Judge's daughter: I hope video makes dad get help

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Associated Press

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM

PORTLAND, Texas (AP) — The 23-year-old daughter of a Texas family law judge says she feels some regret about posting online video of him lashing her with a belt several years ago but that she hopes it forces him to get help.

The clip posted last week on YouTube shows Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams lashing his then-teenage daughter more than a dozen times in the legs.

Hillary Adams told The Associated Press on Wednesday that her father was angry because she illegally downloaded media files and that she set up the camera because she "knew something was about to happen."

The judge told Corpus Christi television station KZTV on Wednesday that the video "looks worse than it is."

Police launched an investigation after receiving calls from concerned citizens.

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