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Family law judge caught on tape beating his 16 year disabled daughter for playing computer games.


Is it just a coincidence that the most unsavory things keep happening in Texas …?

A you tube video has started making the rounds of a family law judge (purportedly Aransas court judge William Adams) and his wife (who alternate turns) viciously beating their 16-year-old cerebral palsy afflicted daughter.

The video first shot in 2004 remained in the possession of the daughter until she decided earlier last month to release it after as she claims ‘holding onto it until the right time, specifically after having received a barrage of harassment in a phone call from her father.

The footage itself, disturbing to watch shows the young woman being subjected to stinging punishment at the hands of her parents who take turns repeatedly striking her with a leather belt across her backside and legs. At one point the father is seen stopping the mother taking on the belting and then the father once again re-entering the room to resume beating his daughter albeit with a new belt.

The horror and irony of the situation can hardly be lost on one hand here we have an individual who has the trusted role as family law judge and on the other here we are seeing him brazenly beating his daughter without remorse or within a barometer of reason. It is as if he is unleashing all the torment of his office on his daughter, the effect of which is horrendous considering her disability. In the end one can only wonder what type of punishments this man has administered in his capacity as a judge and whether we should allow such an individual who has an extreme affinity to personal family discipline should be allowed to decide the fate of other individual’s family grievances?

Beat you to submission? Maybe the judge could use a taste of his own medicine..

As an aside, Judge Adam’s wife has since left the marriage claiming she left after suffering emotional abuse. For her part she has publicly apologized for participating in the beating, where as Judge Adams has not been seen in his chambers all week nor has any comment been issued from his persons.

It is yet to be determined if he will be brought in front of any disciplinary hearing although one can imagine a civil law suit in a family law court in the not too distant future.

“Beat you to submission?” So much for good discipline… from someone who should know better.




  1. OMG…this wasn’t punishment..it is was down right assault.  I can’t believe this child did anything so horrible to warrant the beating she got at the hands of both of her parents.  They both deserve to be prosecuted.

    We often hear from those who fight to uphold this practice for those under the age of 18 (even to the blaming of the social maladies of the day on a supposed “lack” of it), but we rarely, if ever, find advocates for the return of corporal punishment to the general adult community, college campuses, inmate population, or military. Why is that?

    Ask ten unyielding proponents of child/adolescent/teenage-only “spanking” about the “right” way to do it, and what would be abusive, indecent, or obscene, and you will get ten different answers.

    These proponents should consider making their own video-recording of the “right way” to do it.

    Visit Unlimited Justice/Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education to learn more and add your voice.

  3. Spanking (or in this case, beating your physically disabled child) isn’t parenting. It’s just being lazy. You teach them nothing except not to get caught next time.

  4. HMMMMM! 
    My kids! My employer and my friends would beg to differ.
    The problem is that most of us are too busy working to run our mouths with hurtful statements as that.

    I should also say that I am not the one in disguise here. My name is clearly printed.

  5. You dont watch the news?
    I would bet that you are a Occupy defender as well!
    Many as these ”independent adults” are probably raise exactly how you say.

    I could talk all day and you would never understand.

  6. Again I say!  ”In denial to what? What so many people must realise is as we poimt the finger at somebody, we do have 3 fingers pointing back at ourselves. No I think I just choose to judge this situation fairly!” 
    I hear ya Rose!

  7. Oh yeah! In denial to what? What so many people must realise is as we poit the finger at somebody, we do have 3 fingers pointing back at ourselves. No I think I just choose to judge this situation fairly!

  8. Many kids are as you say! They listen.
    But many dont. This child seems to have been one of them.
    If you listen to the video in its entirety you will here the man say that she lies cheats and steals.  NOT just ”Played some video games”.
    Playing the video games seems to me was a final act of disobedience and her father AND mother finally lost it! I find it despicible that her mother was force to later recant from her belief of discipline by societies ignorance to the fact that some kids do need this extreme punishment,

  9. Sickening to see.  I am for punishment and discipline, but after seeing the three lashes with the belt I was done watching.  That guy is a criminal psychopath and should be locked away where a tipped-off inmate population can treat him properly.  He’ll find justice in prison…

  10. I was kept on the right path and out of jail by support, guidance and boundaries that my parents created without having to resort to physical violence. Just because that’s what happened to you doesn’t mean it’s right and is the only way. You and insanerose both sound in denial.

  11. Your time and Judge Adams’ time is in the past thankfully. People with your opinion on this are no longer being valued in society.

  12. Your logic is off. Punishment =/= physical abuse. The whole point of this is that it doesn’t matter whet the daughter did. What the video shows is violent abuse, not discipline. Also, at 16, disobedience is part of learning to become an independent adult. You are finding your place in the world. I have no idea what any of this has to do with feeling that society owes you something…

  13. INSANErose is certainly the right handle for you. Just because you were also abused doesn’t make it right. It sounds like you’re in denial. And what learning experience should she take out of this? That some people get off on hurting other people who are less powerful?

  14. I believe a direct connection to the brain is threw the butt, she needs to listen to her parents and stop being a such a spoiled BRAT, i lived in a worse upbringing then her were i would get my butt beat worse for posting the video 7 years later or 10… she should take it as a learning experiance and HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER… AHH big baby… and your mother takes your side now in fear of going to JAIL and being convicted by the media… if you wanted to get him hellp you should have gone to HIM and other people other then the internet to help him

  15. there is a difference between a spanking and a beating this is in response to an earlier comment by another poster my ex thought that was the way to discipline my children and he did it for any reason he could find i dont care what this child did she didnt deserve a friggin BEATING and for the 2 who posted the sick remarks about this being sexually stimulateing u are as sick as that father and u need help what is wrong with people what if that was ur child or little sister would u say those sick things im so disgusted the way people are anymore im truly sorry that girl had to go through that i know what my 3 beautiful dtrs went through and what they still deal with today as grown women does it make a man feel like a man to beat on a child ?

  16. this is beyond words that sob deserves the same thing he did to his daughter see how he would like to be beat there is no reason to beat a child over a stupid comp game i hope he rots in prison and the mother is no better

  17. Many of these comments really show that most people are judging before they see the whole evidence.
    I had my ass whooped growing up. This was easy compared to what I seen done to me. But I must say that after my mother cried to me when I was grown because society brainwashed her into thinking she was wrong, I have come to the conclusion that it is exactly this thinking that made her cry!
    I deserved every whooping I ever got. And maybe she did go overboard, but she did it because she was frustrated and she loved me.
    Shame on the people that think we should just let our kids run wild and do as they like without any consequences. 
    I truly believe what my parents did is what kept me on the right path of obedience and out of jail all of my life.

  18. I think we  should not punish our kids and let them grow up thinking that society owes them something.
    Not once did I hear anyone ask what she did to provoke her parents.
    Seems to me we heard one side of the story.
    And what kinda of excuse is it that she is disabled? Who cares if she is being disobidient.

  19. Bravo Hillary and Youtube!  Mainstream Media would never cover this without Youtube exposing it first.  With all this exposure there is no way this judge won’t fall.

    Go to HawaiiCorruption.wordpress.com and see the cover up and malacious prosecution done to a victim of attempted murder by an associate of a judge.  See and hear recordings of everyone involved as we continue to update this event.

  20. This is horrific and I hope the judge is arrested for child abuse, but I’m also appalled at the author’s introduction to this article, implying what, exactly…that this kind of stuff happens in no other state but Texas?  Like, oh, for example, the story recently in Milwaukee about the woman who killed a pregnant mother and CUT her unborn fetus out of the dead woman’s womb…?  Must’ve been Milwaukee, Texas, I guess, since bad people doing bad things never happens anywhere else.

  21.  How can we let someone
    like him be a family judge? Your right she doesn’t deserve to be in that house,
    she deserve much better. I am so proud of her for standing up to him and taping
    what was going on, may god be with you.

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