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Eric Toth captured in Nicaragua

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Eric Toth, an ex-Beauvoir School teacher on the FBI’s Top 10 most wanted list for possessing and producing child porn, has been captured in Nicaragua, law enforcement sources tell ABC7's Brad Bell.

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Toth was taken into custody over the weekend.

On Tuesday, he appeared in court 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 reveal 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.

The FBI had offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the 31-year-old Toth. 

In 2008, the FBI says Toth was caught in a third grade classroom at Beauvoir with child pornography on his camera. Agents believe he was producing the pornography in Maryland. The FBI would only say there were multiple child victims in "multiple venues."

After the warrant was signed for his arrest in D.C. in 2008, the FBI says Toth quickly traveled to Hammond, Indiana to see his parents.

Days later, he showed up in Madison, Wisconsin using an alias to buy a cell phone and GPS. The next day, his car was found at the airport in Minneapolis—in it, police found a suicide note, but no body.

The following year, Toth was sighted at a homeless shelter in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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