Portland, Tx. (The Weekly Vice) - William Adams, a 51-year-old Aransas County judge is in hot water after his daughter posted a video on YouTube that shows him beating her savagely with a belt when she was a teenager.
Hillary Adams, who is now 22-years-old suffers from ataxic cerebral palsy.
One night, when she was 16-years-old, Hillary recorded an episode in which her father beat her for about 8 minutes with a leather belt. The video shows a beating that goes beyond the norms of corporate punishment. Many insist it's child abuse.
After the video showed up on YouTube, it quickly jumped over to the REDDIT community. Within days, the video went viral on the Internet, with many people outraged by the judge's alleged conduct. A Facebook page has been set up asking people not to re-elect Judge Adams.
The Aransas County Court house and local police department has been inundated with calls since the video went viral. The courthouse posted a web page that stated it was aware of the video and requests that people do not call the courthouse in regards to the video.
Police chief, Tim Jayroe said he wanted to include the Texas Rangers in an investigation into the video to see if any criminal action should be taken. The judge is still deciding cases at the courthouse and has not yet been charged.
Arkansas County Sheriff, Bill Mills, stated that the judge has been receiving threatening calls and faxes to his office at the courthouse.
Judge Adams admitted to a local news station that it was him in the video. When asked by a reporter if he thought the punishment was excessive, Judge Adams said, “It’s not as bad as it looks on tape.”
"In my mind, I haven't done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing," Adams said. "And I did lose my temper, but I've since apologized."
The video below was accompanied with a message from Hillary that reads as follows:
2004: Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams took a belt to his own teenage daughter as punishment for using the internet to acquire music and games that were unavailable for legal purchase at the time. She has had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth that led her to a passion for technology, which was strictly forbidden by her father's backwards views. The judge's wife was emotionally abused herself and was severely manipulated into assisting the beating and should not be blamed for any content in this video. The judge's wife has since left the marriage due to the abuse, which continues to this day, and has sincerely apologized and repented for her part and for allowing such a thing, long before this video was even revealed to exist. Judge William Adams is not fit to be anywhere near the law system if he can't even exercise fit judgement as a parent himself. Do not allow this man to ever be re-elected again. His "judgement" is a giant farce. Signed, Hillary Adams, his daughter
Here is the video
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