Venable's parents accompanied him Tuesday afternoon to the Logan County courthouse in Guthrie. He appeared before Special Judge R.L. Hert, who set his next court appearance for 2 p.m. Sept. 22. His bond was set at $10,000.
Hughes said he's known Venable since he was 6 years old. He said his family is having a rough time dealing with the situation.
“They're a really very close, very religious family,” he said.
The charge of second-degree rape is a felony and is punishable by one to 15 years in the state penitentiary if Venable is found guilty, Lee said.