Columbia man sentenced for child rape and assault
COLUMBIA, Ky. (WTVQ) – An Adair County man will be spending more than 23 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the rape and sexual assault of a child.
Kentucky State Police say 36-year-old Joshua Gayde, of Columbia, entered a guilty plea to nine charges involving sex crimes against a child under the age of 12. They say the crimes occurred in June 2019.
Gayde was sentenced to 23 1/2 years after entering the guilty plea. Gayde will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender on the Kentucky State Sex Offender Registry after his release.