On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, Joshua David Gayde, 36, 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 between January 2014 and August 2017.
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 in this case was led by Kentucky State Police Detective Nick Davis.