In The Court of Appeals

In The Interest Of: Thomas Dominick S.,        Appellant.

Appeal From Colleton County
Gerald C. Smoak, Jr., Family Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-195
Submitted January 29, 2003 – Filed March 13, 2003


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia; for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, Assistant Attorney General Deborah R. J. Shupe, of Columbia; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Thomas S. was convicted of three counts of committing a lewd act on a minor.  He was sentenced to an indeterminate sentence not to exceed his twenty-first birthday, and placed in a sex offender’s group.  Thomas appeals, arguing the trial court should have directed a verdict of acquittal due to insufficiency of the evidence.  Appellate counsel has filed a final brief and a petition to be relieved.  Thomas did not file a pro se response.

After a thorough review of the record on appeal pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we grant counsel’s petition and dismiss the appeal.


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