*The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in South Carolina, who emerged from obscurity to win the primary, has just been ndicted on two charges, including a felony charge of showing pornography to a teenage student.
Greene, who won 59% of the Democratic primary vote on June 8 despite having not done any traditional campaigning or fundraising, was arrested in November for allegedly showing obscene photos to a student in a University of South Carolina computer lab.
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.
A grand jury in Richland County, S.C., indicted Greene on one felony charge of disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity as well as a misdemeanor charge of communicating obscene materials to a person without consent, according to a statement from the county solicitor’s office.
An unemployed military veteran, Greene has faced repeated questions from reporters about his campaign and about how he raised the $10,000 fee needed to put his name on the ballot. Fellow South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn called for an investigation into Greene’s campaign.
His arrest in November was first reported by The Associated Press the day after he won the nomination.
An investigation last month by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division found that Greene’s story checked out: The bulk of the money had come from Greene’s exit pay from the military and a tax refund.
Greene will face Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in November.