Police investigating the case of “Swiss Cheese Pervert” suspect Christopher Pagano have said the man from Philadelphia is to face further charges after a fourth alleged victim came forward.
Mr Pagano was arrested at his home in Norristown, PA, in January, and has been accused of driving up to women on a number of occasions and offering them money to watch him put cheese on his genitals.
Investigators said a number of witnesses had previously reported being approached by a “white, heavy-set male” in the city’s Mayfair area last October.
And officers yesterday said they had added another set of charges for indecent exposure and harassment against the 42-year-old, according to NBC Philadelphia.
Mr Pagano was initially taken into custody following a joint operation by the Philadelphia and Norristown police departments.
According to the Philadelphia Magazine, six armed police officers waited outside his apartment until he gave himself up for arrest.
Earlier last year, the Mayfair Town Watch’s Facebook group posted a photo of a man in a car holding cheese along with a warning that read: “Good Morning Mayfair! Please be aware of the Swiss Cheese Pervert! This individual is driving around surrounding communities and exposes himself to women.
“He offers them money to watch him put Swiss cheese on his privates. He is a white, heavy set male, 40-50 years old. He drives a newer model silver sedan. He was also spotted in a black newer model sedan.”
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, a man who allegedly “looked exactly like” Mr Pagano set up a profile on dating website OKCupid to advertise a specific fetish.
It reported that a woman in the area received a message from a man who said: “I started to compare girls to cheese due to their milky complections [sic], girls are soft, smooth feeling and tend to like dairy products more. That and typical advertising, always using a girl to advertise dairy products.
“So cheese is what I started to use as a replacement for having sex with girls.”