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. Amy

    Somebody castrate this moron.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Leo

    This guy could win the unglist dog contest. Who in there right mind would lay down with him. She must to have been the runner up.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jake

    most westerners are criminals to begin with, no surprise here.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • lauren

      He's dutch, idiot.

      October 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • markus

      Does that mean from California?

      October 8, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan44

      Yeh, Van Der Sloot is Dutch. Maybe you meant western Europe. If you are talking about Americans, most are just hard working regular folks trying to get by in an outsource business model. : )

      October 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • lawandequity

      I am guessing that the preceding respondents never took a course in the "History of Western Civilization," a category in which the Netherlands is most assuredly included. In other words the term "Westerner" may be used to reference members of any nation that has its most recent evolutionary roots in Western culture; as such, the term is not limited to the Americas or the U.S. citizenry.

      October 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. carter

    natures abides cosmic law...he has to face it...

    October 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. carter

    nature abides cosmic law...he has to face it...

    October 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. randy

    so another killer is going to be born if this is true. sounds like going to prision in peru is like going on a vacation i mean really unsupervised visit with a female

    October 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dywlf

    this is what happens when lawyers are in control of the prisons.

    October 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. NoNameNoCity

    He's doing hard time. 😉

    October 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted O'Connor

      Thanks for the laugh.

      October 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. escher7

    This piece of crap is the best argument for castration I have ever seen. It is daddy's money that is buying him a soft touch in the Peruvian jail.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      His dad is dead and his mother wants nothing to do with him.

      October 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. markus

    So another 18 years or so and we will be dealing with his genetic offspring.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ton Def

    This guy is an admitted killer of women and they allow him unsupervised visits with women? That's some justice system they've got over there in Peru. Almost as good as the one in Aruba.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Doesn't he have charges of mail fraud to answer to here in the United States?

      October 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • WhatsMyName

      The better question is: What idiot is dumb enough to sleep with him??

      October 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Freesunlion

    When he comes to the U.S. He will have to deal with people looking for mans butt.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John

    Well at least he didn't kill her, but someone should cut off his balls.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Al

    WHY IS THIS IN THE NEWS....I have sacraficed so much, and I am sure others out there have too for a worthy cause, and no one posted when I was to be a father.....come on can do better than this.....why dont you report when Kim Kardashian farts then????

    October 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John Tucker

    I hope its a girl. Although he probably wont worry about the monsters like him out there.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
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