A Murray Man arrested for sex offenses appeared in Calloway Circuit court Monday to enter into a guilty plea agreement.
Joseph Lawrence pleaded guilty to five counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse and one count of First Degree Sodomy in return for a 20-year prison sentence.
Kentucky State Troopers arrested the 55-year old on May 13th. Preliminary investigations show Lawrence engaged in numerous sexual encounters with a child under the age of 12. He was originally charged with twenty counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse and one count of First Degree Sodomy.
Formal sentencing will take place in Calloway Circuit Court by February 6, 2018.