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. Chris

    Why is this news and why is it the headline story? Come on, CNN. You are better than this...

    October 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Imminent

      Apparently not. They've posted similar garbage at least 3 dozen times since I started checking out their news feeds.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • GaryOh

      No. They're not.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Why do people ask why over obvious things...?

      Someone else may consider this news...if you don't like what is being placed on the site, move along to another and have a nice cup of STFU in the process.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chaz

    wow, lax prison

    disgusting is more like it. Animals like this should loose THAT right too.

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

    First of all why could any woman really fall for a common criminal like joran van der sloot he is like the worst germ on the face of the earth I just dont get it.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Imminent

      There are far more female reject rodents on this planet looking for any way to get their name in the limelight than we'd like to admit. Case and point, Jersey Shore. It's a messed up world.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • not_a_bs_fan

      It is her twisted way of getting 15 minutes of fame. And, she probably thinks she found a cash cow in Van Der Sloot since his family comes from $$$.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sean

    Congrats, Joran! It's about time you brought some life into this world, rather than simply taking it. If you could just get Leidi to pump out one more on behalf of Natalee, we'll call it even.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SGT J

    How is this news! CNN you really failed here, like you do most times with your news stories. Also, before anyone jumps on me for clicking on it in the first place, it was just so I could write this comment. Unless he admits to killing the young girl from Alabama, we don't need to know anything about this guy. This is not news!!!!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TPF

    This is about as important as a Kardasian news story. We all know it's low class and doesn't deserve the time of day!

    October 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • SGT J


      October 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Noshariaever

    What kind of justice is that&? He is in jail not on holidays. How come he is allowed to sleep with a woman and father her a child? What type of woman would want a child from that creep? Where is the justice for the victim|s family in all of that? I am totally disgusted.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. CHRIS

    Mass murderers should be introduced to Rosy Palm and her five sisters. Conjugal visits are lunacy.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John

    Poor child doesn't stand a chance with 2 such parents; however, what can a child like that be expected to become?

    October 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Turban


    October 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. M. Edward

    Van der Sloot was under special stress the day of the 2010 murder, the day that marked five years after Holloway disappeared while vacationing on Aruba. This was his rationale for murder; well Saturday two of my favorite college football teams lost, so I guess it would have been OK to kill someone. Conjugal visits twice a month, does he get catered meals too. If anyone ever deserved to be neutered, I would think this guy should be at the top of the list.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noshariaever

      |Agree totally!

      October 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ma & pa

    It is sad that the word that toddlers say, "Bubba", when referring to their nice brother, has been so overused with reference to a certain kind of incarcerated bully that its first meaning is sometimes darkened when we hear it from a child.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Burbank

    Good chance to study to see if psychopathic tendencies are inheritied. What kind of woman would have a baby with a known murderer? A nut-job! Why are these people allowed to breed so irresponsibly in this seriously overpopulated world. Becoming a parent should be a privelege, not a right! There is more than just the parents to consider here! I wish to God I had a magic ray gun so I could sterilize some of these people who so selfishly abuse their reproductive ability like this!

    October 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. eooe

    I feel sorry for the baby having such losers for parents.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. james

    When he got the unsupervised visit with the girl..I guess he promised not to kill her.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
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