- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico woman accused of abducting her three children and fleeing to England nearly 20 years ago will not serve any jail time.

KOAT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1r1neGD) that Eileen Clark pleaded guilty in the kidnapping case Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.

In exchange, she will receive a sentence of one year of probation.

Clark will be allowed to return to England, where her three adult children still live.

Authorities say Clark vanished with the children in 1995 from their Placitas home. A court battle resulting in her extradition began in 2008 after authorities learned she was in London.

Her attorneys say she was trying to get out of an abusive marriage.

Clark’s ex-husband, John Clark, says there was no abuse and he hopes to reconnect with his children.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html

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