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Judge Accused of Beating Could Have Suspension Lifted

Judge waives right to appeal sanction

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012  |  Updated 10:10 AM CDT
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Judge Accused of Beating Could Have Suspension Lifted

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A video uploaded to YouTube allegedly shows a Texas judge beating his daughter.

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A Texas family law judge suspended since his daughter released a video of him beating her with a belt several years ago when she was a teenager has waived his right to appeal a sanction from the state.

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a public warning to Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams last month, but the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that the commission's director says she was in the process Tuesday of filing a motion with the Texas Supreme Court to lift Adams' suspension.

Director Seana Willing says Adams could have faced a more severe sanction if he appealed.

She says the court could act within a week or two. Adams could not be reached for comment, but has been on paid suspension since November.

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