Invisible Children

Hillary Adams

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

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In 2004, 16 year old Hillary Adams, who has cerebral palsy, was violently beaten by her homeschooling father as a punishment for downloading music online. Hillary secretly videotaped the beating but did not release the video until eight years later, when she felt compelled to do so because of her father’s role as a Texas family court judge.

Date: 2004
Location: Arkansas County, Texas

Documents: Date:
Viral Video of Aransas County Court Judge Beating Daughter 2011-11-02
“In his job, he would see terrible cases every day” 2011-11-27