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.

 2011: Video shows van der Sloot confessing that he killed woman

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. Kathryn Harlan

    Conjugal visits for a convicted woman killer not once but probably twice?? Seriously?? Ted Bundy would have loved prison in Peru!!

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

    This depraved murder's baby announcement does not belong on the top of CNN's home page. Pathetic that this idiot continues to get front page attention for whatever he does, even in prison. Just keep him in there.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Why not? It's the most important international news of the day!

      October 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Captian Obvious says...

      The article got your attention. It got your click. It got ad space on your computer (if you don't use blockers) and you even commented on it.

      You do understand how the media generates revenue, right? They don't care what is news. They care what people will click on and also not anger advertisers. just look at allt he comments. Expect this to be 'front page news' for a few days at least.

      Until the clicks slow down, that is. If you think a headline is no good, don't click it, don't read it, don't comment. That is the only way it will go away, assuming others agree with you. In this case, we don't.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • joni

      I cannot believe that CNN gives this idiot more publicity and a big photo of him, to boot! WHY?
      And why does he get conjucal visits? I am just sick about this, what about the families of both girls he killed? They must be so heart sick over his behavior! What low-life woman would even WANT to visit him in prison, much less get pregnant by him.
      Well, she will collect welfare and food stamps for this baby , who will have NO support from its Father! This is a joke. I am so disgusted.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mike

    NO NO NO! Great that is all we need. Another deranged lunatic's offspring on this planet.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seamusgirl

      Hold up! Not the Baby's fault! Careful, there are children (grown and little) of homicidal freaks. these kids never hurt anyone and should be considered separate. I understood your point and enjoyed a little sardonic laugh. but i felt this must be said.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Barb

    so now he gets citizenship and cannot be extradicted to US! Family money once again

    October 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. KCBuzzieBOi

    this is a sick joke right?

    October 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TheOriginalMe

    awww! she wanted a little peruvian psychopath

    October 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. J. Davis in Knoxville, TN

    I really feel sorry for this child. What terrible genes to be passing on to an innocent child. The mother of the child must be a low life as well.

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

    Who cares where that low life is dipping his wick. The stupid woman who visited him is to blame. Why is this news?

    October 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bbrooker88

    Van Der Sloot 3, World 0.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      HAHAHAHAHA!!! He should knows how to handle the goyim, doesn't he? I'm surprised he's not out of prison yet. He's probably having too good of a time there! HAHAHAHAHAHA! BRING HIM SOME MORE WOMEN!

      October 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jannynet

    Disgusting! How could any woman in her right mind even consider him worthy of her. SMH over and over again.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Observer

    Based on his history, if they had time alone then she is lucky he didn't kill her.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ken

    Peru is now, in my mind, and forever will be, a country of idiots.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sun DeLay

      Thank God your mind is small!!!

      October 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Professor

    Twice a month. VD is one smart cookie: If he got married it would be less than that and you can take that to the bank.....

    How IS the weather in Peru?

    October 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Seamusgirl

    Poor kid-to-be. Ewwwwwwwwww, the only way he could get any is in jail. The girls stand a chance there with armed guards.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Zoey

    Why is this even news? Who cares? I can just see the new daddy now, telling his baby the secrets of the universe.
    What depravity.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
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