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. patricia


    October 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Danni

    why is he still alive? Disgusting.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. patrick harris

    If I were Natalee's father, I would have a rusty knife ready for the day he got out of prison- he wouldn't take 10 steps out of that jail before I would cut his head off. And anyone who got in my way would also get cut.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Who, in their right mind would try to get in the way??????

      I can just see this kid – "who's my daddy?". Well son, you dad is the devil. Good luck with your life.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah, right

      Ooooohhhhh....lookee here – a real-live internet tough guy spewing his impotent, empty rage. Buddy, you wouldn't do sh!t.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DIEGO

    death penalty would have prevented this

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

    I feel sorry for the child. How lucky will they be to know the story of their family and it's existence...

    October 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gmc

    Just plain repulsive. I work with inmates and to have the same rights as law-abiding citizens is disqusting. She must be real winner.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mar

    this man gets to a father....the women he murdered will never get that chance

    October 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. T.rex

    I congratulate the young man... You see, he isn't all bad.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. twalk

    The woman that married him must have a few screws loose. I am sure he will be an excellent father and role model for the poor child. He should have been neutered when he went to prison.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dan

    Van der Sloot killed Natalie and then got her mother to give him $25,000 and then used it to play poker??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Now THAT'S what I call CHUTZPAH!!! You gotta admire that!

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

      You need to learn how to read.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Juan Carlos

    I thought we'd heard the last about this piece of human excrement once he was thrown into prison in Peru. I think we all deserve a little better than having to be reminded that this useless excuse of life is still around.

    Really, nobody would like more than to forget that he exists because the reminder that he's still around just reminds us all what a failure the justice system (all around the world) can really be.

    Please stop writing about him. It reflects really poorly on CNN and/or any other "journalist" picking up this story.

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

      The media will stop writing about him when people stop wanting to read about him. Don't like it? – then don't read about it.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Carol

    It is just wrong something like this is allowed to happen.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ricky

    Yet more proof that Peruvians are morons.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah, right

      And you're proof that your mother would've been better off swallowing.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jenna

    Great! Another human in the world with that psychopath's DNA.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Terisa

    CNN, please remove that monster's face from your main page – its truly horrifying

    October 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Machismo

      This piece of human garbage can be stopped by a bullet, the same as any other killer.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      You're turned on by it! ADMIT IT!

      October 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
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