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. Mitch

    This broad must be out of her mind and a real winner.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hugo Stiglitz

    Awww Congrats!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • creative36


      October 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • David Mariscal

      It's a beautiful baby murderer!

      October 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chris

    The Presidential Election is a few weeks away and CNN prefers to post this junk!!??

    October 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • B

      Yeah because we don't hear enough about it already..

      October 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beach Hottie

      You guys are funny!!! Does anybody really care about a Dutch guy doing a Peruvian chick....?

      October 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. wyl5326

    Probably a prelude for move to acquire Peruvian citizenship and out of jail !

    October 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      not sure it that makes any sense , why would that be possible? But if it was, do you blame him for trying ? of course, I'd do the same thing

      October 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ron

    Knowing these knuckleheads, if it's a girl they'll probably name her Natalee

    October 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Brightstar

    I thought this dude was behind in hell is he out slinging his semen through the crowds of woman dying to get at his meatsteak???

    October 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • billyjack

      Here's an idea. Don't comment on article without reading it!

      October 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • readthestory

      Welll, Brightstar, according to CNN, he had an unsupervised visit with the alleged mother.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bobster

    I feel sorry for the poor child, I hope this doesn't hang over his/her head for the rest of their life.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brightstar he is going to pay the parents of the girl he killed $74,500.....that will be the day! Same as OJ paying $20 million to Ron Goldman's parents...they saw about as much of that money as Obama gave back like he said he would when he picked up the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing but lowering his handicap on the golf course!

    October 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. really?

    another inmate hooked him up with a "girlfriend" from behind bars and now they're having conjugal visits? I wonder how many other inmates this matchmaker hooked up with how many other girlfriends? i'm sure no money changed hands.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cogitoergosum

    What a horrible joke. That this loser should bring a child into the world, when he has caused so much suffering, is tragic. I'm sure the families of his victims wish they would be welcoming offspring from their daughters, but not from him!

    October 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. local

    What NO picture of the bimbo??????????

    October 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scribble

    Does he plan to kill the mother before or after the birth?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. garwin1

    Sheriff John Brown says kill it before it grows.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Journey

    Ahh...the nobility of women.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • readthestory

      Yes, because all men are such princes.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. David Mariscal

    Somewhere out there *has* to be a shank with this jokers name on it.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
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