Fugitive Ex-Beauvoir Teacher Indicted on Child Porn Charge

Teacher accused of taking inappropriate pictures of boy

Monday, Dec 1, 2008  |  Updated 8:33 PM EDT
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Fugitive Ex-Beauvoir Teacher Indicted on Child Porn Charge

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Police are searching for Eric Toth.

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GREENBELT, Md. -- A federal grand jury indicted a former Beauvoir Elementary School teacher Monday on a charge of production of child pornography.

 
Eric Justin Toth, 26, remains a fugitive. He was featured on "America's Most Wanted."
 
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.

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