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updated 9/27/2010 12:12:22 PM ET 2010-09-27T16:12:22

A California police officer is under investigation after handcuffing a 15-year-old boy for having sex with the motorcycle cop's 14-year-old stepdaughter.

The off-duty San Jose-based officer showed up at the teenager's home in full uniform and described him as "stupid," NBC station KNTV reported.

"A cop's daughter is not somebody you mess around with," the officer told the teenager. "The district attorney will probably file charges."

After removing the handcuffs, the officer told the boy's parents that he just wanted to scare the youth.

A cell phone video of the incident, which occurred on Aug. 30, was obtained last week by the San Jose Mercury News.

Terry Bowman, the officer's lawyer, told KNTV his client was doing the boy's parents a favor so he "doesn't continue to down the wrong path."

After the boy's parents reported the incident to internal affairs, both teens were cited for having underage sex, according to the Mercury News.

The officer has been put on administrative leave during the investigation, KNTV reported.

'Very scared'
The 15-year-old boy told the Mercury News that he wanted the officer to "go to jail."

"I thought he would be a good dad by just showing up and talking to my parents rather than taking advantage of his position," the teen added. "I was scared, very scared."

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Tony Boskovich, an attorney representing the boy's family, told the newspaper that he found it disturbing that "there is a man in a uniform with his hand on the gun towering over a kid and telling him that he was stupid to mess with a cop's daughter.

"What right does he have to use his uniform, his gun, his handcuffs if all he is is a dad?" the lawyer added. 

When the boy was asked by the Mercury News if he had any thoughts about teenage sex, he said that he "wouldn't recommend it."

NBC News station KNTV and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.

Video: Cop in hot water for scaring daughter's boyfriend with fake arrest