”Swiss Cheese Pervert” Suspect Facing More Charges

A man accused of exposing himself to women as he propositioned them with Swiss cheese in the Philadelphia area is facing additional charges.

Police say that they're adding another set of charges for indecent exposure and harassment against 42-year-old Christopher Pagano in light of a woman's claim that Pagano approached her and a friend and asked them if they would like to get paid to watch him put Swiss cheese on his genitals. 

The alleged incident took place last October while the women were driving home from a Halloween party. 

Pagano was arrested at his Norristown home last January, following a joint investigation between Norristown and Philadelphia police into a string of incidents involving a man one local community watch group dubbed the "Swiss Cheese Pervert."

The investigation began after a woman named Priscilla, who asked that her last name not be used, presented police with a video of a man they say is Pagano. The woman said she was sitting at a light along busy Henry Avenue in East Falls when Pagano propositioned her.

She can be heard on the video asking the man "Why do you have Swiss cheese in your car?" She also snapped a picture of the alleged suspect holding up a piece of Swiss.

At the next light, the suspect had his pants down, said the victim.

Priscilla is one of several women who came forward with stories of their encounters with the man.

Investigators say the suspect also exposed himself to others while offering them money to watch him put Swiss cheese on his genitals in several Philadelphia neighborhoods, as well as Montgomery County. 

Pagano was released following his first arrest in January after posting bail. He turned himself in over the weekend to be processed on the newest chages, and remains free. He is due in court on April Fool's Day.

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