The FBI added an alleged child pornographer to its list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives.
Eric Justin Toth was 26 and a third-grade teacher in a Washington, D.C. private school in 2008 when authorities accused him of possession of kiddie porn.
Another teacher at Beauvoir, an elite school, discovered graphic photos and videos of students on a school camera issued to Toth. The school put Toth on administrative leave and contacted police. But he immediately went on the run, an FBI spokesperson told The Huffington Post. He’s also wanted in Maryland where he’s accused of child porn production.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to Toth’s capture. He traveled across the country after warrants were issued for his arrest nearly four years ago.
First, Toth drove to Indianapolis where he visited his parents, according to the FBI. They were unaware that he was suspected of any crime.
The FBI traced his movements to the Twin Cities where in August 2008 his car was found parked at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Agents allegedly found additional pornographic images of children in the car. Evidence also suggests that he visited Wisconsin and Illinois.
A tipster claimed he saw Toth living in a Phoenix homeless shelter in 2009, but the fugitive took off again before law enforcement could catch him. That was the last reported sighting of Toth.
Toth is 6’3”, weighs about 155 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes. He’s worked as a camp counselor and tutor.
Toth is “well educated, charismatic and likable,” an FBI spokesperson told Huff Post. He’s a computer expert and may have advertised his services as a nanny or tutor. It’s possible he used his deceptive personality to trick parents and get close to children again, the spokesperson said.
Toth, who’s used the alias “David Bussone,” takes a spot on the notorious most wanted list that became empty after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan last May. The capture of alleged mobster James “Whitey” Bulger last June created another opening on the list that bureau officials said they would fill soon.