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. alf

    What in the hell are you talking about....this is an article about Joran vandersloot, not about race.....Get over yourself. Stop feeling sorry for yourself for 2 seconds....

    October 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill

    Just another reason why I like dogs better than humans.....

    October 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. psychicstalker

    Next thing you know they will be giving him parole so he can parent the child.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sue

    Conjugal visits?? Is this a joke? Why would a murderer be granted conjugal visits? Especially if he isn't married?? How disrespectful to the victims family.... jeez...

    October 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • max3333444555

      i agree.

      October 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bills Cat

    Ah, quit all the belly-aching! At least they're in Peru and not applying for benefits in the US. Wait, what - a reality show in LA? And a boxing match with Octomom? No way!

    October 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SuSu

    He'll make a great father and role model, won't he?

    October 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. laurab68

    Oh my lord, yes by all means, lets create the child of a sociopath.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Andrew

    I think she's intending to get Dutch citizenship, people will do the most disgusting things to come to any first-world country.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Epidi

    They leave a young woman alone with a guy known to have young women who spend time alone with him dissappear and/or die. Wonder how many pesos his mama pays for that to happen.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. Zee

    this is just AWFUL. Joran got another girl pregnant. Joran broke Miss Mary Hamer's heart. She is the girl that sent Joran thousands of dollars so he could buy cell phone, 60 inch TV etc. And what did Joran do he got another girl pregnant. Mary Hamer now is home alone crying her heart out.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Kuta

      Mary Hamer is a dum-dum who got precisely what she deserved. Composing songs for a killer. Give me a break.

      October 10, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dan

    Another reason the world is stupid enough to let him live.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. JeffB

    Wow..he has a big head.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    I had the same offer from "Leidi". But since I do less time I asked her to see by bud Jordy in Peru.

    October 10, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. Alex

    Seriously, losers like this and SOOOOO many others should not be allowed to procreate!

    October 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. smarty pants

    Honestly, I'm kind of disappointed. I always thought he would have been a great fit for Casey Anthony.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
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