TRENTON - A New Jersey politician who emailed a womannude photos of himself that were posted on a GOP activist's website says he's resigning.

In an emailed statement yesterday, Cumberland County freeholder Louis Magazzu apologized to his friends, family and constituents. He's been an elected county official since 1997.

The 53-year-old Democrat says he sent the photos to a woman with whom he corresponded online for several years. He says she requested the photos and that he didn't know she was "working with an avowed political enemy."

The pictures appear to show Magazzu standing naked in front of a mirror photographing himself. Magazzu says he'll consider all legal options to have the pictures taken down.

Magazzu says he's been separated from his wife for about two years. He has five children.

AP wire services contributed to this report.