Surprise SC Candidate Faces Felony
Accused of showing obscene photos to young woman
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2010 3:03 PM CDT
An undated file photo of Alvin Greene.   (South Carolina Democratic Party)

(Newser) – Hard to believe, but there's some dirt flying around about a politician in South Carolina. This time it's Alvin Greene, the unemployed mystery man who inexplicably won the Democratic primary to run against Senator Jim DeMint in the fall. Greene, 32, faces a felony charge on accusations that he showed pornographic photos to a University of South Carolina student and suggested going to her room, reports AP.

The Army veteran, who was arrested in November, declined to comment today. He posted bond after his arrest and hasn't entered a plea or been indicted, says AP. Greene somehow defeated a seasoned Democratic politician even though he raised no money and didn't even have a campaign website.