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. k

    Just what the world needs – another van der sloot. This poor kid is doomed from the start. What kind of woman would want a child by this monster.

    October 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. northernCA

    hope it's a girl and when she grows up she dates someone just like her daddy

    October 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • GM1953

      why would you even think to wish something like that on an innocent child

      October 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bridget

      You would seriously hope that an innocent girl be murdered? We do not control who are parents are.

      October 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alexandria Townsend

      GM 1953: The child would not necessarily be innocent if she was that of a murderer. The spirit would still be guilty until she rebuked his spirit and accepted salvation from a higher power, otherwise, the daughter would be just a common gutter tramp, wicked witch from hell. It's too bad this evil creature was allowed to copulate and create an extension of himself.

      October 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. humanparadox80

    Im surprised none of you have addressed the elephant in the room. This woman met him AFTER he went in to prison. And still slept with him lol. Knowing what he was in prison for. Women generally really do not like nice guys lol...

    October 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Totally Awesome

    This guy is just NASTY and the woman who slept with him has got to be NASTY too.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Yep, got to be total trash.

      October 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jonat

    Poorly written story, Vander Sloot now has a chance to stay in Peru after his release from prison. Most inmates do only 1/2 their original sentence in this he can be out in a dozen years from now. As a father of a baby born in Peru he can avoid be extradited to face justice in the USA.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Some guy

      How does that work

      October 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. firehairedwoman

    How did he get conjugal visits w/a woman who is merely his girlfriend–not even a wife, and someone he met after being locked up in prison? If I have my facts right, here in the USA, prisoners have to be married to the woman they are allow to have these visits with. And they have to have a recod of very good behavior in order to earn this priviledge.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. aj

    That is so sad.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sherri

    Conjugal visits? Allowed to breed? Our world really is crazy!!
    This creep is a monster!! Extinguish him now!! The last thing the world needs is another Van der Sloot!!

    October 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joel Mangosteen

    What a heart-warming story! The new generation of murderous psychos is due within a few months!

    October 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Greg

    What kind of person would want to date a confessed murderer? and to have a child with them? It boggles the mind. My greatest concern, however, is for the child – so unfortunate to have the parents it will have.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jo Ann Carroll

    Sounds like she was visiting another inmate. So she likes very bad men. Not unusual Scott Peterson is
    still getting marriage proposals. There are some very stupid women in this world.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gutterboy

    Why is this criminal/jerk/loser allowed to enjoy hetro s3x? The only s3x he should be getting is from behind...his.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The day

    They sure do know how to pick the worst pictures for him.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Leo

    All the world needs is another Sloot head.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Art B

    Castrate him now. He'll undoubtedly be released at some point in time. Don't give him the chance to breed again, through any means.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
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