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. Karrie

    How hard up do you have to be to sleep with THAT? Pity the poor child.

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

      well, she is in prison, so ....... hard up really isn't a consideration....

      October 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Humanity4All

    CNN how is this a headline. This man is killed an innocent American teenager.

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


      CNN how is this a headline. This man is killed an innocent American teenager.

      How stupid is this ?
      The poster says.......CNN how this this a headline,
      then goes on to say why it "IS" a headline.
      Too many morons and idiots allowed to post.
      Does this maroon think CNN will actually reply to the post ?

      October 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Juluka

    Poor child.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BermudaBound

    Since this woman was introduced to van der Sloot by another inmate, I'm thinking she's also from the shallow end of the gene pool.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fly

    I would have loved to be a fly on that wall. I wonder how the conversation went. Something like, "I didn't mean to kill her. She was just at the wrong place at the wrong time, you know? She wasn't my type. But since you're here and we're alone, do you want to bone and carry my love child?"

    October 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. a disgrace

    now he can kill his own kids...

    October 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DV

    Great, a kid will be brought into this world and will have to live with the fact that his father went around killing women

    Fantastic news

    October 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Disgruntled_girl

    "met van der Sloot in prison and became pregnant after an unsupervised visit " Nice place.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. michael

    Next thing she will be smuggling a file for him to cut through the bars, if she hasn't already...

    October 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cdt3

    Woody Harroldson's father was a murderer he was not.

    Had this guy paid the price of 5-10 years for manslaughter he would not have graduated to life in prison.

    Had his conservative judge father not thought only about the present instead of the future he would be getting out of prison already and moving on with his life after paying the price for a stupid mistake.

    Now he is in prison for life for a bigger mistake.

    Conservative people talk about personal responsibility then avoid making their friends or family or heroes be held responsible like Roger Clemens.

    I have had conservatives of every race key my car, break in to my car, break the window of a car after a fight they started, rip out the interior of my car with a fight, punch me to 4 or 5 start fights.

    An I have recieved 0 money from any 20 conservative destruction personally responsible for what they did.

    Conseratives Judges like van der Sloots father when anyone else would have killed Natalie Holloway would have stuck it to them. But never to their own.

    OJ Simpson another conservative man threw people under the bus to get off.

    This is the difference between peaceful people like MLK or win at any cost people people like OJ Simpson.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • brillow

      r... maybe you should get rid of that obama bumper sticker...

      October 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ali Baba

    I thought Peruvian prisons were suppose to be harsh. Guess not. Sounds like he is having alot of fun. I would think that the father of Fores would be making sure Urine was having a hard time.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rights

    Nicely played, his family obviously has money, The Grandchild will be well cared for using his inheritance. It's a beautiful thing!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pat in IL

    Disgustingly irresponsible of both partners. I feel very sorry for the poor child.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. writerscramp

    I hope everyone sees the main point here. He is a smart psycho with a very clever defense attorney in Peru, who obviously had to have arranged to sneak a woman into the prison for Joran to impregnate, because under Peruvian law, anyone who father's a child to a Peruvian citizen qualifies for Peruvian citizenship, therefore he can be immune from extradition to the USA and elsewhere. Very clever.

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

      That's not clever. A lawyer knowing the laws in their country is NOT clever. They just do their job to the fullest by sharing said knowledge with their psychopathic client. "Pregnant girlfriend" and the innocent baby are just two more victims to the psychopath's headcount. ALL psychopaths whether they kill or not destroy EVERY life they touch.

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

    What I am talking about is whats right. Not what is legal. If you want to talk point of law, you got me. if you want to talk about what is right, just and helps our scoiety, then you are way off base. Why would someone who has been convicted of any crime get to sleep with someone in prison. It is where one goes for punishment. If the crime is serious enough (murder), then remove that person from our earth – they haven't earned the right to stay.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Marler

      He deserves the death penalty. He is just plain evil.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ETW

      I agree. Why are prisoners allowed to knock someone up so taxpayers can foot the bill for their kid? This is really screwed up.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • gf

      Can someone be in prison, be punished, and not have some of the same rights guaranteed to people outside? His freedom is taken away, his interaction with others severely restricted, and even those visits are limited to 1-2 times per month. Perhaps they should only do manual labor, locked away the rest of the time and eating only oatmeal and canned fruit & vegetables, perhaps some "just add water" scrambled eggs?

      Perhaps the question is "What is the idea of punishment with prison"? Which part is punishment, and what rights is that supposed to take away? And, what is the objective in the long run?

      There should be punishment ... but we should not turn people into caged animals.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
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