How a tip to the FBI from a tourist on vacation in Nicaragua

A tourist on vacation in Nicaragua provided a tip to the FBI that ultimately lead to the arrest of alleged pedophile Eric Justin Toth.

The former D.C. teacher, who was on the FBI’s 10 Most-Wanted list for allegedly producing child pornography, was spotted by someone vacationing in the Central American nation.

That individual alerted officials upon their return to the U.S, a law enforcement source told the MailOnline on Tuesday. Toth, 31, was arrested this week.

Captured: US citizen Eric Justin Toth, center, is presented to journalists by Nicaraguan authorities during a press conference in Managua, Nicaragua on Monday

Success: FBI agents congratulate each other after a news conference in Washington, on Tuesday, announcing the apprehension of Eric Justin Toth

Investigators did not detail the events that lead to his arrest, as the investigation is still pending, but at a press conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday, FBI agents said the capture came from a tip.

Authorities found Eric Justin Toth living under an assumed name. He was immediately deported to the United States and is expected to appear in federal court on Tuesday afternoon in Washington.

Nicaraguan police say Toth entered the country with a false passport and also had a fake driver's license and credit cards.

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Toth taught third grade at Beauvoir, a private elementary school on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral.

He was escorted off campus in 2008 after another teacher reported finding sexually explicit photographs on a school camera in Toth's possession.

He took the place vacated by Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s 10 Most-Wanted list after being accused of producing child pornography.

While it is unclear how many children Toth abused or possibly molested because his indictment is under seal at a federal court, it is known that Toth has been on the run since December 2008.

Pornography: He is accused of having and producing child pornography

Detained: Eric Justin Toth, pictured center, was detained was detained near the Honduran border police said

Nicaragua's National Police force said Toth was detained near the Honduran border, the New York Daily News reported.

On June 12, 2008, Beauvoir sent a letter to parents informing them a teacher was found to possess a a school-owned camera containing inappropriate images.

NBC Washington reported that at least three other boys were discovered captured on a thumb drive, being touched inappropriately. At least one is to have been a Beauvoir student.

Toth was terminated and removed from campus.

Toth has been moving through Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota and uses the alias of David Bussone to work as a tutor or even as a male nanny.

He was last seen in a homeless shelter in Phoenix three years ago.

Toth was described as skilled with computers and security conscious.

Teacher: The teacher was accused of possessing and producing child pornography

Arrested: Accused child pornographer Eric Toth, pictured left and right, was found and detained in Nicaragua

Placing him so prominently on their most wanted list the FBI indicated it believed Toth capable of reassuring behavior designed to win the trust of people potentially placing him in contact with children.

The FBI had a $100,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

He was placed atop the FBI most-wanted list almost one year to the day that terrorist master-mind and previous member Osama bin Laden was apprehended and killed by U.S Navy SEALS in May of 2011 in Pakistan.

Toth faces in excess of 15 years in prison and possibly up to 30 years.