been used to send and receive 300 child pornography files on the instant messaging app Kik. Rivas’ factual statement admits law enforcement found over 1,000 files of child pornography videos and photos on his laptop and an external hard drive.

The files, the statement said, “depicted girls and boys appearing as young as 3 years old engaging in oral sex, vaginal sex, and anal sex. The files included child pornography involving sadism.”

Davies’ e-mail said the school hadn’t been told if any the videos or photos included Country Day children. Rivas claims he downloaded the files from various groups on Kik — he was a member of 200 used to trade child pornography —through his account “Tastyshorts009.”

Kik’s records show Rivas, while working at Country Day, regularly used the school’s internet to get into “Tastyshorts009.”

The child pornography distribution for which Rivas will be sentenced occurred in February 2016, when Rivas posted three photos to Kik groups.

One showed, the factual statement said, “a nude prepubescent female minor and an adult female spreading the skin around the minor’s pubic area.” Another showed “a nude prepubescent female minor and a nude male minor. The male minor’s penis is touching the vagina of the female.” The third showed “a prepubescent female minor, nude from the waist down, holding the erect penis of an adult male.”

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