Texas Judge Seen Beating Daughter in Video Suspended, Will Not Admit Wrongdoing

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By Justin L. Ayoub, Christian Post Reporter
November 23, 2011|4:55 pm

The Texas judge who was caught belting his daughter in a video that went viral recently still will not admit any wrongdoing in the savage beating.

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct suspended Judge William Adams with pay on Tuesday.

"It is important to preserve the integrity of all judges in the State of Texas, to promote public confidence in the judiciary, and to encourage judges to maintain high standards of professional conduct," said Commission chair Jorge Rangel in a statement.

The order reveals that Adams accepts the suspension but will not admit to any "guilt, fault or wrongdoing" over the incident.

Earlier this month, Adams said the video was "not as bad as it seems."

“Yeah, that’s me...as you can see, my life’s been made very difficult over this child,” he added.

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District attorneys previously said they would not pursue criminal charges against the judge because too much time has passed since the incident occurred.

Adams has not held court since his now 23-year-old daughter, Hillary Adams, released the secretly taped 2004 video of him brutally striking her with a belt over downloading computer games.

Hillary's mother, Hallie Adams, is also seen beating her daughter in the video. Hillary said she has since forgiven her mother.

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

Hillary was also asked how she felt about the video.

"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.

A couple of weeks ago, Judge Adams was put under a temporary restraining order that prevent him from visiting his younger daughter.

Linda Garcia works as the telephone operator at the Aransas County courthouse and said she was flooded with "thousands" of calls after the video went viral.

She said many of the calls were hate filled and used foul language.

 

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