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"Swiss Cheese Pervert" Case Ages



    "Swiss Cheese Pervert" Case Ages
    Philadelphia Police
    Christopher Pagano

    The man accused of using Swiss cheese to sexually proposition women in the Philadelphia area will have to wait a few months to face trial on flashing charges.

    Christopher Pagano, the man accused of being the so-called “Swiss Cheese Pervert,” posted 10 percent of $30,000 bail earlier this month after being arraigned on stalking, indecent exposure and harassment charges.

    Pagano's trial was supposed to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday in front of Judge Wendy Pew, according to Common Pleas Court documents.

    However, the trial was pushed back to April 10 instead, according to the court.

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    Chris Pagano is accused of driving up to women and propositioning them with a piece of Swiss cheese.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    Two weeks ago, police arrested Pagano at his home on Noble Street in Norristown as part of a joint investigation between Philadelphia and Norristown Police.

    Pagano, who turns 42 next month, was allegedly spotted driving up to women and asking them if they would like to get paid to see him put Swiss cheese on his genitals. He was arrested on suspicion that he is the man caught on camera holding up a piece of cheese while wearing no pants, officials said.

    One woman, who said she was approached by the suspect, talked publicly about her experience.

    "He told me he liked to put Swiss cheese on his private area," said Priscilla, who asked that her last name be kept anonymous.

    The woman said she was sitting at a light along busy Henry Avenue near Philadelphia University in the East Falls section of the city in early December when the man allegedly propositioned her.

    Recording part of the incident with her smartphone, you can hear her asking the man "Why do you have Swiss cheese in your car?" She also snapped a picture of the alleged suspect -- holding up the cheese, just like in other pictures captured of him.

    Priscilla, who was driving in the car with her cousins, said she thought it was a joke at first, but when they reached another light at Fox Street, the man allegedly had his pants down. Upset by the sight, they quickly drove off.

    "Now I'm freaked out because I know it wasn't just a joke," she told NBC10.com.

    The woman is one of a handful of victims to come forward and detail the alleged indecent exposure by the man. Investigators say the suspect also exposed himself to other women while offering them money to watch him put Swiss cheese on his privates in several neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Montgomery County -- including Port Richmond, Norristown and Mayfair.