"Conservative values" Texas judge beats daughter

ROCKPORT, Texas - Shocking video surfaced recently showing Republican Aransas County Judge William "Bill" Adams battering his physically disabled 16-year-old daughter Hillary Adams. According to Hillary's YouTube page, she has suffered from cerebral palsy since birth. The 2004 incident followed Hillary's usage of the Internet to download video games without her father's permission.

In the video, Adams can be seen ordering his wife to remove a toddler from the room before turning off the lights and beating Hillary over 10 times across her legs and back with a belt while the daughter lies cradled in the fetal position crying. Judge Adams can be heard ordering his daughter to "lay down! I'll spank you in the f***ing face!" during the beating. The judge then leaves the room, apparently to retrieve another belt before yelling "I never got mah lick in oh 'er...I'll beat you into submission!" and continuing the beating. The judge then continues to verbally abuse his daughter for several minutes, threatening physical abuse for future "disobedience."

Hillary's mother can be seen in the video acting as a less-active participant in the abuse. According to Hillary's YouTube posting, her mother was also a victim of the judge's domestic abuse. Hallie G. Adams divorced her husband in 2007 after 21 years of marriage.

Adams came to the bench in 1998 by defeating Democrat Robert Shellenberger with 67% of the vote. The east Texas county of Aransas has a population of around 23,000. According to the Aransas County Republican Party's website, its mission is to "promote conservative values." During his 1998 campaign, Adams pledged to institute youth guidance programs that would involve retirees. Calls and emails to Adams and to the chair and vice-chair of the Aransas County Republican Party were unreturned by the time of this publication.

Shawna Willing, director of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct, told the People's World that Texas law prohibits the disclosure of any information regarding potential commission investigations before the commission has rendered an opinion. Thus far, the commission has not taken any formal disciplinary action against Judge Adams.

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  • Typical Texas conservative. I hope he get a taste of his own medicine but the Good Ol' Boy Texas injustice system would never let that happen.

    Posted by David, 11/03/2011 8:09pm (3 years ago)

  • "This has NOTHING to do with Conservative values!"

    You think so?

    It stems directly from the values taught by James Dobson.


    "Dobson's manual, Dare to Discipline, read like a manifesto for domestic violence when it finally appeared in 1970. He urged parents to beat their young children, preferably with a "neutral, object" such as a belt or a rod, lest they turn into drug-addled longhairs. He also advised administering a healthy spanking every now and again." A little bit of pain goes a long way for a young child," Dobson wrote. "However, the spanking should be of sufficient magnitude to cause the child to cry genuinely. "

    Posted by Mike, 11/03/2011 7:14pm (3 years ago)

  • Give me 10 minutes with that judge and my belt!!

    Posted by charlie, 11/03/2011 6:00pm (3 years ago)

  • This is so sick. This guy should be fired immediately and disbarred. He should also go to jail. What a sick disgusting animal.

    Posted by Josh, 11/03/2011 1:38pm (3 years ago)

  • This is so sick, now it makes you wonder why laws are not tough, its to protect themselves, i hope they arrest this guy and put him in prison

    Posted by Anita , 11/03/2011 1:23pm (3 years ago)

  • This man is a sadistic pervert and the mother is just as guilty. Parents are supposed to protect their children, not be monsters the child needs protection from. What sickos. He should be thrown in jail with the people he put in jail. Then they could use belts while he lays on his belly then he can talk about how it wasn't really that bad.
    As far as the statue of limitations, i'm sure he's done this again since the video, that could show what he's capable of.

    Posted by Val, 11/03/2011 11:16am (3 years ago)

  • The fact that this person is a Republican or Democrat has nothing to do with his terrible actions.

    I know lots of people on both sides who are good as well as some who are bad.

    Stop trying to connect dots that aren't there.

    Posted by Lulula Mahalo, 11/03/2011 10:25am (3 years ago)

  • Scumbag conservative. I hope he gets hit by lightning and bursts into flames.

    Posted by Trailer Trash, 11/03/2011 8:41am (3 years ago)

  • This has NOTHING to do with Conservative values! That POS AND his wife are nothing but trash! He needs off the Bench and disbarred, as well as some long jailtime!

    That goes for Mommy Dearest as well!

    The video made me sick to my stomach.

    Posted by Deb, 11/03/2011 8:15am (3 years ago)

  • this judge should be charged period and his ex wife.
    god how sick is sick and he rules on a bench. give me a break. glad his daughter showed this and hope she cansue the heck out of him

    Posted by granny, 11/03/2011 5:19am (3 years ago)

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