Texas Judge Beats Daughter In Viral Video: Judge Slapped With Restraining Order

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By Justin L. Ayoub, Christian Post Reporter
November 12, 2011|6:36 pm

The Texas judge, who was caught brutally beating his then 16-year-old daughter in a video that went viral weeks ago, is being put under a temporary restraining order which will prevent him from visiting his younger daughter.

Judge William Adams will not be able to visit his 10-year-old daughter without the permission of her mother, Hallie Adams, under the order issued on Thursday.

Hallie Adams' attorney, Brett Pritchard, told the Associated Press: "The impetus is she (Hallie Adams) doesn't feel at first that her daughter is safe going down there to be with the judge right now...the impetus now is the result of the video, not necessarily the video itself."

Judge William Adams has admitted he was the person seen beating his then 16-year-old daughter, Hillary, in the video. District attorneys have said they will not pursue criminal charges against the judge because too much time has passed since the incident.

William Adams has not held court since Hillary released a secretly-taped 2004 video of him brutally striking her with a belt for downloading computer games. Many have called for him to step down in wake of the incident.

Shortly after the video was released, William Adams wouldn't admit any wrongdoing.

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"No, in my mind I haven't done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing,” Adams told KZTV. “And I did lose my temper, but I've since apologized."

Hallie Adams is also seen beating her daughter in the video. Hillary says she has forgiven her mother.

"We're very close now," Hillary said on the "Today Show."

She was also asked how she felt about the incident looking back on it.

"I've experienced everything from crying about it to laughing...It did happen regularly for a period of time, and I could tell because of the pattern that things were escalating again, so I set up my video camera on the dresser and covered the little red light with a scarf," she said.

 

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