SC: White restaurant manager accused of enslaving black worker

Source: Fox News

“A white restaurant manager in South Carolina has been indicted for allegedly enslaving a black worker with development delays for five years and using physical abuse to force him to work as a buffet cook. The indictment unsealed Wednesday charged Bobby Paul Edwards, a 52-year-old manager at J&J Cafeteria in Conway, S.C., with one count of forced labor. Federal authorities accused Edwards of using force, threats and physical restraints to compel Christopher Smith, 39, to work at the restaurant from September 2009 to October 2014, the New York Post reported. An attorney for Smith filed a federal lawsuit in 2015 against Edwards, the restaurant and its owner, Ernest Edwards, who is the accused’s brother.” (10/12/17)