A South Carolina grand jury indicted Alvin Greene, the state’s Democratic Senate nominee–an unemployed political novice– on felony obscenity charges, the Richland County clerk of courts said.
Greene was also indicted on one felony count of “disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity,” the county solicitor’s office told the Associated Press. Greene, 32, was also reportedly indicted on a misdemeanor count of sending obscene message to someone without their permission.
Last November, police charged Greene with showing pornographic items to a University of South Carolina student in a school library.
The charges against Greene come after the military veteran’s financial income and personal history have been closely scrutinized by other politicians and state police.
Shortly after Greene won the nomination, Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) called for a probe into Greene’s background and questioned how he was able to afford the $10,400 filing fee required to put his name on the ballot. However, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division did not charge Greene.
Though he did no campaigning and no fundraising, Greene convinced more than 100,000 South Carolinians to vote for him, beating out former judge Vic Rawl, who served in the state legislature for four terms. With little campaigning, no Web site and paltry funds, Greene’s political platform and plans to aid the community are largely unclear.