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2010-UP-107 - The State v. Howard Dance

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Howard Dance, Appellant.


Appeal from Sumter County
John C. Few, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-107
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed February 8, 2010   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Katherine H. Hudgins, 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 C. Kelly Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Howard Dance appeals his convictions and sentences for two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree and lewd act upon a minor, arguing the trial court erred in admitting certain expert testimony.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Dance's pro se 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.

WILLIAMS, PIEPER, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.


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