A white South Carolina restaurant manager has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for enslaving a black worker with an intellectual disability for five years, forcing him to work more than 100 hours a week without pay and frequently beating him with a belt, the Justice Department said Thursday.

On one occasion, according to the Department of Justice, Bobby Paul Edwards, the manager of J&J Cafeteria in Conway, South Carolina, “dipped metal tongs into hot grease and burned the victim’s neck” for failing to deliver fried chicken to the buffet quickly.

Edwards “yelled at the victim and used racial slurs to belittle and demean him,” the Justice Department said in announcing the sentencing.

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