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(Studio) Kidnapped Florida girl Charlotte Grosse escapes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Sarasota, Florida) Grosse was taken from Girl Scout camp near Osprey; later was allowed to call home from pay telephone near Bradenton. 2 days after abduction, she's left alone in abductor's Siesta Key house , calls parents and police tell her how to escape. Charged in case is Wilfred Arthur Bannister. [Police spokesperson Corporal Ray PILON - explains charge of involuntary sexual battery.] Julia Rosell was 1st to see Charlotte after escape. [ROSELL - describes girl's attire, actions and condition.] Except for bruises and marks from being tied up, Charlotte is unharmed.
REPORTER: Jim Davis (WTVT, Tampa)
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Davis, Jim
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