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 ( ) 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