On Tuesday, Joshua David Gayde, 36, of Dunnville, KY appeared in Adair Circuit Court and entered a guilty plea to 9 charges involving sex crimes against a minor child. 4 counts of First-Degree Rape, and 5 counts of First-Degree Sexual Abuse involving a child under 12 years old.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright is recommending that Gayde serve 23 years and 6 months in prison. The investigation was led by Kentucky State Police Detective Nick Davis.
Gayde will be designated as a “violent offender” under Kentucky law, meaning that he will be required to serve over 19 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Additionally, upon his release from prison Gayde will be required to register as a sex offender.
Final sentencing is scheduled for August 27th.