Trial Continued for “Swiss Cheese Pervert”

The trial for a man accused of exposing himself to women and propositioning them with Swiss cheese has been continued.

The trial for 42-year-old Christopher Pagano was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but was continued because the defendant changed attorneys. NBC10 spoke to Mark D. Hauser, a criminal defense attorney out of Philadelphia, who confirmed that he was recently hired to represent Pagano.

Pagano, dubbed the "Swiss Cheese Pervert" by a community activist group, is facing multiple charges including stalking, indecent exposure, harassment and open lewdness after he allegedly approached women, asked them if they'd like to get paid to watch him put Swiss cheese on his genitals and then exposed himself.

Pagano was arrested at his Norristown home in January following a joint investigation between Norristown and Philadelphia Police for incidents in Montogomery County and several Philly neighborhoods.

One woman, who asked that she only be identified as Priscilla, presented police with a video of a man they say is Pagano, propositioning her and her passengers while waiting at a light in East Falls last October.

"He told me he liked to put Swiss cheese on his private area," said Priscilla

Priscilla is one of two other victims that came forward prior to his January arrest claiming that Pagano offered them money to watch him put Swiss cheese on his privates.

A fourth woman contacted police shortly after he was arrested.

Pagano's trial is scheduled to begin April 10, according to Hauser.


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