Long-shot Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene was indicted Friday on two charges, including a felony charge of showing pornography to a teenage student in a South Carolina college computer lab.
Greene surprised the party establishment with his primary victory in June. His arrest in November was first reported by the Associated Press the day after he won the nomination.
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 Richland County grand jury indicted Greene, 32, for disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity -- a felony -- as well as a misdemeanor charge of communicating obscene materials to a person without consent.
If convicted, Greene could face up to three years in prison for the misdemeanor or up to five years for the felony.
Remember, the first reaction by the Democratic establishment to Greene's primary victory was to blame it on a nefarious Republican plot.
Upon investigation by the Democratic party, there was no evidence of such a plot.
In fact, Greene was awarded the Democratic nomination by uninformed Democratic primary voters because he was listed first on the ballot, because of his race and because the voters liked his common sounding all American name.
Greene's continual display of his various "eccentricities" makes the Democrats look like dopes.