An Erie man charged with pouring scalding water on a mentally disabled man under his care, will spend up to five years in jail.  

On Thursday, Akeem Nixon, 27, was sentenced two-and-a-half to five years in prison on charges of neglect and aggravated assault.

He must also spend 10 years on probation.

It happened last June, at Lakeshore Community Services in Erie.

The victim was hospitalized for 17 days, after suffering second-degree burns on more than 20% of his body.

At the time, Nixon worked as a direct support aide at the residential home for the intellectually disabled.

Judge John Garhart also ordered that Nixon be forbidden to serve as a caregiver ever again.