Greene Indicted on Felony Obscenity Charge

Posted August 13, 2010 at 1:16pm

South Carolina’s surprise Senate nominee, Alvin Greene, has been indicted on one felony count and one misdemeanor count, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Court records show a grand jury in Richland County, S.C., handed down the indictment Friday. The felony charge: disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity. The misdemeanor charge: communicating obscene materials to a person without consent.

The charges stem from accusations that Greene showed pornography to a South Carolina college student.

Greene won the Democratic nomination for the Senate after a primary campaign so low-key that it appears to have involved nothing beyond paying the filing fee. Local Democrats subsequently asked him to step aside, but he refused.