Court of Appeals of Missouri, Eastern District, Second Division
September 23, 2014
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent,
SHAWN THOMAS, Defendant/Appellant
Appeal from the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis. 1122-CR01085-01. Honorable Julian L. Bush.
FOR APPELLANT: Craig A. Johnston, Timothy Forneris, Missouri Public Defender Office, St. Louis, MO.
FOR RESPONDENT: Chris Koster, Attorney General, Todd Smith, Assistant Attorney General, Jefferson City, MO.
Before Sherri B. Sullivan, P.J., Mary K. Hoff, J., and Philip M. Hess, J.
Shawn Thomas (Defendant) appeals from the judgment upon his convictions by a jury for one count of statutory rape in the first degree, in violation of Section 566.030. RSMo 2000;  one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, in violation of Section 568.045; one count of incest, in violation of Section 568.020; and one count of assault in the third degree, in violation of Section 565.070. The State nolle prosequied the incest conviction. The trial court sentenced Defendant to concurrent life, fifteen-year, and thirty-day terms, respectively, on the remaining counts. We affirm.
We have reviewed the briefs of the parties, the legal file, and the record on appeal and find the claims of error to be without merit. No error of law appears. An extended opinion reciting the detailed facts and restating the principles of law applicable to this case would serve no jurisprudential purpose. We have, however, provided a memorandum opinion for the use of the parties setting forth the reasons for our decision. We affirm the judgment pursuant to Rule 30.25(b).