MEXICO CITY (AP) — The local political chief in Mexico's capital for the country's ruling party has resigned following reports that his office hired women to have sex with him and placed them on party payrolls.

Cuauhtemoc Gutierrez had taken a leave of absence as the Mexico City leader of President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in order to not obstruct an investigation.

PRI representative Manuel Andrade said Thursday that Gutierrez resigned to his post this week and that a replacement has already been named.

MVS radio station in April aired a story by an undercover reporter who recorded recruiters telling potential hires they would have to have sex with Gutierrez if given a job as secretaries or receptionists.

Gutierrez has called the report "absolutely false."