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In brief: Child porn suspect held in Nicaragua

Tue., April 23, 2013

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Police in Nicaragua have detained a former U.S. schoolteacher who was on the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives list as a suspect in a child pornography investigation, authorities confirmed Monday.

Eric Justin Toth was detained Saturday in Esteli, a city near Nicaragua’s border with Honduras, and will be immediately deported to the United States, said National Police Chief Aminta Granera.

She said Toth entered Nicaragua with a false passport and also had a fake driver’s license and credit cards.

Toth taught third grade at Beauvoir, a private elementary school on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. He was escorted off campus in June 2008 after another teacher reported finding sexually explicit photographs on a school camera in Toth’s possession. He had not been seen since he lost his job.

In a statement, the school commended the work of U.S. authorities.

Toth was added to the FBI’s most-wanted list in April 2012 for allegedly possessing and producing child pornography.

Police seek suspect in shooting at rally

DENVER – Denver police on Monday interviewed a man wanted in connection with a shooting at a weekend marijuana rally that wounded two people, but authorities did not arrest the person.

The man was shown on a video posted on YouTube and was believed to have been an accomplice to the primary shooter at the Saturday event, said police spokesman Sonny Jackson.

Jackson said Monday afternoon that the man came in voluntarily and spoke to detectives. Jackson declined to elaborate further or say whether the possible accomplice was a suspect.


 

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