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. LR

    I smell a reality show.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      I smell a special six month long story on Nancy Grace.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PK

    How lonely, sad and pathetic must "Leidi" be?

    October 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • blunted420

      Everyone seems to forget about Van Der Sloots two buddies that were with him the night Nathalie disappeared.

      The Deepaks. They know the truth. I'm surprised nobody has 'extracted' it from them yet.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. victoria

    it doesn't matter. His ass is still in jail !! The woman is stupid too.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Abernathy

    He deserves a daily crisp anal cobbing from a well hung inmate.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      That wouldn't be newsworthy. Keep sending him women to impregnate. Now THAT'S news!!!

      October 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan

    Personally I think the girl was sent to him by Nancy Grace because she needed something to rant about for the next six months.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. VoteYourMorals

    Who cares?

    October 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan

    I'm sure his spawn will be just precious.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hillbillynwv

    Everyone was saying he wouldn't last two weeks in a Peruvian jail.....and now he's getting laid and having a child....UNREAL!!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. James

    He comes from a rich family. They need a heir from him. If the child do's well. More than a love baby by him. I imagine he is a write of to the family now. Then came baby. Nice life for him from the GrandParents. Just a guess here.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      What?

      October 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Willy Brown

    So another rapist and murderer is allow to reproduce. I feel for the unborn

    October 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      This is a big chance for Beth Holloway to show everybody what a good christian woman she is by raising Joran's baby. If she doesn't, then we'll know what a hypocrite she is.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      @Dan – What in the world are you talking about? The baby will most likely be raised by its mother. Who said the baby was up for grabs? Where can I read that the baby will be put up for adoption? And even if it were, why in the world would Natalie's mother have to adopt it to prove to you she's not a hypocrite? What an incredibly strange comment.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WhaaT

    What kind of prison is he in!!!!???? If she is allowed to get pregnant by him, he will probably kill her as well. This guy is a sick serial killer. This girl better watch her back.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sophie

    I care because he is breeding .....

    October 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Linda

    I think his parents are dead. I know the Dad is so no grandparents for this demon spawn. Girl must be pitiful that she would choose to be with him.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. hoodoo

    I think he should get to go free. A child needs its father.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tracy

    Yeeech!!! Bleeech..icky eeeeewwwww... Get it off me!

    October 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
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