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2010-UP-261 - In The Matter Of The Care And Treatment Of Joel Keziah

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

In The Matter Of The Care And Treatment Of Joel Keziah, Appellant.


Appeal From Lexington County
James R. Barber, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-261
Submitted April 1, 2010 – Filed April 29, 2010   


AFFIRMED


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

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Attorney General Deborah R.J. Shupe, and Assistant Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Joel Keziah appeals his commitment to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health under the Sexually Violent Predator Act.  Keziah argues the trial court erred in denying his pretrial motion for outpatient treatment rather than long-term commitment under the Act.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities:  S.C. Code Ann. § 44-48-30(1)(a), (b) (Supp. 2009) (defining a sexually violent predator); S.C. Code Ann. § 44-48-100 (Supp. 2009) (requiring the circuit court, pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator Act, to commit any individual who is determined to be a sexually violent predator).

AFFIRMED.

PIEPER and GEATHERS, JJ., and CURETON, A.J., concur.


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