The Ontario Progressive Conservatives are denying a media report that a candidate took a phone picture of his privates that was later tweeted from his account.

Alan Sakach says George Lepp's BlackBerry was stolen Saturday night and that he only found out Sunday morning after a tweet was posted with a link to a pornographic picture.

Sakach says Lepp has no idea where the picture came from, and is extremely upset that something was tweeted in his name.

He says the candidate from Niagara was leaving the party convention in Toronto when he was jostled by people from another convention and his BlackBerry was "pickpocketed."

Sakach says Lepp explained that he didn't know that it was stolen until the next morning when his son called to ask him about the message on Twitter.

Sakach adds that he didn't see the picture himself, but understands that it was of a male whose identity remains unknown.

Meanwhile a lewd picture was also linked to the Twitter account of a New York congressman over the weekend.

A spokesman for Democrat Anthony Weiner says a hacker used Weiner's Twitter account to send a photograph of a man's bulging underpants.

A conservative website said the photo was tweeted to a woman in Seattle then quickly deleted.

Weiner's spokesman dismissed the incident as "a distraction" perpetrated by a hacker.