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FAMILY COURT JUDGE William Adams BEATS HIS DISABLED CHILD (warning very graphic)
FAMILY COURT JUDGE BEATS HIS DISABLED CHILD - A family law judge faced a police investigation today after his disabled daughter posted on YouTube a secretly-filmed video of her father beating her with a leather belt. Hillary Adams took revenge on her father, Court-at-Law Judge William Adams from Aransas County, Texas, saying: 'It had happened before, and had been escalating. I set up a camera, and I caught it.' Police Chief Tim Jayroe, of Rockport, Texas, said today that the probe was launched after members of the public contacted them after the film swept the Internet. Taken in 2004 when the girl was 16, Miss Adams decided last week to make it public by uploading it on YouTube and it was then posted on Reddit. Chief Jayroe said he has not determined the identities of the people in the video nor whether any crimes were committed, according to Msnbc. After being shown the video, this afternoon Judge Adams responded to the tape. He said: 'It happened years ago.. I apologized. It's not as bad as it looks on tape.' As a result of the furore, the video was being examined by the District Attorney and previous controversial judgements Judge Adams made in cases involving children have come to light. The young woman, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was attacked because she was caught downloading music to the computer in her bedroom. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk
David J. Murrah is retired and lives in Rockport, Texas. He wrote this paper for presentation at the annual meeting of the West Texas Historical Association, and it was published in WTHAâ€™s Year Book in 2011. He graduated from Gruver High School in 1960.