Major trigger warning (If you choose to seek out the whole video, beware it can be a major trigger)http://www.newschannel10.com/story/15941316/child-abuse-video-surfaces-on-the-web
Amarillo, Texas----A YouTube video depicting a Texas judge beating his daughter is stirring up heat at local child advocacy centers all across the state and right here in the Panhandle.
The CASA advocacy center says beatings like the one in this video are more common than we think.
"We have had over 1400 confirmed cases of child abuse within the 7 counties we serve in the Panhandle," says CASA Development Director Valerie Fulkerson.
The video above was allegedly taken back in 2004 and depicts Aransas County Judge William Adams beating his then 16-year-old daughter, Hilary.
"Yes that's me," Adams said. "I lost my temper and spanked her. Her mother was there and she wasn't hurt. This was a long time ago."
Fulkerson says the video surfacing 7 years after the alleged attack is not uncommon.
"A lot of times these children suffered abuse for many years and she may have just gotten to the point to where she couldn't take it anymore," she said.
"I apologized to her," Adams said. "In my mind, I haven't done anything wrong but discipline my child."
Aadams has not been charged with any crime. The Texas Rangers and Rockport Police Department have taken over this case.