Senator Roberto Arango of Puerto Rico claims he's the victim in the gay sex scandal that forced him to resign over the weekend.

In his resignation letter effective August 31, Arango says his political enemies are to blame for his downfall.

“I affirm with the utmost certainty that the controversy which Puerto Rico's Senate and the city capital is currently facing is the result of a sinister maneuver orchestrated by my political enemies,” he wrote.

When the Puerto Rican TV show Dando Candela presented the conservative lawmaker with a photograph of a naked man, he didn't exactly deny he was the subject of the photograph: “You know I've been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I've been taking pictures. I don't remember taking this particular picture but I'm not gonna say I didn't take it. I'd tell you if I remembered taking the picture but I don't.”

“It would be my pleasure to tell you I'm the person in this photograph, but honestly I don't remember,” he said with a big smile. (The video, in Spanish, is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

When the reporter asked if he owned an iPhone, Arango said he used an iPhone and a Blackberry.

In another photo, the man is perched on a bed, bending over to snap a shot of his naked bum. Both photos allegedly came from the same Grindr account.

Concerning the mobile hookup service for gay and bisexual men, Arango said: “I've been a victim of my own ingenuity and of technological advances that, upon falling in the wrong hands, can be transformed into something very harmful.”

Arango is a member of the Republican Party. He vice-chaired the 2004 reelection campaign of George W. Bush. In 2009, he voted in favor of a measure that sought to constitutionally ban gay marriage in Puerto Rico. He and his wife have one child.