In The Court of Appeals

In The Interest of Alex T. G., A Juvenile Under The Age of Seventeen,        Appellant.

Appeal From Horry County
H. E. Bonnoitt, Jr., Family Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-710
Submitted September 17, 2003 – Filed December 9, 2003


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, Office of Appellate Defense, 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 John Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Appellant, Alex T.G., appeared before the family court on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, shoplifting, and contempt of court for violating a previous school attendance order.  Appellant proceeded to trial on the criminal sexual conduct with a minor charge and was adjudicated delinquent of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree.  He subsequently pled guilty on the truancy contempt charge, and the State nol prossed the shoplifting charge.  The court ordered appellant committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice for an indeterminate period not to exceed his twenty-first birthday on the CSC charge and a concurrent commitment of thirty days on the contempt of court for truancy charge.  We dismiss pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991).  Counsel’s petition to be relieved is granted.


HUFF, STILWELL, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.