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2008-UP-670 - State v. Dowling

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Sidney Darden Dowling, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From Charleston County
Michelle J. Childs, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-670
Submitted December 1, 2008 – Filed December 8, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


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 Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Sidney Darden Dowling, Jr. pled guilty to five counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and one count of lewd act upon a minor.  Dowling argues his guilty plea did not comply with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).    After a thorough review of the record and counsel’s brief 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 dismiss Dowling’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED. 

ANDERSON, HUFF, and THOMAS, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.