The “Swiss Cheese Pervert,” formally known as Christopher Pagano of Norristown, admitted to exposing himself and propositioning women with sex acts using cheese.
Pagano on Thursday pleaded guilty to harassment and indecent exposure charges in connection with several incidents in Northeast Philadelphia. On four occasions, Pagano pulled his car up next to a woman, exposed his genitals and asked them to engage in sex acts with cheese, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Pagano, a father of one, was sentenced to eight years reporting probation and inpatient sex offender treatment, the Inquirer reported.
The allegations came to light in January on the Mayfair Town Watch Facebook page. The Mayfair Town Watch page posted a photo and the following warning, according to Philly Mag:
"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. If you see this guy, don't confront him. Get his plate number and call 911 immediately!!! We have passed all the information to the 15th PD."
According to media reports, the Swiss Cheese Pervert has been taunting women with cheese for years.
A Philadelphia woman told the Inquirer in January that she came across Pagano on an online dating site. He told her he was "looking for someone to perform masturbation on him with cheese," the paper reported.
The case sparked widespread media attention, prompting the woman to share with the New York Daily News a message she allegedly received from Pagano through OkCupid.
“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,” he wrote.
After the case went public, a Twitter account under the name Swiss Cheese Pervert was created. As of Thursday it had 272 followers.