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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union- February 16, 1931
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 23:25:40 -0500
INDICT CUTRONE IN YASSO GIRL KIDNAPPING CASE
Second Finding Charges Prisoner With Possessing Dangerous Weapons
Anthony CUTRONE, who has been questioned for more than a week concerning the disappearance of ten-year-old Rose YASSO, was indicted to-day on kidnapping charges.
Another indictment holding him for possession of dangerous weapons was handed up by the Grand Jury at the same time.
CUTRONE is forty-five and lives over a stable at 246 Ellery street. The indictment charges that on Feb. 1, 1931, CUTRONE took the YASSO girl front in front of a candy store at 275 Columbia street. (*as written) She has not been seen since. Her home is at 2 West Ninth street.
Police have combed the Red Hook section, dragged various bodies of water and made every attempt to locate the child. Further efforts to find her have been made in New Jersey, where CUTRONE's wife lives and where a bus driver identified CUTRONE as the man he saw with a little girl answering Rose's description.
The possession charge alleges that when Detective William COX entered CUTRONE's room he found a shotgun, two revolvers and a dirk in the place. CUTRONE, according to Chief Assistant District Attorney Frederick KOPFF, denied ownership of the two pistols and the knife. He said they belonged to a friend.
County Judge TAYLOR held CUTRONE without bail when he pleaded not guilty to the indictments. The defendant had previously appeared before Magistrate RUDICH in Fifth avenue court on a short affidavit signed by COX.
The only entry in CUTRONE's New York police record is in 1924 when he was given a suspended sentence on a charge of carrying dangerous weapons.
The man has consistently denied knowing anything about the YASSO girl. He has eight children of his own In New Jersey.
Transcribed for the Brooklyn Information page by Elaina Koplar