Jose Orozco, 34, is the real identity of the Mexican immigrant who accused conservative Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu of threatening to have him deported if their romance ever became public, according to a Phoenix television station.
Before now, the man was known simply as "Jose" in newspaper and television reports in which he accused the rising Republican star of intimidation following their three-year relationship and outed the sheriff as gay. The man's face was blurred in photographs and on-camera interviews.
But on Monday night, Phoenix news station KTVK ran an unblurred photograph of Orozco, used his full name and said it was the real identity the sheriff's former lover.
KTVK did not interview Orozco or disclose how they obtained the information.