Man sentenced to 20 years in prison by Pulaski County court for crimes against two children

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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday, the Pulaski County Circuit Court sentenced Joshua McGrady to a prison term of 20 years for multiple crimes against children.

The Pulaski County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Justin Griffith, says McGrady was sentenced for 23 convictions involving crimes against two kids.

These abuse crimes took place in 2005 and 2014, according to court records.

Griffith released the following statement about McGrady’s sentencing on Thursday, June 10:

“Far too often our office releases statements regarding crimes against children. One child victim is one too many. Today, in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Joshua McGrady was sentenced to an active prison term of 20 years for twenty-three convictions involving crimes against two child victims. He will have two decades to realize his own actions led him inside those walls.

The courage of a victim to come forward after years of abuse is something that can never be overstated. To exploit a child for whom one has the privilege to love, protect and nurture is an unprecedented level of betrayal. Joshua McGrady made choices that sent him to prison. Our victims made choices to overcome the actions of a traitor and to address their abuser head on. Today was about our victims. Their courage is the reason that this Defendant won’t be free in Pulaski County for two decades. We were honored to help these victims achieve closure and to obtain justice for them and the entire Pulaski County community.” 

Justin L. Griffith, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Pulaski County

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