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Columbia, KY. (August 3, 2019) – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 Joshua David Gayde, age 36 of Columbia, KY appeared in Adair Circuit Court and was sentenced after entering a guilty plea to 9 charges involving sex crimes against a minor child that occurred between January 2014 and December 2017. Gayde pled guilty to 4 counts of 1st-Degree Rape involving a child under 12 years old and 5 counts of 1st-Degree Sexual Abuse involving a child under 12 years old.  
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gayde will serve a total of 23½ 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.