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Filed: 7 May 2002

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

    v.                                Wake County
                                    Nos. 95 CRS 88991-92
RONALD MICHAEL WILLIAMS

    Appeal by defendant from judgment entered 20 May 1996 by Judge A. Leon Stanback in Wake County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 22 April 2002.

    Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General M. Lynne Weaver, for the State.

    John T. Hall for defendant-appellant.

    
    MARTIN, Judge.
    Defendant was convicted of first degree sexual offense, first degree rape and taking indecent liberties with a minor. The convictions were consolidated for judgment and defendant was sentenced to 336 to 413 months imprisonment. Defendant appeals.
    Counsel appointed to represent defendant has been unable to identify any issue with sufficient merit to support a meaningful argument for relief on appeal and asks that this Court conduct its own review of the record for possible prejudicial error. Counsel has also shown to the satisfaction of this Court that he has complied with the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493, reh'g denied, 388 U.S. 924, 18 L. Ed. 2d 1377 (1967), and State v. Kinch, 314 N.C. 99, 331 S.E.2d 665 (1985), by advising defendant of his right to file writtenarguments with this Court and providing him with the documents necessary for him to do so.
    Defendant has not filed any written arguments on his own behalf with this Court and a reasonable time in which he could have done so has passed. In accordance with Anders, we have fully examined the record to determine whether any issues of arguable merit appear therefrom. We have been unable to find any possible prejudicial error and conclude that the appeal is wholly frivolous.
    No error.
    Judges HUNTER and BRYANT concur.
    Report per Rule 30(e).

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