A video posted on October 27th has begun circulating amongst influencers and Reddit users online. In it, Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams allegedly beats his daughter senselessly with his belt because of using the internet to download music and games that were "unavailable for legal purchase at the time."
Warning: this video contains graphic violence and language.
According to the description, the video was uploaded by his daughter, Hillary Adams' shoehedgie account on YouTube. The account currently has only 6 other videos uploaded, some of which include her playing the piano:
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.
There has been no confirmation from William Adams as to the validity of this video. No one is identifiable in the video at all, but we're sure more details will arise as it goes viral online.
UPDATE: The Aransas County Court-At-Law posted a press released on their site this AM stating:
Judge Burt Mills has today announced that Aransas County is aware of the video posted on YouTube regarding County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, and the matter is now under review by the Police Department. Please refrain from communication with County offices or the Sheriff's Department on this matter until the review has been completed. Calls, emails, and faxes only create disruptions for other ongoing county business. The public's cooperation would be most appreciated.