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Omarion Humphrey's foster care agency under fire for past violations in Tuesday's court hearing

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It's the fifth day of searching for missing nine year old Omarion Humphrey. He's been living with a foster family since February, with one other foster child. And at a court hearing on Tuesday, the agency who placed him came under fire.

Monica Beylis, court-appointed attorney for Omarion Humphrey pressed foster care work, Geneva Harvey for answers to the living conditions of the missing 9 year-old boy.

"Before Omarion was placed with this foster family, had there ever been complaints of improper supervision about this foster mother?" Beylis said.

Harvey said, "Yes."

"How many?"

"I believe there was one."

After hearing that answer, Beylis demanded to know if the complaint meant his unnamed foster family should have been allowed to continue caring for Omarion.

"The licensing unit would have to answer that," Harvey said.

TV5’s I-Team reached out to Alternatives to see if Geneva Harvey would be available today for an interview but were told she wasn't in the office.

And it turns out there are more questions about this agency.

In documents obtained by the I-Team, the state slapped Alternatives with four violations during a 2013 investigation.

The violations include not following policy and procedures and violating foster care courtesy supervision policy when they placed a child with out of state relatives.

They were also dinged for not following child placing agency reporting requirements...and not adhering to the family team meeting rule when they placed a child out of Michigan.

It is unclear if any of these violations relate directly to Omarion.

To get a response about the investigation in 2013, we reached out to Alternative's CEO and we were told she wasn't available either.

The judge in the ongoing dispute over Omarion and his siblings' custody ordered Alternatives to produce a report about his disappearance and foster family. Which means more answers may be coming.

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