The second of two women snared in an online prostitution bust on May 15 pleaded not guilty in Columbus Recorder’s Court on Thursday and waived her preliminary hearing.
Dyanna Venable, 26, didn’t appear in court earlier this week when her co-defendant, 28-year-old Alyssa Cochran, also waived her hearing and had her case bound over to State Court. Court officials said at the time that Venable was in the hospital.
Police allege that both Atlanta women were in a room at the Days Inn on Macon Road when undercover officers responded to an online ad. After their arrival, the conversation turned sexual and after a sex-for-money deal was reached, the women were arrested, police said.