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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. school teacher who authorities say was arrested in Nicaragua on child pornography charges has been ordered to remain in jail without bond.

Eric Justin Toth, a native of Hammond, Ind., and 2000 graduate of Highland High School, appeared in court Tuesday in Washington, wearing a blue jail jumpsuit. A judge ordered that he be held without bond until a hearing to be held later. Prosecutors did not disclose any further details on the allegations against Toth during Tuesday’s court hearing.

The FBI says a tip led investigators to Toth in Nicaragua, where authorities say the former teacher had been living since October 2012. Police in that country say Toth entered the country with a false passport, and that he had a fake driver’s license and credit cards.

Toth, a Purdue graduate, had been listed as one of the FBI’s top 10 most-wanted fugitives.

The FBI says a tip led investigators to Nicaragua in the search for a former U.S. school teacher who was among the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives as a suspect in a child pornography investigation.

Authorities found Toth living under an assumed name. He was immediately deported to the United States.

Nicaraguan police say Toth entered the country 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 2008 after another teacher reported finding sexually explicit photographs on a school camera in Toth’s possession.



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