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Alleged ‘Swiss Cheese Pervert’ out on bail

Chris­toph­er Pa­gano

A Mont­gomery County man who al­legedly ex­posed him­self to wo­men in May­fair while ask­ing them to per­form a sexu­al act on him with Swiss cheese is out on bail.

Chris­toph­er Pa­gano, 41, was ar­res­ted last Thursday. Ac­cord­ing to court re­cords, he pos­ted 10 per­cent of his $30,000 bail on Sunday.

A war­rant was is­sued for Pa­gano, of the 500 block of No­bel Street in Nor­ris­town, at 9 a.m. Jan. 16, ac­cord­ing to Lt. An­thony Mc­Fad­den of the city’s Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit. “And we went right out and got him,” he said that af­ter­noon.

Pa­gano was ar­res­ted at his res­id­ence, ac­cord­ing to the Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment, and charged with two counts of stalk­ing, two counts of in­de­cent ex­pos­ure, three counts of har­ass­ment and two counts of open lewd­ness.

Al­though Pa­gano’s al­leged night­time so­li­cit­ing for­ays in and around Frank­ford Av­en­ue had made “Swiss Cheese Per­vert” stor­ies an In­ter­net sen­sa­tion since Jan. 10, no one ac­tu­ally had talked to po­lice about him un­til three days later, Mc­Fad­den said. Oth­er wit­nesses were in­ter­viewed Jan. 14.

“We even­tu­ally found someone who could identi­fy him in a photo spread of eight people,” Mc­Fad­den said.

Po­lice are char­ging Pa­gano for ex­pos­ing him­self and so­li­cit­ing un­usu­al sex on three oc­ca­sions:

— Jan. 1, around the 7400 block of Frank­ford Av­en­ue;

— Jan. 5, on the 7100 block of Frank­ford Av­en­ue;

— Jan. 5 on the 4200 block of Chip­pend­ale Street.

Mc­Fad­den said Pa­gano was ar­res­ted without in­cid­ent by Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit de­tect­ives with the as­sist­ance of Nor­ris­town po­lice. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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