Updated 08/30/2010 06:12 PM
Senate candidate calls charges 'ridiculous' on radio show
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CHARLOTTE -- South Carolina Democratic senatorial candidate Alvin Greene appeared on WBT Radio Monday morning to talk about a variety of topics including his indictment on obscenity charges, an accusation he called "ridiculous."
Greene is charged with showing obscene pictures to a college student.
"You have to keep in mind I'm innocent until proven guilty and there's a process and my lawyer's leading the process and it should have already been dealt with and it goes back to the issues of jobs, education and justice," Greene said during a two-hour interview with host Keith Larson.
Greene repeated that answer several times even as Larson pressed him to explain himself further. After more than eight minutes of questions about the indictment, he never fully denied the charges.
"You're expecting the people to vote for you for Senate but you don't want to say that it's a false charge?" Larson asked.
"That is all. That is all I will say about it. It's ridiculous," Greene responded.
Greene wrapped up his radio interview by avoiding the TV cameras. He slipped out the back entrance of the radio studios without giving any further answers.
News 14 Carolina contacted Republican Sen. Jim Demint but our calls were not immediately returned. The third candidate on the ballot, Tom Clements, of the South Carolina Green Party, is scheduled to appear on Larson's show Tuesday morning.