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.

 2011: Video shows van der Sloot confessing that he killed woman

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. RT

    In the realty-TV-crazy world, you just have to be famous, doesn't matter whether for a good cause or a bad one, chics just line up.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cpc65

    A) Castration for Van Der Stoop. Should have done this already.
    B) Send the kid to a monastery when it's born. Check it's scalp for a 666 birthmark. If yes, call David Warner stat!

    October 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Aaron

    I don't believe this guy. He's getting more than me and he is in prison.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenny Turner

      Yes thats right Aaron just like OJ, become famous at all cost even murder will get you all the woman you want...sad.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Groupism

      About time they open up a classification for this weird type of adulation in the shrink journals.
      I don't know who has more crazy people women or men- probably both are equal.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cpc65

    Was hoping he would be on the "receiving end" in prison.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Critik

    Is this important news and worth publishing on front page. C'mon CNN – don't degrade

    October 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Coyolxauhqui

    what a disgusting person, the only news I want to hear about Van der Sloot would be him getting beaten to a pulp or killed.

    it sucks that in a small way Natalie Holloway's mother facilitated the death of Stephany Flores.

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

      No, it was the FBI. They were trying to trap him. Don't give Beth any more grief than has already been dealt her way.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rod Long Hugein Dong

    he has a right to know his child. esp with such flimsy cases against him. shame on all of you for passing judgement like you are perfect

    October 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      Flimsy case? He confessed.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      Urine CONFESSED to the murder of Stephany. Please read then comment.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • dscon

      I understand "your" daughter is being "babysat" by your son-in-law.
      😉

      October 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Carl_Zeiss

    You post photos of a slime bag that's in need of emergency castration. Do you believe this is newsworthy? It isn't and it drives people from your site and CNN in general.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Observer

    No need to have a Miss Dumb Universe pageant.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Anzing

    Where is Akin when you need him? Any LEGITIMATE conjugal prison visit could not result in pregnancy.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. from Toronto

    This is disgusting.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hulot

    I am really offended is that this slimebag in prison is getting more action than me on the outside.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Prison Gene Pool

    Just we need, expanding the prison gene pool. This guy should of had his nads removed as part of his punishment. No conjugal. They should make him a member of the new kids on the cell block so he can service the other inmates.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dscon

    This fine young European is every American Liberal's dream.
    😉

    October 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dl324

    Someone should start up a rugby league and knee this guy a couple times so he'll stop messing up the gene pool.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
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