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. lardoggy

    Nice to know CNN has so much love for this fool,to think babies with his gene will live on,Great !

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

      Nice to know you provided CNN with advertising revenue and page ranking just by visiting the site.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John

    Great a next generation psychopath is soon to be born into this world. Just what this world needed.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southern Guy

      pbernasc,
      Yes, that sometimes can be the case. Don't go spurting off at the mouth, until you're sure you know what you're talking about!

      October 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Matt

    I'm surprised the family in Peru hasn't paid someone on the inside to give him what's coming to him.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • kirk

      eye for an eye right?

      October 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. whoCares

    Poor kid, it will be screwed up in the head. Why was I born in a prison hospital? What was daddy in jail for? Who is Natalee?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Matt

    He sloots! He scores!

    October 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sugs

      The chick that's pregnant should have Joran in the other direction.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JackAlias

    It boggles my mind that this creep was allowed to pass on his genes.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tony Balogna

    Abort....I repeat....ABORT!!!!!

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

    BEYOND disgusting. They should execute him - or castrate him. Maybe both. 🙂

    October 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. r schier

    What is a "goyim"? There is no such word in English, that I am aware of.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. HUMMMMM??

    she is probably hot..

    October 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Marti

    Poor little baby. Hope life is kind to it in spite of its loser parents.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kirk

    how much sicker can this world get? this guy has groupies? they would stone people like this in Bible times, the law is so twisted, how in the hec can someone that just killed another person have any visitation privileges or any privileges at all?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cannuck

    "Van der Sloot became well-known around the world for the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru"

    Very misleading. Not tried or convicted. I guess CNN is the judge and jury.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      He confessed to the murder of the Peruvian girl. The disappearance of Natalee Holloway remains unsolved. Jeeez, don't you watch LIFETIME?

      October 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sugs

      Uh, he admitted that he killed her.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. myrlin

    is it just me or does he look like Dexter in this picture?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • kirk

      you nailed it.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sockpuppet1984

    women are freaking nuts

    October 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      You mean to say "that woman is nuts" Don't put what she did on the whole female population.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      No, sockpuppet1984 is correct.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      And men like you deserve to be single

      October 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
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