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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

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