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Stafford Township Police Arrests Man for Taking Pictures of Minor Under a Bathroom Stall

Stafford Township

Police in Stafford Township announce the arrest of a suspect for invasion of privacy and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to police, on Friday, April 22, at 5:21 p.m., the Stafford Township Police Department responded to Costco Wholesale, located at 219 Stafford Park Boulevard, for a report of a suspicious person.

Police said that upon arrival, officers met with the complainant and his 7-year-old child, at which time it was reported that a male subject had been taking pictures of the juvenile under the bathroom stall.

An on-scene investigation revealed that the male subject had been involved in previous incidents at Costco. 

Police said that with assistance from Costco Management, the subject was positively identified as Christopher Dinverno, a 39-year-old resident of Barnegat Township.

According to police officials, a short time later, Dinverno was located at the Stafford Diner, at which time he was transported to the Stafford Township Police Department for questioning. 

At the conclusion of the interview, Dinverno was charged with Invasion of Privacy and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Dinverno is a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law, subject to Community Supervision for Life.

Dinverno was transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he is currently still lodged.