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. cutedog2

    As if he cares.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joy

    WOW! How privillaged he is!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Caty

    This news is nothing short of horrifying. I sincerely wish we could exterminate parental rights and put this child in the arms of a loving couple who would give him/her a chance at breaking the cycle. Ugh- how awful. Obviously we know who the Dad is and the fact that this woman has been sleeping with him tells me everything I need to know about her ability to properly parent a child- especially a 'special needs' one who will likely need a lot of extra care given their genetic cirumstance.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jenny

    probly a lie like everything else..he just wants to be interviewed again.....and we'll do it.....

    October 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. donna

    Congratulations to the happy couple! This is such an exciting time!! We're all thankful and overjoyed at the news of your upcoming family member. May you both find parenthood a wonderful and rewarding experience. All the very best

    October 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chae

      Huh- really! You're kidding right?

      October 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Foodpimp

      Obvious Troll is successful. 8/10. Respondant should feel ashamed.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caty

      I don't think she's a troll- I think she was making an extremely sarcastic remark that actually sincerely expressed her view of this story.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gagnon Funkhouser

    Pusillanimous, cowardly vermin

    October 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. popcorn

    This kid is rich and knows how to win POKER in CASINO...

    October 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chae

    who freakin cares! The media is giving this jerk too much coverage. He should be erased from society!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caty

      It speaks to a larger issue than the fact that he has impregnated someone.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lola

    The mere thought of his being a father is disturbing and disgusting. Congigal visits for a kidnapper/murder??? How painful for Natalee's family!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. KB

    You mean she's still alive?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. paulm5545

    Well, we certainly know what kind of man van der Sloot is, but holy crap, what kind of woman is Leidi? What a legacy to give your child. How do you explain his conviction to the little one when he/she starts asking about daddy?

    Proof positive – there is someone for everyone.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mammy Patinkin

    It's nice to see Joran getting a little action.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DC

    Child support is really going to take a chunk of change out of his prison salary. Does she get 2 cigarettes a month or 3?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • LusciousDC


      October 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. 2 interested

    What a dope

    October 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Evenstar13

    Wonderful! Peru in all their wisdom is allowing the propagation of a psychotic gene cesspool.

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