In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Marc Hoerner,        Appellant.

Appeal From Sumter County
Clifton Newman, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No.  2003-UP-169
Submitted January 10, 2003 – Filed March 4, 2003


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, of Columbia; for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor  Cecil Kelley Jackson, of Sumter; for Respondents.

PER CURIAM:  Marc Hoerner appeals his conviction and sentence for second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  Hoerner’s appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating she has reviewed the record and has concluded Hoerner’s appeal is without merit.  The issue briefed by counsel concerns the trial court’s requirement that Hoerner would have to register as a sex offender.  Hoerner has not filed any documents on his own behalf.

After a review of the record as required by Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we hold there are no directly appealable issues that are arguable on their merits.  Accordingly, we dismiss Hoerner’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.1


HEARN, C.J., and GOOLSBY and SHULER, JJ., concur.

          1  Because oral argument would the aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rules 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.