Statev.Ratliff

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA In The Court of AppealsJan 25, 2012
Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-033 (S.C. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2012)

Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-033

01-25-2012

The State, Respondent, v. Richard David Ratliff, Appellant.

Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General William Blitch, Jr., all of Columbia; and Solicitor Donald V. Myers, of Lexington, for Respondent.


THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

Appeal From Lexington County

R. Knox McMahon, Circuit Court Judge


AFFIRMED

Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General William Blitch, Jr., all of Columbia; and Solicitor Donald V. Myers, of Lexington, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM : Richard David Ratliff appeals his convictions for three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of lewd act with a minor, and three counts of criminal solicitation of a minor. Ratliff argues the trial court erred in admitting irrelevant and prejudicial character evidence. We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: State v. Haselden, 353 S.C. 190, 196, 577 S.E.2d 445, 448 (2003) (holding an issue was not preserved for review when the party argued one ground at trial and another on appeal); Wierszewski v. Tokarick, 308 S.C. 441, 444 n.2, 418 S.E.2d 557, 559 n.2 (Ct. App. 1992) ("An issue is not preserved for review merely because the trial court mentions it.").

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

AFFIRMED.

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