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. seppe

    This is happening because there are no consequence..society like to read this kind of story,we are living in a SICK world...

    October 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ian

    yes, its true she is balding and her skin is now grey, but the important thing to remember is this crime happened on the clock of miss bush and the republicans. they are, therefore, responsible.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • lmc2

      The crime didn't occur in the US. You are the kind of person who blames Bush if it rains on the day you plan a picnic. .

      October 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Zombia

    I thought life in a peruvian prison was supposed to be torturous and difficult. This psychopath is living a pretty good life, having regular conjugal visits and god knows what other privileges he's been allowed. This is punishment for a serial killer?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • pbernasc

      Serial Killer? Not sure .. I thought he was not even charged of any other crime ... he is a killer .. that's for sure

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

      A serial killer is someone who murders more than 3 people.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bill Thomas

    Amazing that I man in prison is getting more than many men !! What a world.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Disgusted

    Makes one wonder how much money someone rec'd to allow this 'visit'.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. popcorn

    Why do RICH KIDS kill each other?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • H. Munster

      Popcorn,
      your an idiot. Of course the holloway's hate van der sloot, he murdered their daughter. And asking "why do rich kids kill each other?" sounds like you blame natalie for being murdered!
      Your vile.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pixelicious

    That's awesome news. He'll make an excellent father!

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

    I feel very sad for 'daddy's child. 'Daddy' likely can't provide much, if any, child support for his child, let alone support for the mother of his child. And 'daddy' will be in prison for 27 years for killing Flores, unless he can get out early for good behavior. Then the U.S. likely will extradite him so he can be tried for extortion; and if found guilty, he could serve up to 25 more years. So his own child may be well into adulthood before 'daddy' is out of prison.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbie Jelinsky

      thats ok..Joran Mom has money..bet she will be thrilled to be a grandmother!

      October 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. davidmlane

    Why is this news ? Are there not more important and interesting things?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anzing

      It's news and you are reading it, arent'cha?

      October 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ian

    its true that women are attracted to bad boys, that they never learn, and that they are dumber than rocks. that doesnt mean they deserve to be killed.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. weasel

    Lucky kid. He will be able to carry on the family tradition. What an evil world we live in. Hope Dec. 21, 2012 is reality.

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

    "Leidi" sure has good taste in men. /sarcasm

    October 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • pherz

      Probably was abused growing up

      October 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ian

    women love bad boys...this guy has a "get laid" pass for the rest of his life!

    nice work, ladies!

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

      And men like the bad girls who put out easily. I'm an attractive, healthy, woman in my mid-20's and always have men interested until they learn I have self-respect and can control my hormones. Once they learn I'm not going to hop into bed with them after the first few dates they move on to someone who will. Let's face it, people in general lack substance and live for the thrill of the moment, which is why cheap women and bad boys will always be in demand.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. danita

    Must be a desperate woman... Another welfare baby...

    October 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • noreligion

      Not really, welfare doesn't exist in Peru. Those kind of programs only exist in rich countries..

      October 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Uh sorry honey....There's no welfare system in Peru...

      October 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. popcorn

    holloway's rich family hate van der sloot's rich family....

    Did you know van der sloot's family is also wealthy too?

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