MEXICO CITY – A local political chief from Mexico's ruling party is denying local press reports that his office hired women to have sex with him by placing them on party payrolls as secretaries or receptionists.
Most Mexican political parties pay their operating expenses with government money, making the allegations even more troubling.
The reports involve Cuauhtemoc Gutierrez, the Mexico City leader of President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party.
Gutierrez says reports he recruited women for the positions through newspaper ads are false.
The MVS radio station says an undercover reporter recorded recruiters telling potential hires they would have to have sex with their boss.
The PRI national office said Wednesday it has not decided whether to investigate Gutierrez, but would not protect anyone involved in wrongdoing.