FBI’s Most Wanted List: Former Teacher Eric Toth Replaces Bin Laden

Congratulations Eric James Toth, you’ve just made the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

Toth, a former teacher and camp counselor who is wanted on child pornography charges, replaced Osama Bin Laden on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jacqueline Maguire, said:

“There is no comparison to be made between Toth and bin Laden… Although Eric Toth has not murdered anyone and he is not an international terrorist, that does not mean he isn’t dangerous. We are very concerned that he may be in contact with other children, so we are asking for the public’s assistance to help us capture him.”

CNN reports that Toth, also known as David Bussone, was a third grade teacher in Washington D.C. In 2008, pornographic images were found on a school camera. Toth disappeared during the initial investigation. Toth was later indicted for possession of child pornography and the production of child pornography. According to the FBI, Toth had cameras installed in the bathroom adjacent to his classroom.

The FBI says that Toth has visited Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota since he disappeared form the Washington area in 2008. He was last seen in Phoenix in 2009.

The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to Toth’s arrest.

Toth, 30, is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds.

The FBI’s Most Wanted List will soon add another member in place of James Whitey Bulger. Bulger was arrested in June but the FBI has not announced who will fill his spot on the list. The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list was created in 1950. According to CNN, Toth is the 485th person who has made the list. According to the FBI 465 of those fugitives were found. More than 150 of those were found with the help of the public.

Mike Kortan, assistant director of our Office of Public Affairs, said:

“We have always counted on the public’s support to help capture fugitives and solve cases. The addition of Eric Toth to the Top Ten list illustrates how important it is to get this individual off the streets and into custody.”