Report: S.C. nominee Greene indicted

South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene was indicted Friday for allegedly showing pornography to a college student.

According to an Associated Press report, a jury in Richland County, S.C., indicted Greene on one felony charge of disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity.

Greene, who will face Sen. Jim DeMint (R) in November, was also indicted on a misdemeanor charge of communicating obscene materials to a person without consent.


The candidate has not entered a plea and has previously refused to address the allegations in interviews and public appearances. He was arrested in November after he allegedly approached a University of South Carolina student on campus, showed her pornographic photos online, and then discussed visiting her dorm.

Greene was a political unknown before winning the Democratic Senate primary over Charleston County Councilman Vic Rawls.

Democrats had pushed for an investigation of the election results after Greene, an unemployed military veteran with a shoestring political operation, won the contest.