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. John

    Kill it before it grows...

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

      Just like Aliens.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JT

    Polluting the world with his DNA.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pro Death

    Why is he still alive AND fathering children?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BeyochKnolz

    What are the chances that his babymama has a job? The country could end up paying the costs of raising this child.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. janskor

    This is one smart cookie who manages to have outsmart everyone. It is insulting to these countries. He kills two girls(that we know of), impregnates a third while in prison and he has a smirk on his face. Since he has no respect for humanity or the law, perhaps these countrries should havve little respect for him and throw away the key. He is a menace to society everywhere.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Athena12

    Beyond revolting. Couldn't even read the article. Disturbing in the extreme.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • uhhh

      Then why are you commenting on it?

      October 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chazzz

    ...Anyone know when the 'blessed event' will happen?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Freeks

    The fact that this man not only has made the front pages of any newspaper is sad. Just because his sick head wants to keep himself in the news. The sad part is that CNN which is a reputable new organization puts this man on their front page (or any page) is a sad fact that we read and comment – as I am doing now.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      I disagree. He needs to be in the news until Natalee Holloway's disappearance is solved.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Anzing

    CNN, this forum is totally out of whack in terms of sucession of posts. And I was post # 2. Why did you did you delete me? It was a great post.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cephas

    You mean someone hasn't neutered this piece of human excrement yet? I've lost faith in Peruvian justice.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. archie


    October 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jalopy Concordence

    Take this garbage off the front page already, I'm sick of seeing his face no one wants to be reminded of this sicko.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rich j

    a face a mother couldn't even love !!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Slappy_McGiggles

    What woman in her right mind would spread her legs for this loser? She's probably looking to cash in at some point.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mike Diana

    Take this ugly face off of CNN please Double murderer gets headline front page. Take it OFF

    October 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • rehabmax

      Yes, please stop this! This is not news! Nobody cares. Really.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
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