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Before BRISCOE, MURPHY, and HARTZ, Circuit Judges.

Ronald Junior Haney was convicted by a jury in Oklahoma state court on two counts of making lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16 after two or more convictions for the same offense. See Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1123. The jury recommended a sentence of consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole, which the trial court imposed. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals (OCCA) affirmed the convictions and sentences on direct appeal. Mr. Haney then filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma a pro se application under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The district court denied the application, and he now seeks a certificate of appealability (COA) to appeal that denial. See id. § 2253(c) (requiring COA to appeal denial of application). The application raises three claims: (1) that he was improperly charged with making lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16 instead of the more specific crime of solicitation of child prostitution; (2) that the trial court erred in admitting other-crimes and bad-act evidence; and (3) that his sentences are excessive and disproportionate to his convictions. We deny his request for a COA and dismiss this appeal.

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