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.

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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. SDTangler

    Clearly, the Peruvian prison system has a different set of values than we do in the US. Conjugal visits for a convicted murderer? 25 year sentence for a brutal 1st degree murder? Life isn't worth very much in Peru. Van der Sloot should've been put down, he'll kill again given the chance.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      Not a first degree murder .. at least it was not tried as first degree murder or the jury did not recognize it as first degree murder ... the world is not subjected to American standards, like it or not

      October 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • walkingfan

      Really? these visits are allowed in US prisons as well – and any grotesque individual can reproduce

      October 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sheila

    And they said Peruvian prisons were so tough – but they let girlfriends stay over? Wives yes, and only after a certain percentage of the sentence is served and only if the convict has had excellent behavior – but girlfriends? Could he register another girlfriend too?

    October 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      Only in Utah.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      who are to tell the Peruvians what they should do in their prisons .. and the prisoner is not even American, nor was the victim .. what the heck do you want?

      October 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. plevys

    They post this kind of trash because they know it ticks people off. That is their mission.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jessica

    I feel bad for that kid.

    Hey little Joey, how did your Mom & Dad meet?

    Well Mom was trolling for a boyfriend in this jail in Peru...

    Sad 😦

    October 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      or very joyful ... love wins anywhere .. it all depends if you are a depressive negative dude .. yeah it's sad .. if you instead you are an hopeful Christian who believes in the will of God,, isn't that what the GOP voters are, then you see joy and God in this

      October 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      I see God in this .. this new born kid is the new Jesus, born among the less fortunate .. and who wouldn't be as unlucky as the son of van der Sloot ?

      YES PEOPLE, BE JOYFUL, the next MESSIAH has arrived, he was born to save the world and he came among the most unfortunate of us..

      Say Amen and GOD BLESS YOU now give me the church weekly fee, I need to go spend some

      October 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Miss Kitty

    Poor, poor baby. A loser since the moment of conception.

    van der Sloot's victims don't get the same opportunities he does. How pathetic.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hector

      you do understand it is just a baby right. Every one is equal and you should not be labeled losers.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. walkingfan

    Leidi & Joreon should have been costrated! It's the system's fault that these two groteque indiividuals are reproducing

    October 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dxx

    IIs this really the biggest news story of the day? Big enough to merit headline status on CNN.com? I don't think so.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nick

    Thank you so much CNN for reporting this. I'm done with this site.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristal

      cnn r about sensationalism only- sick headline new's lol cnn is a joke

      October 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Vicky

    Just one question: Who is going to support this child when it is born? Daddy from jail? Not!

    October 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • reasonablebe

      uh, yah, daddy– and the child should have a well off life– van der sloot has a lot of money and being in priswon doesn't excuse him from paying support-- and this child will be his only heir.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • DNC

      What story would you like to see? How secure the border is? The economy? The Arab Spring foreign policy success story? Keep the uninformed voting masses diverted until AFTER the election. Nothing substantive, alot of mindless drivel. Next up, what the Kardashians are wearing this fall season...

      October 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Honestly!

    Imagine having to admit that psychotic pig is your father and your mother knew he was a killer when she got pregnant with you?!!! This is what idiots like them are doing to the generation yet to be...dooming them before they are even born. Pathetic.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Laura

    poor child. this is going to be so hard growing up. Many kids have a hard time not knowing who their father is, its probably for the best if this child doesn't know who their father is until they are much older.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. The Film Professor

    I think this takes the prize for the most revolting story today. Hands down.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Michael

    Dont blame the kid for the many sins of the father. I think it would be best if they never found out who there father is.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. afatalpapercut

    Now this here is a load that shoulda been swallowed.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. reasonablebe

    this guy is one bad apple. if he ever gets out, he will do something awful again– we need to stop giving him attention and let him be pretty much forgotten. as for his 'girlfriend,' either she is incredibly naive, or she has intentionally found a way into the van der sloot account.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
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