SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A 15-year-old boy may press charges against a San Jose police officer after the uniformed motorcycle cop pretended to arrest the young man for having sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter.
The teenager claims the officer’s rant and use of expletives and handcuffs was terrifying. He truly believed that he was going to jail, and now he wants the veteran policeman to feel the same fear, reports the Mercury News.
The boy’s parents, Paul Villarruel and Nicole Romero-Villarruel, came forward Friday and asked the Mercury News to release video that was secretly shot of the officer “arresting” their son.
In the video posted by the newspaper, the cop tells the unnamed teen it was “not a good thing that the person you had sex with is a cop’s daughter” and that “the district attorney will probably file charges…A cop’s daughter is not somebody you mess around with. You’re stupid.”
The officer reportedly went to the boy’s house after he learned that his teenage daughter had sex with the boy when he visited her during a baby-sitting job.
As a result of the Aug. 30 confrontation, the officer is being criminally investigated for possible abuse of power while attempting to scare the teen straight.
Tony Boskovich, an attorney representing the boy’s family, told the newspaper, “What right does he have to use his uniform, his gun, his handcuffs if all he is is a dad?”
On the other hand, Terry Bowman, the lawyer representing the officer, told the paper: “Most people can understand how this father felt and why he did what he did. It is a shame if the young man’s parents lose sight of the importance of the message because they have chosen to focus on what the girl’s father was wearing.”