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. tamars

    poor child – bot parents in prison (a murderer and a money grubber). Hopefully the child will be taken away and live a wonderful life in an adoptive family...

    October 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RobCM

    This is sick.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobpitt

      I remember a woman saying she was in Love with Dalmer, i gues she wanted to be a sandwitch..

      October 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Johnna

    This is why Peru is and will always be a third world country, DUHHH!

    October 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      I feel like you people don't even read the article then blat out whatever comes to your head first after reading the headline. "This is why Peru is and always will be a third world country." WHAT?

      October 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sonia

      Peru? he is not Peruvian, if you don't know what you are talking about keep your mouth shut!

      October 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobpitt

      Many women in the USA want to date a Bad dude.. Jeffry Dalmer had a few proposals, Manson as well, and so did OJ Simpson. So don't pi$$ against the wind.

      October 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • malonealone

      @sonia. He is imprisoned in Peru – that is the point. That is where he was allowed conjugal visits with a "girlfriend" whiile serving a term for murder. So maybe read before you slam the OP.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      First of all, this stuff goes on in the US, secondly don't condemn an entire country because a tourist went there, killed someone and was allowed conjugal visits.

      Don't be so ignorant.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • gorman

      sonia and joe: maybe YOU should read the article. Sloot is a Dutchman in a PERUVIAN prison. That is where he was allowed the unsupervised conjugal visit, leading to this pregnancy. It's the fault of Peruvian prisons to have allowed this to happen. Now do you understand?

      October 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Fiona

    Oh...great genetics to pass along. Sociopathic, violent...and he looks very much like a mon key.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Susan

    A woman actually lived after sleeping with him? That by itself is a miracle.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Good one, see how long though.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Don

    Our world never ceases to amaze me...

    October 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jaxl

    this is in the news because???

    October 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      It is news for those of us who support Beth Holloway. If urine survives his prison sentence in Peru, and he's lookin' pretty healthy to me, he will be back to do what he does best.

      October 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Doug

    A US president from Kenya in Africa and now this. Uuuggh.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pander Bear

      Doug – Do the voices in your head ever tell you to shut the $#@! up?

      October 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve-0

      The trifecta will be the day you kiss a girl

      October 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobpitt

      Doug is VarderSlot other girlfriend..

      October 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • CIO

      Doug, think before you talk or in this case before you type. Your response to this article goes a long way to show what kind of thought process you go through or indeed the kind of person you are. How do you liken the story of a murderer to the office of the Presidency? Your point being what?
      I guess when the founding fathers enacted the freedom of speech, they never knew it would be misconstrued by people like you.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Teresa

    Thwy should have castrated instead off giving that monster conjugal visited.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Suzan

    I see an influx of career criminals heading for Peru...You can commit unspeakable crimes, get convicted, yet carry on like you are on the outside. That'll teach those criminals. DISGUISTED!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. its-twu

    They should have cut off his b.... Poor kid, can you see him in school. Little Johnny, what does your dad do for a living?

    October 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobpitt

      Poor Kid, the kid deserves better.. but now to answer your question.. the sad part is that the girfriend will write a book and make millions.. Just wait...

      October 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sdoyon

    Why the hell is he allowed a girlfriemd in prison..What the hell kind of justice system allows for anything but for murderers to rot behind bars,

    October 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Look no further than the US, where prisoners are allowed to conjugate & marry while in Prison.

      At least in Peru, they don't get cable TV, free Gym membership & 3 square meals a day...you can thank the bleeding hearts for that...

      October 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Walt

    So Holloway's give VDS $25,000 and he uses that to go to Peru and kill a woman. Nice move Holloways...

    October 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      Check the facts. The 25k was bait to catch him in an extortion scam.

      October 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • garypaul54

      He never got the 25.000, you don't know what your talking about.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. guest

    Social services in a Peruvian prison system? Are you serious? I had to laugh.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. guest

    Wait, you didn't read the article correctly. He TRIED TO EXTORT. The Holloways did not pay him.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
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