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  • 11 March 2014, 23:10

Child Abuse Image Teacher In Google Glass Offer

A former school teacher jailed 25 years for making child abuse videos has offered to wear Google Glass after his release from prison so law enforcement can track his whereabouts.

Eric Justin Toth, who spent a year on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, will spend a lifetime on supervised release after completing his prison sentence handed down on Tuesday.

While discussing the special conditions attached to his release, Toth mentioned "Google goggles", saying he told his lawyer he could wear glasses that allow officials to ensure he is staying away from children.

The former private school teacher joined the FBI's Most Wanted list in 2012, filling a vacancy created by Osama bin Laden's death.

Toth acknowledged using a camera disguised as an air freshener to capture video of children using a bathroom at the school where he taught in Washington.

Speaking to a federal judge before sentencing, Toth apologised to his victims saying: "I know I've hurt people, a lot of people."

He said he recognised his actions have led people to distrust others.

"I've really contributed to making the world a kind of place I don't want to live in," said Toth, who promised to spend his time in prison "trying to do penance in whatever humble ways I can".

Toth fled Washington in 2008 after images of child abuse were found on a camera he had used while a teacher at Beauvoir, a private elementary school.

His car was later found parked at a Minnesota airport with an apparent suicide note.

Toth, meanwhile, used an assumed name and worked in Arizona and later in Texas. Authorities caught him in Nicaragua in April 2013.

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