When Victor is exonerated, Jack frames Adam for the plot, and Adam is arrested. Heather notices that Adam's eyesight is beginning to fail; Victor is at first suspicious, but soon realizes that Adam's condition is real.
Adam's mother Hope had also gone blind and the doctors warned the couple when Hope was pregnant, that the baby might inherit this blindness gene as well.
Adam steals Sharon's baby and passes it off as Ashley's.
Adam elopes with the unsuspecting Sharon soon, and then they get into a plane crash.
Victor fires and disowns him, once again referring to his son as Adam.