The state Department of Social Services may decide June 17 whether an Artesia facility for developmentally disabled adults should be closed permanently. The 29-bed facility, Robinson Residential Care, 13432 S. Gridley Road, was closed two months ago following allegations that patients had been sexually abused by a male employee.
A subsequent investigation of the facility by the Social Services Department found numerous violations and resulted in a temporary suspension of owner Paul Robinson's operating license.
Robinson also operates three smaller facilities for disabled adults, all in the city of Orange. Although none of those facilities have been closed, the regulatory agency is investigating them.
"Any time questions arise about one facility, it is a normal course to examine all facilities under that licensee," said Kathleen Norris, a Sacramento-based spokeswoman for the Social Services Department. The future of Robinson's three Orange County facilities also will be debated at the June hearing.