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. MCC

    And I really hope it's a girl. And I really hope someday she wants to go with her high school class senior trip to Aruba. And he says NO. See buddy, it's different when it's your own kid isn't it??

    October 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Devara

    Wow, some women will sleep with anything. I feel sorry for her kid. How do you tell your child that daddy is a psychopath that you banged in prison?

    October 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • zandhcats

      As a woman, i've to admit that some women as no brain.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Agrav8td

    Great, another serial killer on the way!

    October 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jon

    Both Dad and Mom should be sterilized and the baby should be adopted into a family that can nurture the child properly.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. nick

    I am really sick of this troll bringing another troll to this world. I don't care if I sound rude or whatever, this guy does not have any right to pollute the already polluted world.

    I sincerely hope, something bad happens to the mother and the unborn baby so that none of them survive.At some point, I am compelled to wish really sick !!!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Garrett

      This is why I feel for the unborn child, not because it is a "troll", but because it is innocent and pure but already being labeled as a "troll". I hope someone with a bigger heart takes custody of the child and gives him/her a chance in life.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. T

    Wonder if the baby will have his father's evil brain

    October 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Skatcat

    What woman with even one functioning brain cell's worth of sense, would want to spawn a child with this monster?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike H.

      Aaah... women... can't live with them, can't live without them... Van der Sloot can seduce, make love to and kill them.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. noreligion

    This guy is a serious sociopath manipulator. Watch out!. Next, he will marry the woman and have more children. Then, the Peruvian and international media, talk shows, reality shows will request the wife and children to make appearances.They will write a book and try to sell the rights for a movie. Under Peruvian law whatever the wife makes also belongs to him as long as they are married. He will have a cash windfall. In jail, as everywhere else, cash is King and he will buy priivileges and influences. He's also manipulating the media into making him a cult personality. He already has a long term plan for his retirement. The media should immediately stop playing his game.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kyle D.

    That poor girl..... and child

    October 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mike H.

    "She became pregnant after an unsupervised visit with the jailed 28-year-old"?
    And they thought Peruvian prisons were hellish.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fred

    That must be a chick with SERIOUS issues. I mean, how much of a sad basket case do you have to be to sleep with this loser?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Towanda

    Sad, sad situation. As I've gotten older – I've gotten more understanding of many situations and been more accepting of peoples mistakes and failures – but I honestly can't think of any redeeming qualities that should have enabled van der Sloot to become a "father". Poor child indeed.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Yankee Patriot

    Yep, thats the deal, Women will sleep not just with anything but animals too.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jim

    Congrats! A woman is going to give birth to a child who will have a life time of guilt, doubt, and humiliation.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay P

      This will truly be the son of Satan. Abort it now!

      October 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Duane

    Why poor girl? She chased him and had relations with him knowing he was a killer....sadly she is probably just as crazy.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
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