South Carolina Senate candidate Alvin Greene (D) has been indicted by a grand jury on two charges relating to an incident last November in which he allegedly showed porn to a college student.
Greene was indicted on one felony count of disseminating obscenity and one misdemeanor count of “communicating an obscene message to another person without consent.”
You can read the indictment here.
Greene has not yet entered a plea.
As former TPMmuckraker reporter Justin Elliott reported in June, a felony obscenity charge is extremely rare.
The student, Camille McCoy, told Fox News that Greene sat next to her in a University of South Carolina computer lab and brought up porn on his screen, of “woman-on-man porn, pretty much sex I guess.” He then suggested they go to her dorm room. She called her mother, and then the police.
The charges had been pending since; a grand jury handed down the indictment on Wednesday, according to court documents.
Greene surprised the political world when he won the Democratic nomination to challenge Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) despite having no political experience and doing no campaigning. Despite allegations that he was a plant, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Department found that Greene paid the $10,400 filing fee himself.