Fugitive from Washington, D.C. Area Named to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List
|Washington, D.C. April 10, 2012|
4/23/13 Update: Eric Justin Toth was arrested in Nicaragua. Details
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today the addition of Eric Justin Toth, aka David Bussone, to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Toth, a former private school teacher and camp counselor, is being sought for his alleged production and possession of child pornography. The investigation into Toth began in June 2008 after pornographic images were found on a school camera that had been in his possession.
Toth is 6’3” and weighs approximately 155 pounds with brown hair, green eyes, and a medium complexion. He also has a mole under his left eye. Toth was born on February 13, 1982.
Toth has often been described as a computer expert and has demonstrated an above-average knowledge regarding computers, the use of the Internet, and security awareness. He has the ability to integrate into various socio-economic classes and is an expert at social engineering. Toth possesses an educational background conducive to gaining employment in fields having a connection to children. He attended Cornell University for a year and then transferred to Purdue University, where he graduated with a degree in education. He may advertise online as a tutor or male nanny.
Despite being featured on multiple local news reports as well as the America’s Most Wanted television program and the FBI website, Toth has eluded capture. Since June 2008, Toth is believed to have traveled to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. It is also believed that he lived in Arizona as recently as 2009.
Eric Toth is the 495th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, which was established in March 1950. Since then, 465 fugitives have been apprehended or located, 153 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Toth.