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. GaPeach

    This is disgusting! That this sick-o would be allowed conjugal visits!!! Obviously the prison is not as bad as it was portayed to be. Sckening!!!

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

      He eez a man! Even a hermano who eez locked up must sow heez wild oats.

      But for heem eet would be better to use a goat or a cheeken.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ME

    Mom, Dad, how did you two meet? Well, son I was in prison for murdering a second woman, she was in prison for, whatever. When I first saw her and didn't have the urge to murder her....well, I knew it was love at first sight...

    October 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • tramper john

      Very good on that evaluation, but what kind of a prison lets a convicted murder be allowed to be around any woman? And what kind of moron would date a man who had already killed two women.Every time his name comes up on the neews, it hurts the two families of the murdered girls.For them, please let him rot.leave his name out of the news and if this is true-let it go in hopes God will take care of it. In due time he will anyway.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    Sounds like an emergency castration is needed.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. lizmac

    Im surprised that anyone thinks that castration is an option. Or to think that the death penalty is going to happen. His sentence is 28 years...he would not even get the death penalty here in the US. We already know that joran is a sociopath, maybe this woman is mentally ill or is sick herself? I doubt its that "she just wanted to get laid.". Its going to be a hard road for this child, but we can not hate this innocent child or call them a future murderer.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Viva la Revolucion

    Here's hoping that someone cuts of his cojones before he can spread his feelthy DNA any further.

    "Badges? We don need no steenkeen badges!"

    October 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve-O

    This guy needs to be neutered.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anne

    How is this trash front page news? I would expect politics instead...

    October 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sarkazma

    What does not being Jewish have to do with any of this? What an inane remark there Dan . . . for those who don't know, "goyim" is a disparaging term used by Jewish people for those who are not Jewish. Religion has nothing to do with any of this.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Badly-Bent

    As long as he stays behind bars, this woman and her child might be safe?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Anne

    CNN doesn't like the new polls, so it is better to distract people with THIS?

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

      This article has been on this site since at least 8:15 a.m. this morning. Jeezy creezy....

      October 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dana

    God help this child for having 2 sick parents.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anne

    PEW research +4 for Romney...

    October 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Everything will be illuminated soon enough

    hopefully its a little girl...

    October 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • CS

      Hopefully the poor child will be removed from both of them and given a decent home. If that child has anything to do with either of them we are growing another criminal.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ted

      Awesome Satan Spawned!

      October 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dean

    After reading how tough the Peruvian penal system was, i was expecting the article to state HE was expecting. Looks like mommy still has enough money to see her beloved son has special treatment . I don't suspect he ever wants to end up in an American prison. He won't get any favor there. The PERUVIANS ARE A BUNCH OF WIMPS.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • smart woman

      i hope u end up in a peruvian prison and see for yourself! sounds like ur a wimp to me!!!!!!

      October 9, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • jennygirl

      van der sloot is like 7 feet tall.

      October 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. james

    He looks like he is 50 years old in that picture..which means he is suffering....thats good !

    October 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
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