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2009-UP-280 - State v. Harris

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Christian Paul Harris, Appellant.


Appeal From Charleston County
 Roger M. Young, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-280
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed June 3, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender LaNelle C. DuRant, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Christian Paul Harris appeals his guilty plea and sentence for criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree, arguing the plea court abused its discretion by considering the statements of the victim and her mother.  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 the appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., THOMAS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur.


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