GOLDSBORO -

A woman tells us her developmentally disabled son was beaten with a belt twice in the past year at a Wayne County adult facility he stays at.


Jeannie Humphrey of Pink Hill said Nova Behavioral Facility in Goldsboro sent her pictures of cuts and bruises on her 31-year-old son's back after he was allegedly beaten by a facility employee Sunday night.

"When I got the pictures, I said 'oh my God.' I can't believe this happened again," Jeannie Humphrey said.

Humphrey's son, Joshua Robinson, has been a live-in patient at Nova Behavioral in Goldsboro for almost fifteen years. Humphrey said he was beat with a belt by another employee last fall.


According to Humphrey, both employees have been fired since the incidents, but she's still concerned for her son's safety.

"I'm scared they're going to call me one day and tell me my son's dead because a staff member is not doing his job."

Nova could not be reached for comment.
Humphrey said she is already looking into a new facility for her son to stay at.