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.

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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. banasy©

    Why is he being granted conjugal visits?
    And what self-respecting woman would *want* to be with him?

    October 8, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      The only conjugal visit he should get should be from"Bubba"

      October 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      another ignorant BUBBA comment....
      Van Der Sloot is 1ft+ taller than the average inmate... he IS BUBBA and has shown it since he got there... he has attacked other inmates AND guards too...

      October 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lindajoy54

    This is outrageous! Why would they allow him visits like this and what woman in her right mind would ever want to be with this guy?

    October 8, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      because he has balls ... you don't get it, do you ? yeah ... why am I not surprised?

      October 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 1amazed1

    Why on earth do they allow conjugal visits? He must be in a weak weak prison for that to happen. And now the lucky mother will be on welfare because her man is in prison. Loose loose situation all the way around just because some weak administrator gave him conjugal visits. What a joke.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      This is Peru we are talking about here. Not Texas.

      October 8, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. kathleen burgess

    What kind of baby coddling prisons they got in peru and where the hell is social services they need to yank this child from its mother the second its born.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      of course, because you are a better mother .. yes and you American freedom lover think her freedom to be a mother is not granted cause she is not kissing up to you ... man what shortsighted brain dead girl you are

      October 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Reflecto

    Why isn't this guy swinging from the end of a rope? He has murdered two young women. How many more does he get to kill before he is executed?

    October 8, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      Peru doesnt execute... he will be out of jail in about 5 years

      October 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • J. Davis in Knoxville, TN

      There is no capital punishment in Peru because it is a Roman Catholic country and that church does not believe in capital punishment. Personally I think this crook needs to be "fixed" so he cannot father any other poor children. He will get his reward in the end!

      October 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jaded787

    Oh yeah fab idea lets have a known murderer alone with a woman....sounds sensible to me...NOT. And to think his genes will be passed down is enough to make me puke.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cait

      They should have cut 'it' off–CREEP!!

      October 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bob

    They need to rethink what prison is supposed to be. Better yet put this idiot to death.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      yeah ignorant americans telling Peru a country THOUSANDS of years older and wiser than america

      October 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hadenuffyet

      bspurloc..... pretzel logic, they are so far advanced than the US , remember that while riding your donkey cart.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Guest User

    Wow – this girl has amazing taste in men! What a winner.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      he he love knows no boundaries

      October 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • CarolinaKate

      In this case, love has no brains

      October 9, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ariana

    I don't think many states allow convicted murderers to have conjugal visits anymore but some certainly used to, less than 40 years ago. Tex Watson who was part of the Manson family and killed multiple persons fathered 4 children behind bars. How disgusting is that?

    October 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BH

    Tequila and a carton of marlboros for the mom Stat. – Stifle that offspring from the start.
    Two poor decisions can make a right.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Thomas

    poor kid....

    October 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jon

    Gee this is nice.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. seyedibar

    Think of the disturbing individual that would choose to have a child with an admitted rapist/murderer. It's frightening to think of that sort of person raising a child.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      I would guess that the woman is waiting for the highest bidder to pay for her abortion.

      October 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gman

    Stupidity is not illegal anywhere. How unfortuante for those of us with intellignece and common sense.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. lol

    hahah. VDS gets to be a daddy, and the Holloway parents never get a grandkid. ain't that funny? anyone else still against death penalties?

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

      Not I, I think he needs the same loving treatment that the cartels give their victims

      October 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • ogre12

      this boy is the enbodiment of evil the way I see it and I hope he never becomes known to this innocent child. It certainly serves no good thing to expose this innocent one to a monster even behind cage doors.

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

      Not anymore!

      October 9, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
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