A Cumberland County man appeared in court on charges that he beat young boys left in his care.
County records show Richard Scarlett, 40, sexually assaulted one of them and refused to feed them for long periods of time. State police say the abuse started in 2008 and ended in 2012. The boys are now 11 and 13 years of age. Scarlett is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of simple assault and one count of indecent assault.