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. retirednomore

    Jose Jimenez as a Peruvian lawyer? You gotta be kidding, right.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • 0Patrick0

      LOL. You do realize, retirednomore, that most commenters here aren't old enough to get that? But a good one, nonetheless. With Jose Jimenez as his lawyer, it's no wonder van der Sloot got 28 years!

      October 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ridiculous

    DISGUSTING, NAUSEATING. THE WOMAN WHO IS ALLEGEDLY PREGNANT IS MENTALLY ILL, OF COURSE.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. timeismoney

    They should have cut his balls off.

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

    Wow, what self respecting woman would go near this man?

    October 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      All the same women that would never be seen with YOU. Unlike you, he's EXCITING!

      October 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • kite005

      About as exciting as watching paint dry.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Go for it, Joe. After several years in prison, even you would look good.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dave

    Sorry Hillary, as long as women pull stuff like this, I will not vote for one to be President.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrTeflon

      And Hillary or Politics have exactly what to do with this Mr Troll?

      October 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sun DeLay

      So men don't do stupid stuff like this?

      October 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      wow.. really? Putting all women in the same category as this woman? Even though the woman seems incredibly crazy for having anything to do with this guy, I think she is still better than the guy who actually murdered someone. So, it seems to me the woman in this case is better than the guy in this case, so maybe we shouldn't have any guys for president, either. Perhaps we can have a robot as president.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      But you'd vote for a guy who pulls stuff like this? You probably voted for Hillary's Bill.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • LaLa

      Wait – you won't vote for a woman because one slept with a murderer ... but you will vote for a man despite the fact that the murderer is a man ? Wow. Best not vote at all given your ability to reason.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    Based on that picture, Brad Pitt plays him in the movie

    October 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. PhillCo24

    CNN, please don't put this mugs face as your main story!

    October 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Now that CNN knows what provokes you, you will see his picture more often on the front page news. Thank you for your input.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. glades2

    How can the families of his victims have any end to their mental anguish if the media continually brings up this man's life – doesn't the media realize how this stirs up many painful memories of the deceased, just when they might be starting to live their lives again?

    October 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      It's because this is what sells, Doll. Because people like us read it and comment on it. Everyone likes a train wreck.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Z666

    Mazel Tov

    October 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Nah, I doubt she was Jewish. More likely just a common shiksa.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. spunky

    If he puts a Peruvian child on the world and marries his Peruvian girlfriend, he is then eligible for citizenship. Peru does not extradite its own citizens. Perhaps his way of avoiding extradition?

    October 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Unless I'm missing something, he won't need to worry about extradition for 28 years.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. moto

    And this is news WHY? CNN attempts to make felons into celebrities..... gag me with a typewriter,

    October 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      You mean with the typewriter you're typing this comment on...to the article you just read?

      October 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. stephen douglas

    Wow – medical science breakthrough...How is it that another male inmate can be carrying a baby.....?

    October 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • LaLa

      I think Peruvian prisons might not be as segregated gender-wise as US prisons...

      October 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jason Vorhese

    Just in time for Halloween – Friday the 13th part 3 – spawn of Jason.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lamar in Dallas, TX

    LOL, This chick should consider herself lucky! Usually, this dude kills women before he even has a chance to get them pregnant!

    October 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Not necessarily.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ramon

    I haven't really read this article but just seeing an article written about this man, makes me sick. Why is a CNN reporter even waste time to write and update about this person is something I cannot understand unless he/she shares the same trait or loves what this person had done. DISGUSTING, PATHETIC article!

    October 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • de3support

      As a reminder about the horible events this man has created now he is bringing life into the world after he stolen two lives. To be honest this man should not be able to have kids at all. I can only imagine what the mother and family friends are thinking right now I would be livid

      October 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Because this is what sells, Ramon. You read it, we all read it, we all commented on it. Good media has something for everyone.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
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