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San Jose Police Officer Investigated After Fake Arrest Of Teenage Boy

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- According to KGO-TV, a police officer in San Jose, Calif., has been placed on administrative leave following the fake arrest of the 15-year-old son of Paul and Nicole Villarruel.  The officer, who is not being named to protect the minors involved, entered the Villarruel home and proceeded to use "scare tactics" with the teenage boy involved in a relationship with the officer's 14-year-old daughter.  The Villarruels caught part of the fake arrest on a cell phone video.  In the video, the officer said, "You understand it's illegal to have underage sex?" the officer asks the boy in the video. "If I see you anywhere near my home, anywhere near my daughter, I'll arrest you... [It's] not a good thing that the person you had sex with is a cop's daughter."  Though the boy is handcuffed in the video, he was not arrested at the time.  Both of the teens are facing misdemeanor charges relating to underage sex.  Despite statements made by the officer's lawyer, Terry Bowman, that the officer was in control and that the boy's parents invited the officer to frighten their son, a lawyer for the Villarruels says that a lawsuit is likely to follow.

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