Schoolteacher in Nigeria arrested for Florida sex abuse charges
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A man from Nigeria has been arrested after agents say he had child sexual abuse material.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement began an investigation in October 2022 on 52-year-old Eric Horton when he lived in Graceville.
On Aug. 3, officials say a search warrant was conducted at his Graceville residence, where they found digital evidence, and learned Horton had gone to Nigeria to reportedly teach physical education to school-aged children.
Horton was arrested in Nigeria on Aug. 11 on an FDLE warrant on 18 counts of possession of child sexual abuse material and one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child.
Extradition is pending.
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