FBI most-wanted fugitive Eric Justin Toth caught in Nicaragua
Former teacher and FBI Most Wanted fugitive Eric Justin Toth has been captured in Nicaragua. He was wanted on charges of producing child pornography.
National Police chief Aminta Granera said Toth entered Nicaragua with a fake passport, fake driver's license and credit cards. He first entered Nicaragua on Oct. 24, 2012, and left on Jan. 27. He returned on Feb. 12 and that's when Nicaraguan police began keeping a close watch, Granera said.
Toth was living in Nicaragua under an assumed name.
Toth has been on the run since 2008 when he was kicked out of the tony Beauvoir Elementary School on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. School officials discovered sexually explicit pictures of a young boy at the school on a camera Toth had allegedly used.
Published reports indicate the former Washington, D.C.-area resident traveled to Indiana, where his parents live, as well as Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Investigators found Toth's car at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in August 2008 with a note suggesting he'd committed suicide at a nearby lake, but a body was never found.
A nervous-looking Toth was briefly presented to reporters in Nicaragua but didn't make a statement or answer any questions before he was handed over to the FBI.
Toth was added to the FBI's most-wanted list in April 2012 for severe child pornography allegations.