November 3, 2011 in Nation/World

Investigation into beating video begins

Associated Press
 

PORTLAND, Texas – Police launched an investigation Wednesday into a Texas family law judge whose daughter posted a YouTube video of him savagely beating her with a belt during a tirade several years ago when she was a teenager.

The nearly 8-minute video, which had been viewed more than 600,000 times since it was uploaded last week, shows Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams lashing his then-16-year-old daughter in the legs more than a dozen times and growing increasingly irate while she screams and refuses to turn over on a bed to be beaten.

Hillary Adams said her father became irate after she was caught illegally downloading media files. She said she feels some regret over posting the video, but that she hopes it will spur him to seek help.

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