According to the Kentucky State Police,
Last week, Joshua David Gayde, age 36, of Columbia, appeared in Adair Circuit Court and was sentenced after entering a guilty plea to nine charges involving sex crimes against a minor child that occurred in June 2019. Gayde pled guilty to four counts of First-Degree Rape involving a child under 12 years old and five counts of First-Degree Sexual Abuse involving a child under 12 years old.
Pursuant to the plea agreement Gayde will serve a total of 23 ½ years in the state penitentiary. Upon his release from prison Gayde will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender on the Kentucky State Sex Offender Registry.
The investigation was led by Kentucky State Police Detective Nick Davis.