A 41 year old Pennsylvania man was take into custody today, alleged to be the man variously described as "The Swiss Cheese Pervert" and "Swiss Cheese Masturbator." Christopher Pagano is accused of having a rather strange paraphilia. He allegedly would drive around with either no pants or his pants pulled down, with a piece of Swiss cheese in his hands. That would be strange enough, but Pagano then has allegedly proceeded to offer female pedestrians money to masturbate him with the Swiss cheese.
Anyone who has been a criminal defense lawyer long enough has had his share of prostitution cases, especially if any part of his career was spent as a public defender. One common thread I have observed with prostitution defendants is that they tend to be magnets for scammers, schemers and abusers. That pattern proved to be the case for 24 year old woman, an alleged prostitute who was recently charged in South Central Pennsylvania with forgery, after she allegedly passed counterfeit 20 dollar bills to pay for a room at Motel 6.
It turns out that you really can get anything money can buy at Wal-Mart, even a male prostitute. In a recent blog post, I explained that America's Wal-Marts have a higher crime rate per square yard than even places like Allison Hill, North Philly or Camden. This is because Wal-Mart sees so many retail thefts, bad checks, ftheft by deception, fraudulent credit card transactions and the like. Yet, I have to admit, even I, as a jaded veteran of the criminal justice system, was a bit surprised to learn that male prostitute was operating out of the Wal-Mart in Queensbury, New York.