Alvin Greene Indicted on Porn Charge
Weird Democratic candidate faces felony charge
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 13, 2010 1:11 PM CDT
Alvin Greene, Democratic candidate for the US Senate, makes his first public speech during the monthly meeting of the NAACP Sunday, July 18, 2010, at Manning Junior High School in South Carolina.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

(Newser) – Longshot US Senate candidate Alvin Greene was indicted today on two charges, including a felony charge of showing pornography to a South Carolina college student. A Richland County grand jury indicted Green for disseminating, procuring, or promoting obscenity—a felony—as well as a misdemeanor charge of communicating obscene materials to a person without consent.

Greene, who surprised the Democratic party establishment with his primary victory, was arrested in November after authorities said he approached a student in a University of South Carolina computer lab, showed her obscene photos online, then talked about going to her dorm room. Greene declined comment at his home. He has also refused to talk about the charge in interviews.