Las Cruces, N.M. — One of the Sunland Park mayoral candidates is defending his character.
Gerardo Hernandez, the one who appeared on a sex tape that may have been a setup to destroy him says it was all a setup.
Hernandez was at City Hall today for District Attorney Amy Orlando's press conference regarding Tuesday’s election.
Hernandez says he knew the man who recorded the sex-tape for about a month before inviting him into his office.
We asked if he's afraid the video will cost him votes.
"It's a set up. Everybody can see that. It's a setup. I didn't go to any bar or entertainment place. On top of that, it was on my time. It was a setup and they would say something about me one way or another,” said Hernandez.
The man accused of blackmailing Hernandez, mayoral candidate Daniel Salinas is out of jail for now after his extortion arrest last Saturday.