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. KD

    He should have been neutered at birth!

    October 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eman

    Can somebody explain to me why this crap-bag is still breathing ???

    October 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • wjeri

      Apparently is this prison, you pay for food or what you get. Strange I know. Someone is helping him out. Also, having a child maybe an execuse to get out early.

      October 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • dean

      Because MOMMY still has enough money to pay for his comfort. The DUTCH authorities have also probably negotiated a deal with PERU to keep this slime seperated from GENERAL POPULATION. I can tell you these South American prisons are no picnic. He is being protected from others and will use this childs birth in his favor, Wait and see. PURE SLIME.

      October 8, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmyjam048

      The world is going crazy.
      Perhaps George Zimmerman will become a father behind bars.

      October 9, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. dana

    Disgusting in every sense. This is evidence supporting the death penalty. What kind of idiot "woman" would touch that revolting, evil sack of human waste?

    October 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. lifesabeachobx

    Cannot believe that this worthless piece of chit.....is going to continue his DNA in this world.....what a sad, sad day.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Boca

    Riighhtt.. And I thought these peruvian prisons were among the worst in the world. More like a country club. You have time for conjugal visits and to knock up chicks.

    Most people in society dont even get those options

    October 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. me

    So much for the prison system in Peru being the worst in the world.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John

    When Romney is president this won't happen as often !!!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • brewster

      Yeah, like the U.S. has had anything to do with this in the first place.

      October 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Alexia

    just what the world needs...

    October 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. brewster

    In this case, Leidi is the tramp.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fred E.

    Am I the only one that thinks he looks like that orange guy on Sin City?

    October 8, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO ©

    Millions of frustrated young male virgins are reading this and saying "WHAT THE ...."

    October 8, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rachel

    My gawd, WHO would want to sleep with that fugly dude?!? Seriously... he looks like a monster. Leidi must be one seriously desperate chick.

    Barf-ola!

    October 9, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. porto

    If this was true I have lost all respect for Peruvian justice system.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. Edie Koller

    Charles Manson became a father behind bars too.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. SS

    I thought it was a prison......conjugal visits to keep him happy! How is this justice for the victims who will never have their own children while he gets to procreate behind bars.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
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