Court records show 32-year-old Alvin Greene was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student. The felony charge carries up to five years in prison.
Greene said he had no comment when asked about the charge Wednesday and hung up on a reporter.
Last night, Greene, an unemployed veteran, astonishingly beat Vic Rawl, a judge and former state legislator, with 59% of the vote. Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler told the AP that "people who didn't know either candidate and voted alphabetically may help explain Greene's win."
If he remains the nominee in November, he'll face the popular conservative incumbent Jim DeMint."