December 7, 2012
William Adams, the Texas judge who was suspended last year after a nearly 8-minute video from 2004 of him beating his then 16-year old, disabled daughter with a whip for downloading music off the Internet surfaced on YouTube, has been reinstated to his previous position. Adams was never prosecuted for the crime because too much time (7 years) had passed to bring criminal charges against the judge. His 2013 salary will be cut 1.6% to $144,000 and he “may no longer preside over the physical domestic abuse cases that previously comprised much of his court docket.”
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1. I can't find any reference, in the linked articles, to the daughter being disabled. 2. It was a belt, not a "whip". 3. Apparently, between the time the assault occurred, and the posting of the video, neither his daughter, nor his ex-wife, reported this event to anyone, which would explain the lack of prosecution in the intervening eight years.
Having said that, however, one has to wonder if the Texas commission on judicial performance's standard for acceptable judicial conduct is "hasn't actually been prosecuted criminally"...
Posted by: Richard Gould-Saltman | Dec 10, 2012 3:58:09 PM
Between enough time the attack happened, and the publishing of it clip, neither his daughter.
Posted by: Children Playgroup | Dec 14, 2012 9:21:00 PM