JERSEY CITY - A nude photo of Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy that surfaced years ago is making headlines again following Healy's new explanation behind it.

The photo, which shows Healy sitting naked on his front porch, was first published nine years ago. However, in a newspaper interview this weekend, Healy said a group of Hispanic girls drew his attention by making noise outside his home. Then, he said, they touched him and did "filthy" things.

Hispanic activists protested outside Jersey City Hall Monday and demanded an apology. The mayor responded by saying his administration has worked well with the Hispanic community and that he regrets discussing the photo.

The mayoral election is on May 14