Judge suspended in video beating returns to bench

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Texas judge shown in a video beating his teenage daughter in 2004 returns to the bench this week after the Texas Supreme Court lifted his suspension.

The justices reinstated Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams on Tuesday. That was a year after the court suspended him when a video of him beating of his daughter became an Internet sensation.

Aransas County District Clerk Pam Heard tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that Adams is scheduled to preside over the next regular court-at-law docket in Rockport on Wednesday.

However, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will no longer present him with cases involving violence with children.

Adams doesn't come up for re-election until 2014. The sheriff's office says it will enhance security the day he returns to work.


Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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