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. Norman

    A Father???? More like a Mother.... (you figure out the rest) 🙂

    October 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. i_know_everything

    must be a Republican

    October 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • cutedog2

      You don't know that much if you believe the entire world is separated into a Republican/Democrat party system.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. maria

    He should be castrated ,he should not be procreating !same is her!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alicia

    He got tired of modeling bustier's for El Bubba....

    October 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GawdammIt

    What a puke

    October 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. popcorn

    As soon as Van der Sloot got out jail. He will inhered his million dollars to his son. His son will most likely carried his GENES and start killing rich white girls and gamble more money.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. wildone

    Oh joy! His parents must be so proud of him for managing to produce a grandchild for them even while serving 28 years for murder.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jackie Treehorn

    Come on wing nuts; there must be some way to blame Obama for this!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • biff mcguzzle

      Obama is weak on foreign policy. JVDS knew that if he got caught in Peru rather than other countries he wouldn't be extradited. Now he will establish Peruvian citizenship and thumb his nose at us while Obama refuses to demand his delivery to US justice. Mitt would , on his first day in the White House , order Peru to give him up or face an invasion that would make " Shock and Awe " look like " Scratch and Yawn ". Obama was probably behind JVDS getting conjugal visits to begin with. If he maneuvers JVDS into a position where he isn't supposed to be extradited legally ( By fathering a Peruvian baby. ) then he won't have to deal with it. Mitt will fight for the American Way by invading and taking the bum by force. I predict he will also arrange for the Duggars to adopt the baby or maybe some Mormon family. It's a win-win.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Terisa

    I dont wish any harm to the unborn child, but this piece of GARBAGE should know what it feels like to lose a child. wipe that filthy smirk off his face.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • gary

      unfortunatly Terisa, I doubt if he would even blink over that. He is amoral and has no soul. to him the pain would be to garner attention. Remember you have a soul, he has testoserone.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ricky

    People like him should be castrated once they get to prison, so we prevent the passing of bad genes into future generations.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Askmehow

    I told them to Van the Slot

    October 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ztom

    Is the baby shower planned? Do they do those in Peru?

    October 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mister Horse

    He's just a sociopathic sperm donor, he'll never be a father in the true sense of the word.

    October 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Donna Gee

    Spawn of the devil. Nuff said!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • JeremyH6

      Kill it when it comes out!

      October 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Franky

    Psychopath

    October 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
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