Nicaraguan police said on Monday (April 22) they had arrested a U.S. man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list suspected of child pornography offences, and handed him over to U.S. officials for extradition.

The suspect, former Washington schoolteacher Eric Justin Toth, was arrested on Saturday in Esteli, a city some 150 km (90 miles) north of Managua, said police chief Aminta Granera.

Toth was added to the Most Wanted list last year following the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Toth, a former school teacher, is alleged to have had a school camera in his possession in June 2008 that had pornographic images on it, the FBI said on its website. He is also alleged to have produced child pornography in Maryland, authorities reported.

Granera said Toth had been caught with a fake U.S. passport, a fake driving license, and fake bank and credit cards after re-entering the Central American country.

The 31-year-old Toth taught at the National Cathedral's exclusive Beauvoir school in Washington, D.C. and had also worked as a camp counsellor. He had been on the run since the District of Columbia and Maryland issued arrest warrants in 2008.

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