Accused pornographer replaces bin Laden as Most Wanted

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Almost a year after his death, the FBI has replaced Osama bin Laden on the Most Wanted List with an alleged child pornographer.

Eric J. Toth, a schoolteacher from Washington, is on the list for allegedly possessing child pornography. In 2008, pornographic images were found on a school camera that had been in Toth’s possession. The FBI also says he produced child pornography in Maryland.

But why did it take almost a year to replace bin Laden at No. 1?

“We don’t really rank one (fugitive) over the other,” Kevin Perkins, assistant director in the FBI criminal investigative division, said on CNN.

The New York Times said that a survey was sent to all the field offices shortly after bin Laden’s death to see who would replace him. The Times says one of the criteria the FBI used was that the fugitive could be “hiding in plain sight.”

The FBI’s website says Toth, also known as David Bussone, is able to blend into various socio-economic classes and has an above average knowledge regarding computers.

“He could be almost anywhere,” Perkins said.

Toth is believed to have lived in or visited Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and  Arizona.

Courtesy Of  WOIO.COM

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