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FBI Top Ten Fugitive Eric Toth in Custody

Eric Justin Toth, wanted for alleged possession and production of child pornography, was arrested in Nicaragua recently and is now in U.S. custody—a little more than a year after being placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List.

Apr 23, 2013 10:00 AM

FBI Top Ten Fugitive Eric Toth in Custody

UPDATE 4/24/13: Eric Justin Toth was taken into custody in Nicaragua on April 20, 2013. The picture below shows his current appearance as compared to the photos on his wanted poster. Because Toth was a fugitive for almost five years, the FBI is concerned about additional children he could have potentially victimized. The FBI asks anyone who may have information about Eric Toth to contact the FBI’s Washington Field Office at 202-278-2000.


Toth Poster with Captured Banners

Eric Justin Toth, wanted for alleged possession and production of child pornography, was arrested in Nicaragua recently and is now in U.S. custody—a little more than a year after being placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List.

The former Washington, D.C., private school teacher had been on the run since 2008, after pornographic images were found on a school camera that had been in his possession. A tip led law enforcement to Nicaragua, where Toth was living under an alias.

Since the FBI’s Top Ten list was established in 1950, 469 fugitives have been apprehended or located.

Press release | Original story | Wanted poster