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Former trooper sentenced to jail time for assault

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Courtesy: Guthrie News Page

Courtesy: Guthrie News Page

GUTHRIE, Okla.– A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper has been sentenced to jail time after pleading guilty to a charge of assault against an inmate.

Patrick Venable, 29, was facing second-degree rape charges after he was accused of taking a woman into custody on suspicion of DUI, taking her to her home and having sex with her.

Venable pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and battery.

A judge sentenced him to 90 days in the Logan County jail, fines and court costs and 100 hours of community service.

For more information, visit the Guthrie News Page.