American at centre of HIV data leak traced to Kentucky

American Mikhy Farrera Brochez's address in the Kentucky court documents led to this house in the city of Lexington. No one answered the door when The Straits Times went there on Thursday. He agreed over the phone to a meeting with the journalist, bu
American Mikhy Farrera Brochez's address in the Kentucky court documents led to this house in the city of Lexington. No one answered the door when The Straits Times went there on Thursday. He agreed over the phone to a meeting with the journalist, but later backed out.ST PHOTO: NIRMAL GHOSH
Brochez was arrested in December last year in the small Kentucky town of Winchester for trespassing. He is currently out on bail.
Brochez was arrested in December last year in the small Kentucky town of Winchester for trespassing. He is currently out on bail.PHOTO: CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Downtown Winchester (above) and the Sheriff's Department (left) in the American town. The data leak - which has made global headlines - has turned the spotlight on this small town in Kentucky where Brochez was arrested last December for trespassing o
Downtown Winchester and the Sheriff's Department (above) in the American town. The data leak - which has made global headlines - has turned the spotlight on this small town in Kentucky where Brochez was arrested last December for trespassing on his mother's property, a double-storey house set among rolling pastures. His mother had called the police because her son was banging on her front door in the morning.PHOTOS: CLARY ESTES FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
American Mikhy Farrera Brochez's address in the Kentucky court documents led to this house in the city of Lexington. No one answered the door when The Straits Times went there on Thursday. He agreed over the phone to a meeting with the journalist, bu
Downtown Winchester (above) and the Sheriff’s Department in the American town. The data leak – which has made global headlines – has turned the spotlight on this small town in Kentucky where Brochez was arrested last December for trespassing on his mother’s property, a double-storey house set among rolling pastures. His mother had called the police because her son was banging on her front door in the morning. PHOTOS: CLARY ESTES FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
American Mikhy Farrera Brochez's address in the Kentucky court documents led to this house in the city of Lexington. No one answered the door when The Straits Times went there on Thursday. He agreed over the phone to a meeting with the journalist, bu
Downtown Winchester and the Sheriff’s Department in the American town. The data leak – which has made global headlines – has turned the spotlight on this small town in Kentucky where Brochez was arrested last December for trespassing on his mother’s property (above), a double-storey house set among rolling pastures. His mother had called the police because her son was banging on her front door in the morning. PHOTOS: CLARY ESTES FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

ST speaks to him in a series of short phone calls from the airport

The American at the centre of the data leak from Singapore's HIV Registry has been traced to the city of Lexington in the southern American state of Kentucky, where the 34-year-old said he is currently homeless and jobless.

Speaking to The Straits Times over the phone on Thursday afternoon US time, Mikhy Farrera Brochez protested his innocence, saying recent reports about him were "terribly nasty and inaccurate".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline 'American at centre of HIV data leak traced to Kentucky'. Print Edition | Subscribe