UPDATE: Swiss Cheese Pervert suspect Chris Pagano has been arrested. For the complete story, go here.
On Friday afternoon, I broke the news that Philadelphia Police were looking for the so-called Swiss Cheese Pervert, a guy who is allegedly driving around with his pants down, soliciting women with his penis and a piece of Swiss cheese. By Saturday, sources familiar with the investigation told me they suspect that the Swiss Cheese Pervert may be Norristown's Chris Pagano, a man with two previous arrests (both dismissed) for allegedly soliciting prostitutes. So I knocked on Pagano's door.
Pagano, who is 41, appeared shirtless at the door (as seen in the above photo) and denied being the Swiss Cheese Pervert. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Sometimes people confuse me with somebody else."
Prior to my visit, I had visited Pagano's Facebook page:
Within a few minutes of my visit, Pagano replaced his Facebook profile photo:
Since then, Pagano has made his entire Facebook page private.
In 2006, Pagano was arrested in Norristown and charged with soliciting a prostitute and disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, and the solicitation charge was dismissed. In 2009, Pagano was arrested again in Norristown and charged with soliciting a prostitute and disorderly conduct. And, again, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, and the solicitation charge was — yep, you guessed it — dismissed. No word on whether cheese was involved in those incidents.
Twenty-year-old Gabby Chest of Bridesburg says that Pagano sent her a message on dating website OkCupid last year. She says that the man in my doorstep photo and in the profile photo on the Chris Pagano Facebook page is the same man who sent her the message. "It's the same man," she says. "He had the exact same photo on OkCupid," referring to the Facebook profile photo seen above.
Here is the message that Chest says Pagano sent her via OkCupid:
Hello, my name is Chris. I am sure you are seeking a relationship, and I am sort of seeking the same, well sort of. You see I am currently content with my life. I enjoy meeting new people and making friends, but I also enjoy looking for women who are just looking for fun, opportunities, and or sex. I am kind of hoping you may be one of those women, who are open to certain activities of a suggestive nature. I realize talking and or requesting anything sexual with a someone you don't know can be a turn off for most, but would you be interested in getting to know me, and perhaps being involved in a sexual encounter together?
I know it's a bit much to take in, since you really don't know me. Still I am open to get to know you at first before anything would happen. I want to be up-front with you and tell you what exactly I am looking for. This way you have an idea of what I am into. You see it's not sex in the traditional sense, it's more a fetish. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy traditional sex, but I grown to prefer this more. This fetish is a Sitophilia type fetish. I will give you a short explanation that lead me to discover why I like this type of fetish.
You see, when I was young and even now I seemed to be judged on my looks and not on my personality. So finding women and starting relationships was harder for me then most. Couple that with a strong sex drive, and you get the picture. So I developed this fetish to help me deal with my sexual urges. I found that women tend to like dairy products, and settled on cheese to represent the girl. thus I started having sex with cheese. I like to use Swiss cheese and would wrap slices of the cheese around penis, then masturbate. Now tho, after finding several girls to do it for me, I prefer having girls do it for me, instead of myself. Still I suppose I was lucky in finding those women, and our relationships did not last long, since our relationship based more on my fetish and me helping them out money wise. When they became comfortable again, we stayed friends, but they seemed to move on with their lives or I moved on because of the drama that sometimes followed some of them. The other problem I encounter is that women tend to be more freaked out over my fetish, then they would be over other questionable activities that are far more disgusting then mine. I don't understand why using cheese in the way I use it is so disturbing to women, the ones who have done my fetish for me say it's quite vanilla compared to so things they have encountered, and say I am quite harmless given my kind personality.
So my request is, is there any way you would be willing to strike up an arraignment with me to do my fetish for me, if of course you would be open to this sort of activity?
Lastly if I have offended you, I am sorry as it was not my intention to do so. I just hope my fetish with cheese does not disturb you in any way, sorry if it has. Also when I mention arrangement, please don't think it just has to be money either, I know you are not a prostitute, in fact I don't want women like that at all. It can be anything you feel is a fair trade. Please if you could please let me know if you might be interested or not, and what you think of my request, I would appreciate it, thanks.
And here is the photo of the alleged Swiss Cheese Pervert, as published on the Mayfair Town Watch Facebook page on Thursday:
And here is a photo posted by a woman on Twitter:
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