Report: Joran van der Sloot to become a father behind bars
Joran van der Sloot is behind bars serving time for the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru.
October 8th, 2012
10:16 AM ET

Report: Joran van der Sloot to become a father behind bars

It appears Joran van der Sloot is about to add a new role to his résumé - father.

Van der Sloot became well-known around the world for the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru and for being arrested twice, but never charged, in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

Now the Dutch citizen may be preparing to welcome a new child into the world while he is serving 28 years in a Peruvian prison for Flores' death, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, which says it confirmed the news over the phone with van der Sloot himself.

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The mother, identified only as "Leidi" by the newspaper, met van der Sloot in prison and became pregnant after an unsupervised visit with the jailed 28-year-old, the paper said.

Van der Sloot's lawyer said he did not confirm the pregnancy, as stated by the newspaper. But Maximo Altez told Mayra Cuevas of "In Session" that Leidi is registered as van der Sloot’s girlfriend at Piedras Gordas Prison and they have had conjugal visits. Van der Sloot can receive visitors once or twice a month. Altez says he met Leidi in prison through another inmate.

This isn't the first time rumors have swirled around van der Sloot's love life since he's been in the spotlight. Earlier reports that he was getting married behind bars were knocked down as false.

Van der Sloot admitted to killing Flores, 21, in his Lima hotel room in 2010. The judges gave him a sentence two years short of the 30-year maximum. They ordered that he be expelled from Peru at the end of his sentence and required him to pay about $74,500 in reparations to Flores' relatives.

Van der Sloot confessed to robbery in addition to murder, admitting that he stole Flores' belongings, including more than $300 in local currency, credit cards and the victim's van as a means to leave the country. He fled to Chile and was arrested a few days later.

Another van der Sloot attorney, Jose Luis Jimenez, has said that his client was under special stress the day of the 2010 murder, which marked five years after Holloway, an 18-year-old from Alabama, disappeared while vacationing on Aruba.

Investigators have said they believe van der Sloot killed Flores after she found something related to the Holloway case on his computer while visiting him in his hotel room. The two met while van der Sloot was in Lima for a poker tournament.

He was caught in a taxi near the Chilean central coastal city of Vina del Mar.

Holloway's body has not been found, and no one has been charged in relation to the case in Aruba.

Natalee's mom to van der Sloot: 'I can't close the book'

In June 2010, a federal grand jury in Alabama indicted van der Sloot after allegations that he tried to extort $250,000 from Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway. Van der Sloot offered to provide what turned out to be bogus information about the whereabouts of Holloway's remains in exchange for the money, according to the indictment.

He was allegedly given $25,000, which authorities say he used to travel to Peru for the poker tournament.

If found guilty of extortion, he could be sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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  1. Teresa

    They should have castrated him instead off giving that monster conjugal visited.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • PhantomGoat

      Punishment wouldn't even come close to fitting the crime as he hasn't been charged with raping anyone.

      Would you also suggest that we execute traffic light violators?

      October 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dubaya

      Okay Phantom...let's just kill him and skip the castration. That way it will fit the crime right??

      October 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ernesto

      absolutely !!, castrate !!

      October 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • AM

      Well I say let the punishment fit the crime. Death at the hands of that poor girl's family. Get what you give. He brutally and physically MURDERED that girl.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eric

    Now THAT wouls make a reality show.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Boogie

    he gets laid twice a month? that's awesome...I didn't know that's what I had to do to get laid...silly me...better go sharpen my axe!

    October 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. KevininPHX

    Just goes to show you, anyone, ANYONE can get laid.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pbernasc

    Ever considered the fact that by becoming a father of Peruvian child, from a Peruvian mother he might get not to be extradited to the US?

    October 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      Is she Peruvian? Maybe she will appear on Piers Morgan and give us the scoop.

      October 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. James Bond

    Maybe we will get lucky, and he kills her during a conjugal visit. one can dream

    October 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • dontdoit

      Based on the subject of this article, he already got lucky ...

      October 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Brad76

    Who in their right mind would touch that? Goodness....

    October 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. PO'd

    Go figure! I haven't gotten laid for months, and this mofo gets the ladies no sweat. Guess being a nice guy ain't worth $#!t...

    October 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • local

      Have your mommy rent you one like his did.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chip

    I would have that could only happen in America?

    October 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. not_a_bs_fan

    So much for Castro Castro being considered to be one of the worse places to be imprisoned the world. He kills flores in cold blood, but can do pretty much he wants as long as he has cash$$$. Disgusting....no other word to describe it!

    October 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. NoWayJose

    If ever there was an argument for abortion, this is it. How this guy gets 'unsupervised visits' with women is completely beyond comprehension.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rose

    I was married to a man like him, same nationality. He died in prison. My son grew up to be like him (without a conscience). These people should NEVER be allowed to breed!

    October 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • local

      nor should you.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tonita

      Well, what can we say? You picked him and made a kid with him. In your next life, choose better, please.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Wojo

    Keep giving this turd more media time. It's bad enough that he's enjoying himself while serving his sentence. Add insult to injury by keeping us informed.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. GG

    He should get unsupervised visit's with Natalie Holloway's dad.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • AM

      If her dad can't get there, I volunteer

      October 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • biff mcguzzle

      Good one-had to laugh.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. David

    Seems like everyday, I read something along the lines of this story, and everyday it just re-affirms by belief in the death penalty.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      not sure what death penalty has to do with this ... are you jealous he is a father? even in the US, he would have not sentenced to death penalty .... what are you talking about ?

      October 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Ditto

      October 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      @pbrenasc. Thank you for re-affirming of what I have always known, that half the world is duuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

      October 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      WHY IS IT ONLY THE STUPID REPRODUCE?
      THIS DEGENERATE SHOULD BE CASTRATED !!!

      October 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      u r right .. now let's see what half part are you in ..
      You still haven't explained what the death penalty has to do with this .. even in the U, this guy would have not been sentenced to death, since there is no pre-meditated murder , st worst he would get life without parole ... so what are you talking about ?

      October 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      This has everything to do with the death penalty. While paying to keep him alive (don't give me the crap that it takes more $$ to kill him – if it was done right, after one appeal within a couple of years it most certainly wouldn't) someone citizen I'm sure is going to eventually pay to help the "woman" he knocked up and the kid. It is prison. No conjugal visits should be allowed. A cell, a couple book, exercise, some sort of work that benefits someone outside prison and meals is the most this guy should get. He killed someone – punish him.

      October 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      by the way: castration is illegal .. in any decent country, but in China or Russia .. oh wait .. communism is the future

      October 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      Tom, your opinion is not the law, the law, is the law, and the law in Peru is none of your business, IN the USA, sure your business, funny is that conjugal visit are allowed to in the USA to death row inmates, so .. educate yourself.

      Also, nothing you said explain what this had to do with the death penalty. He was not tried for a pre-meditated murder so .. even in the USA he would not get the death penalty.
      And even in the USA he would get conjugal visit ...
      so, dude, what are you talking about ?

      October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
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