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.

 2011: Video shows van der Sloot confessing that he killed woman

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. Jeff Hiestand

    Father! That's rich. i would just call him a sperm donor and leave it at that.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sandyb57

    I hope it's a girl, and he has to spend the rest of his miserable life, wondering if she'll meet somebody like him.

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

    Ok, the guy killed multiple women so what does the prison do? Allows an unsupervised visit with a woman. What could go wrong!!!

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

      touche Vad. I was so disgusted by the thought of his reproducing that I didn't even think of that. Geniuses.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      multiple women ?

      October 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • biff mcguzzle

      Let him have unsupervised visits with Bubba from down the hall.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    i think people are repulsed that not only is he dangerous but this guy has the makings of a serial killer...i wonder how old is leidi or rather is she just another victim...notta girlfriend...as much as a victim of human trafficking...

    October 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CHRIS

    On Drudge, you have Chavez winning re-election
    On Fox, you have Romney & Syria and Ammo dumps along the ocean coast
    WSJ has China tech company violating US law and security
    NBC has Romney and middle east issues
    Yahoo has Romney and middle east issues

    ON CNN THIS IS HEADLINE NEWS.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • CommonSense

      Can we assume that you are also on the Fox website complaining about their "news"? Or are you just a one trick pony?

      October 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cherries

    HE can get a date? We need to teach our daughters to have better self esteem and stay away from monsters like this!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      Are you serious? for real? you have to check your brain ,that was very sensitive and I hope you dont have a daughter to understand the pain this parents are going thru !

      October 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cherries

      Maria, are you talking to me or lol? I feel awful for the innocent child.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      What I said was "sensitive"? I know you meant insensitive but try this one: It was "truthful", as much as you don't want to hear about it. Any girl that lets a convicted murderer father her child from prison is an idiot and yes there are obviously enough of them out there.

      Sorry, I don't make apologies for other people's stupidity, or the parents of those people. That's for lawyers and Oprah.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bob johnson

    Nobody is perfect. Let the poor guy go on with his life and be a good father to his child.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cherries

      He can be a good dad, just on visitation days. He will also be able to teach his kid what not to do in life.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Yeah. Really. I mean, who else is going to teach the kid how to properly abduct a girl and dispose of her remains so they can't be found. It's gotta be a skill you can't learn just anywhere.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      Are you serious? you need to check your brain ! I hope you do not have a daughter !

      October 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      You've gotto be kidding, right? Or are you related?

      October 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. maria

    This is a third world Country and she is a third dummy woman ! how came this woman had relations with thismurderer,didn't she saw the videos him leaving the room after seconds he killed this girl? whati s wrong with this woman? I bet someone in Peru is going to hurt her .....she should be in jail too! bringing a child to this world! from a killes..... but you have to remember he is doing that to became Peruvian Citizen and not being extradited to USA many killers do that to be keep them in the Country he is using thsi dumb woman for that ,this man is crazy and smart .....unfortunally! karma works andI hope is a girl and I hope he feels th pain he cause to this parents ! we will hear orm thi monster for ever! Icall this a sad day in the world knowing a killer is bringing a child to this word it is SAD!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      And you are a third world writer.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tom

    OMG – hope the child takes after the mother. Can there be another that looks like this idiot?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. popcorn

    Rich kid with tons of money and goes to jail for murdering other rich kid.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. matt

    Joran Van Der Sloot llike join to Jesse James Hollywood have his Brazilian son. they are professional fugitive like infamous celebrities.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jackola

    How stupid can the Peruvian authorities be? This makes one want to throw up.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      inmates in the US jail system convicted of murder have right to conjugal visits ...what are you talking about ?

      October 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mrae

    I don't know what is more disgusting; the fact that this monster has been allowed to procreate, or the fact that CNN considers this news and continues to write articles about him. He needs to go away.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Disgusted

    Great. this is a gene pool that should die off!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. popcorn

    Natalee Holloway & Joran Van Der Sloot... They are rich. But both families hate each other.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jthomas33

      Wow this is a stupid comment. They hate each other because he did something to Natalee....who cares if they're rich?

      October 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • lrich_9

      What could your comment possibly have to do with anything at all? That wasn't even a sentence fragment or a complete thought, way to contribute popcorn!

      October 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
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