Fugitive Ex-Beauvoir Teacher Indicted on Child Porn Charge
Teacher accused of taking inappropriate pictures of boy
Police are searching for Eric Toth.
GREENBELT, Md. -- A federal grand jury indicted a former Beauvoir Elementary School
teacher Monday on a charge of production of child pornography.
In early June, Toth, who taught third-graders at Beauvoir Elementary School, was kicked off the campus at the National Cathedral in northwest Washington. On June 12, the school notified parents in a letter that a teacher was found in possession of a school-owned camera with inappropriate pictures of a boy. Sources told News4 that pictures of at least three other boys being touched in inappropriate ways were on a thumb drive.
In August, Toth's car was found in a parking garage at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
. A note in the car indicated that Toth was contemplating suicide and that his body would be found in a nearby lake, sources said. Investigators believe that may be a ruse, police said.
Toth had worked at Beauvoir for three years. Before the end of the 2007-08 school year, he resigned and told school officials he wouldn't be returning this school year.
It was common for Toth, formerly of Arlington
, Va., to tutor and baby sit Beauvoir students, sources said. At least one of the boys photographed is believed to be a Beauvoir student, sources said.
If convicted, Toth faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison.