Ocean County Man Caught Taking Pictures of Child Under Bathroom Stall at Costco

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ – A Barnegat Township man was caught taking pictures of a 7-year-old child under the bathroom stall at the Manahawkin Costco Wholesale, according to the Stafford Township Police Department. On Friday, at 5:21 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to Costco Wholesale, located at 219 Stafford Park Boulevard, for a report of a suspicious person.

“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,” the department said in a statement. “An on-scene investigation revealed that the male subject had been involved in previous incidents at Costco. With assistance from Costco Management, the subject was positively identified as Christopher Dinverno, a 39-year-old resident of Barnegat Township.”

Police later found Dinverno at the Stafford Diner, where he was arrested, and taken 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,” the department added. “Dinverno was transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he is currently still lodged.”