Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Toth update: indicted

An update on the Eric Toth story: a federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted Toth on a child-pornography charge.
Eric Toth, 26, has been missing since last summer and is considered a fugitive despite a suicide note found in his car, according to federal authorities. If convicted of the single count of production of child pornography, Toth could face between 15 and 30 years in prison.

For three years, Toth taught at the 380-student Beauvoir School, on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. In June, another teacher found a sexually explicit image of at least one young boy on a camera in Toth's possession.


Department of Justice officials would not comment on whether the image found on Toth's camera was the subject of the indictment, which alleges that he persuaded or coerced a minor to "engage in sexually explicit conduct."

According to the indictment, the child pornography was produced in Maryland and elsewhere.

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