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. Laurie in Spokane

    I care nothing about the murderous dad, or seemingly flaky mom, it's the child that's going to suffer through no fault of his/hers.

    What I don't understand why conjugal visits are allowed – anywhere.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stephen

    All you crazy lefties and libs...

    Care to put aside your objections towards waterboarding in his case?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • exCONsrvt

      Pfft. I'm a left lib and I would have neutered him long ago

      October 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    Allowing unsupervised visits with a man that's killed more than one woman... smaaart

    October 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • ziggy2003

      His parents got money, somebody got paid-off....

      October 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jamielee

    "Leidi" apparently is seeking her 15 minutes of fame.
    Totally pathetic.
    This makes me wonder how often prisoners impregnate or become impregnated during conjugal visits to prisoners. Do women purposely become pregnant in prison?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HJon

    Leidy Figueroa Uceda is the name of the girl. CNN can't even get their story right.

    It is not even 100 percent sure if the baby is Van der Sloot the girl said

    October 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. popcorn

    This movie was inspired by TAKEN..... Kidnapping and extortion.

    This kid sold rich girl into slave. He gambles money. He sons now get his million dollar inherence from his family and him. The son will run the same business as his father. Kill white girls, casino, and make money.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kim

    Wow this is news I could of did without uhm he's probably looking for attention. Wow crazy just crazy.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. creative36

    Women like bad boys. This reinforces my theory that the reasons that there are so many trouble makers in the world is because women can't keep their legs closed to the bad boys. Their offspring carries that bad boy gene. But hey, I guess that's just nature. Embrace it.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dina

    Does anyone realize that he is serving 27 years for murder and, if convicted of extortion, he could serve 25 years. That is only 2 years less than a sentence for murder! Seriously?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. davecu

    I have always maintained that mutts of this guy's caliber aught to be neutered lest the breed.
    Poor kid.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Michelle

    So for now the pro-lifers are rooting this baby on, so the little innocent soul can have a chance a life. 20 years from now after the innocent baby developes the mental illnesses that runs in the van der Sloot family and goes on a murdering spree, pro-lifers will be screaming for capital punishment. Pro-life seems to only care about the span between conception to birth, after that it's every man (err, baby) for himself.

    This is one case where abortion is not just justified, but should be required. Like we need more insane people in this world.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. You've God to be kidding

    He needs to marry Leidi or he risks burning for eternity!! Holy matrimony is the only way to save all 3 of them!! or he can just accept Jesus has his savior & he'll be good to go.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Snacklefish

    It's a shame they don't schedule some conjugal visits with his prisonmates.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. x

    Well, when your life is in the gutter, sometimes insanity is your best option.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. truthiness

    HE is a cold calculating psycopath. He is smart too. This was done to secure citizenship in Chile. After his 28 years are up the US Gov't has indicated they will extradite him to face charges associated with the $25K swindle done to Beth Holloway. Chile will not extradite him if he is a a citizen.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      All of that never occurred to me. I think you are smarter than the average bear, truthiness!

      October 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ice T

      In 25 years we'll care even less than we do now .. I only hope the Holloways get some piece of this guy by then if not sooner.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sun DeLay

      How did Chile get involved in this?

      October 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
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