CALGARY -- A woman who admitted to fleeing the country with her young son six years ago pleaded guilty in a Lethbridge courtroom Friday.

The woman, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban, was accused of kidnapping her 11-month-old son in January 2014.

The pair evaded authorities for three years, travelling through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize before they were finally caught in the summer of 2017.

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The woman was arrested by local authorities when she did not produce the proper immigration documents.

A Lethbridge judge ruled, under the Hague Convention, the woman's Charter rights were breached when she was arrested in Belize and returned to Canada.

The woman pleaded guilty to breaching a Canadian court order during Friday's hearing.

She was given a two-year conditional sentence.

The boy is now in the custody of his father.