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U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene, a political unknown who became the surprise winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on obscenity charges.

Greene was indicted on one felony count of “disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity,” according to the Richland County clerk of courts.

He was also indicted on a misdemeanor count of “communicating an obscene message to another person without consent.”

Greene was charged by police in November with showing pornographic material to a female University of South Carolina student on a computer in the school’s library.

The alleged victim, according to university police, also said Greene asked if he could come to her room. The existence of the obscenity-related criminal charges didn’t surface until after the primary win.

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