Mom, boyfriend get 6 months in case where 3 children found alone in filthy Lake Stevens house
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 (http://is.gd/7qrj1a ) 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: