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Photo of Judge William Adams. (credit: aransascountytx.gov)

Photo of Judge William Adams. (credit: aransascountytx.gov)

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ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — The Texas judge seen viciously beating his then-teenage daughter in a video she posted on the Internet last year is expected to return to the bench Wednesday after a yearlong suspension.

The Texas Supreme Court lifted Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams’ suspension last week. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued Adams a public warning in September. His first docket was scheduled for Wednesday.

As Aransas County’s top judge, Adams dealt with at least 349 family law cases in the year before his suspension, nearly 50 of which involved state caseworkers seeking to determine whether parents were fit to raise their children. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will no longer file physical abuse cases in his court.

The video was viewed by millions on the Internet.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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