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. mikeinmiami

    The guy's a psychpath, a double murderer, doing 28 years, unshaven, funny looking, and he's still getting more tail than I am.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dbaktx

    I thought he was the one that was supposed to be getting impregnated in prison.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jon hinge

    Need to make "girlfriend" ABORT immediately

    October 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Timmytown

    He will be a father – but he won't be a Dad.

    Big difference....

    October 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Demon spawn.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. j0eschm0e

    my only guess is that they allow women to visit is to keep the population from turning gay and raping each other. still it isnt right for him to be allowed to father a child. the woman must be as pshycho as the rest of them.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BDfromNJ

    I guess the tax payers will pay for this kid.... Way to go

    October 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kite005

    What kind of prison is he in? I suppose he orders gourmet dinners and wines and dines the girls.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SideOfBacon

    based on how the story is written, it sounds like she is possibly in serving time as well. real winners these parents are going to be for their offspring.

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

      She is not serving time...she was most likely visiting another inmate. They met thru another inmate.

      October 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • jennygirl

      she is serving inmates, not time.

      October 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • brewster

      I think she is just a prison groupie. It's not a mixed prison. Oddly enough, lots of women were writing him in prison.

      October 8, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • brewster

      Just a prison groupie. Not a mixed prison. Oddly enough he has a lot of women pen-pals.

      October 8, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • CS


      October 9, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. TheOriginalMe

    You have to be Peruvian to become pregnant of a serial women killer ... it's just amazing.

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

    I don't think I've ever seen a bigger transformation from good-looking boy to a twenty something man looking like a seriously evil incarnate...Joran wears his evil on his face...

    October 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chef Sun

    First abort the feotus if there really is one, then abort Van der Sloot. Only consolation is that he isn't using up US tax dollars in a Peruvian prison.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • jon hinge

      You got it right, I'd do it myself if I had a good coat hanger

      October 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Danny

    They should have hung him long ago

    October 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      you mean they should have hung him when he was not charged with any crime yet .. yeah . that's the law

      October 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bohica

    He's not a father. He's the sperm donor.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Fred E.

    Wow, a father. That's surprising, considering he probably spends most of his time in the female role now days.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
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