In a hastily called press conference on Saturday afternoon Pinal County Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu said of the allegations against him:
"All these allegations that were in one of these newspapers are absolutely completely false, except for the issues that refer to me as being gay. Because that's the truth. I am gay."
Babeu acknowledged a past personal and professional relationship with his accuser "Jose," but denied the charges made that he'd threatened him with deportation.
"I don't have the authority to deport anyone," Babeu said.