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In this March 17, 2005, photo Hillary Adams, the daughter of Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, practices the piano at her home in Rockport, Texas. Williams Adams told a Corpus Christi television station the video secretly recorded in 2004 looks “worse than it is.” The video shows Adams violently whipping his daughter, Hillary, in the legs more than a dozen times, while she screams and refuses to turn over on a bed to be beaten. (AP Photo/The Caller-Times, Rachel Denny Clow)

In this March 17, 2005, photo Hillary Adams, the daughter of Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, practices the piano at her home in Rockport, Texas. Williams Adams told a Corpus Christi television station the video secretly recorded in 2004 looks “worse than it is.” The video shows Adams violently whipping his daughter, Hillary, in the legs more than a dozen times, while she screams and refuses to turn over on a bed to be beaten. (AP Photo/The Caller-Times, Rachel Denny Clow)

Police investigate Texas judge over video beating

Police launched an investigation Wednesday into a Texas family law judge, William Adams, 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. (AP)