Mom, boyfriend get 6 months in case where 3 children found alone in filthy Lake Stevens house

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LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — A man and a woman have been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty in a case involving three young children found alone in a filthy house in Lake Stevens.

The Daily Herald of Everett reports ( ) that Amanda Foley and Mark Dorson already have served nearly all their jail time.

They pleaded guilty Wednesday in Everett District Court to three counts of third-degree abandonment of a dependent person, a gross misdemeanor.

They were accused of leaving three children — ages 7, 3, and 10 months — alone in a house that lacked heat or a working toilet and was littered with garbage. Court papers say a nurse told investigators that the infant boy found in a soiled diaper was hypothermic.

Prosecutors say the little boy, now 16 months old, and his siblings are expected to make a full recovery.

Officials say Foley is the mother of all three; Dorson is the father of the youngest.

Lake Stevens police rescued the children Jan. 31 after receiving a tip.

Here are some earlier Q13 FOX News stories on this case:

— 3 Lake Stevens children found with no food, surrounded by animal feces in home; parents arrested

Police video shows inside of filthy Lake Stevens house where 3 children were found alone

‘You just broke up a family’: Lake Stevens couple accused of leaving kids in filthy house respond (VIDEO)

From house of filth to home of love, rescued kids hope to stay together with new family


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  • Meka

    You’ve got to be kidding me SIX MONTHS is all these KIDS are worth! These pieces of SHIT ass parents deserve to sit in there YEARS and rot away. They never deserve to have those kids back. Truly pissed at the outcome of this. so courts dont care about kids lifes anymore?

  • Nancy

    Pathetic! These two needed to go away for years! Come on “justice system”!Where is the justice for these children?

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