This undated handout image provided by the FBI shows the wanted poster for Eric Toth, a man accused of producing child pornography while teaching at a private elementary school in the Washington, has been added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list. (AP Photo/FBI)
The FBI says it has received hundreds of tips on a former D.C. elementary school teacher accused of producing child pornography since adding him to its list of "10 Most Wanted Fugitives."
The FBI last month added Eric Justin Toth to the list. Toth taught third grade at Beauvoir Elementary School on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral.
He lost his job in June 2008 after another teacher found sexually explicit photographs on a school camera in Toth's possession.
Ronald Hosko is special agent in charge of the criminal division at the FBI's Washington field office. He told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the FBI pursues every lead it can and even devoted significant resources to a search in South America before determining the person in question was not Toth.
He has not been seen since the day he lost his job and has been on the run ever since the investigation began, according to police.
Since 2008, police believe Toth has traveled to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Authorities believe he lived in Arizona as recently as 2009.
Toth has been described as a computer “expert” and is believed to have an above-average understanding of the internet, internet security, and social engineering.
Eric Toth is described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds. He has brown hair, green eyes and a medium complexion. Toth has a distinguishing mole under his left eye.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for any information leading directly to the arrest of Toth.