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Man Accused Of Producing Child Porn In Md. Makes FBI’s Most Wanted List

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WASHINGTON (WJZ)—The FBI’s Most Wanted list is reserved for the world’s most dangerous criminals.

Andrea Fujii explains a former local teacher has become a top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive.

“He wouldn’t be going on this list if we didn’t think he was a significant danger to the public,” said Ronald Hosko, FBI agent in charge.

Hosko, a special agent in charge for the FBI, is talking about 30-year-old Eric Toth.

The former teacher at Beauvoir Elementary School in Northwest D.C. is wanted on child pornography charges.

Authorities say it was back in 2008 that a school camera containing child pornography was found in his possession.

He’s been on the run ever since.

“He fled ahead of the law enforcement response, later rented a car under an assumed name and abandoned the car at the Minneapolis airport with other indications, other information there that had child pornography,” Hosko said.

Toth, who also goes by the name of David Bussone, is also accused of producing child pornography in Maryland.

While on the run, investigators say he’s been in Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Most recently he was living in the area of Phoenix, Ariz.

When authorities came looking for him, he eluded capture again.

“This is someone who has shown unique adaptability. He’s able to have, to form trusting relationships with adults. He, we believe, does that at least in part to groom future victims, to get close to the victims,” Hosko said.

The FBI says Toth has been able to stay on the run because he constantly changes his appearance.

Investigators say he is an expert at social engineering, meaning he knows how to blend into various groups of different socio-economic backgrounds. That, the FBI says makes him even more dangerous.

“Our hope is Eric Toth reaches out to us and says ‘Here’s where I am, and I surrender.’ We welcome that. In the absence of that, we will hunt Eric Toth,” Hosko said.

Anyone with information on Toth is asked to call police. Tips leading to an arrest could be eligible for a $100,000 reward.

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