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. citizenn

    How fortunate for the human gene pool.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hmmm

    I knew it wouldn't be long before someone impregnated him.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. IRSmurf

    Sounds like a poster child for abortion

    October 9, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Just_Me

    Lets make that fetus useful !!

    October 9, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. patricia

    amazing, here is a confessed killer and now about to be a father?? i know there are women drawn to these killers in prison, for some reason they have an infactuation with these cold bloodied killers, i read alot about women that fall in love and/or marry these killers, they are serving life w/o and stand by their man, totally insane, when they are speaking about WHY, they say, because i love him!! the reporter asks her, you know he will never get out and she said, not yet, i am spending my money to get him a great attorney because he told me he is innocent and i believe him..WOW, and the women make sure they put money on their books for commissary, why would you want to be with a man that will never come home, also the men have other women that write and send money, it is so stupid for these women to think they are the only ones, yeah, keep giving him money and believe everything he tells you, like the famous "I LOVE YOU" UNREAL

    October 9, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joe

    Darwin was after all really quite right when he talked about the lower echelons of the gene pool.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • brainbomb

      Darwin is so played out... His name is dropped daily for no reason really.

      October 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bubs

    Here comes the antichrist. The end must be near..

    October 9, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • yeah yeah

      nahhh the Antichrist is going to be Snooki's kid.

      October 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. all

    Can someone shoot this guy already? Sick of seeing his smug face on the news and hearing about him. I want to hear he is long gone. Now the devil is fathering a devil child? Poor kid. The woman has mental issues. Now this poor unborn will have to suffer consequences of who his father is? Life is unfair. I hope he gets taken away and put in a home where there is love, and not pure evil and insanity. Innocence suffering- again. This guy just NEVER stops. Someone end him.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. pamik

    This is so disgusting on so many levels. This poor kid is going to grow from a demon seed. Yuk, just looking at Joran he is so gross. Apparently his charisma attracted the local jail lizard. Is he going to admit it's his? How proud the grandparents must be. Ewwww this is just too gross to even think about.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mark9988

    What a lucky child.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lily

    Unbelievable....why does the prison system, anywhere in the world, allow conjugal visits? Maybe if they were married, but this guy is not. No more unsupervised visits with this dude. Are you listening?

    October 9, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kelly

    I know this is trivial, but he isn't 28. He was only 17 when he killed Natalee Holloway. That was only 7 years ago. Do the math. 25 at the most!

    October 9, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. tiny tony

    no more vad der Sloot stories until his death.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. dougo

    Leidi sounds like a real " WINNER" ... NOT

    October 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mike

    When his child hears and can understand what this person has done he will surely make his child proud. Hopefully after understanding what he's done the child can fuction socially and become a productive member of society.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
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