THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Sean Patrick Murphy,        Appellant.


Appeal From Pickens County
Henry F. Floyd, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-216
Submitted January 19, 2003 - Filed March 19, 2003


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, of Columbia; for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, of Columbia; Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville; for Respondent.


PER CURIAM: Sean Patrick Murphy was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.† He was sentenced to ten years imprisonment, suspended upon the service of three years, and four years probation.† Murphy appeals, arguing the trial court should have directed a verdict of acquittal where there was no evidence of force or coercion.† Appellate counsel has filed a final brief and a petition to be relieved.† Murphy has filed 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 counselís petition and dismiss the appeal.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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