But, while her partner was arrested a few years ago and sentenced to life in jail, only to later hang himself, the 65-year-old mother managed to skip the country and had been allegedly on the run until Wednesday, when Interpol issued an international arrest warrant.
She was duly arrested by the National Police in whose custody she remained yesterday awaiting extradition to the UK.
Once in the UK she will face 29 charges of allegedly consenting to child abuse. According to police sources, the three daughters are now in their 40's and it was they who reported their alleged abusers to the police.
National Police sources said that, according to their British counterparts, the abuses of the young girls were continual. Irrespective of her age, the 65-year-old suspect, if found guilty as charged, could face spending the rest of her life in jail.
Last night she was understood to have been in police custody and will probably be extradited by the National Police this morning.