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Nicaragua Catches Man on US Most Wanted List

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Nicaragua's National Police agents escort U.S. citizen Eric Justin Toth to be presented to the press at a police station in Managua, Nicaragua, April 22, 2013.
Police in Nicaragua say they have detained a U.S. man on the FBI's most wanted list who is accused of producing child pornography.

Police say they arrested former school teacher Eric Toth in the northern city of Esteli, near Nicaragua's border with Honduras.

Toth taught elementary students at a private school in Washington DC when he was accused in 2008 of possessing and producing pornography. He disappeared shortly afterwards.

The FBI added Toth to its most wanted list in 2012, offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

The agency's most wanted list is usually reserved for those suspected of involvement in violent crimes or terrorism. However, the FBI said it put Toth on the list because his internet skills and his alleged ability to prey on children made him very dangerous.