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. al m

    unsupervised visits with a woman for a killer of 2 woman that will teach him a lesson, who is the luky lady ? BORAT MUST BE RUNING THEIR JUSTICE SYSTEM.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hbum

    I guess the women there in Peru are "extra" dumb.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. arosel

    Murderers should not be allowed such visits.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sly

      I agree 100%.

      October 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • BAZOOKA

      Congratulation to Peru jail and justice system, which allow such a "human & courtesy" service visiting to inmate, specially for the murder.

      October 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Just Me

    Looks like the guy has it good and isn't suffering for the consequences for his actions.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rob

    What a pathetic prison system... To let this piece of subhuman garbage have these kinds of visit.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. pbernasc

    Good, at least one guy has balls... I take the son of a murder better than 1000 suckers

    October 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rick

    I'm really surprised! I thought he'd only be fathering anus babies for 25 years.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • jcvance

      That's how you make lawyers.

      October 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SPVANDERWAHL

    Mighty hospitable jail, at this rate criminals in the U.S. are going to be asking for extradition to Peru. Confess to killing someone and get 28 years in jail with young nubile women at your disposal. You've got to love those Peruvians.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. VanDerPuke

    Disgusting. I hope he has a daughter to wish he could see, maybe he will get a sense of the vicious horrors he committed. He should never be able to have visitors at all. I hope he never makes it out of prison alive.

    October 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ralph M

    "That's right sweetie, your father was a murdering rapist and he died in prison". I can just picturing the kids mother now.

    October 8, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JM

    Elevating a murderer to a celebrity?

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

    It is an insult to the entire human race that this kind of person is allowed to go on living. This young "man" is one of the absolute worse excuses for a person I have ever seen. I can't believe anyone ever has to hear about him ever again. And yet here he is once more, making a mockery of everything decent. Unbelievable.

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

    Wait a minute! He's in jail and gets some back-time, I'm married and would need a calendar to remember!

    October 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. krejaton

    His parents must be so proud...

    October 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Boinking

    This guy is the king of cool! He is still screwing over women even in prison!

    October 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
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