Imprisoned Van der Sloot Allegedly Impregnates Woman

Joran van der Sloot, wanted in connection with the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, has allegedly impregnated a woman while serving his 28-year sentence for the murder of a Peruvian woman.

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Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot waits for his trial to begin at the courtroom in the Lurigancho prison in Lima January 11, 2012. Van der Sloot, who was arrested but never charged in the 2005 disappearance of 18-year-old Alabama native Natalee Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, told police he killed 21-year-old business student Stephany Flores after meeting her in a casino in Lima.

A Dutch newspaper reported on Monday that Joran van der Sloot, who is wanted in the U.S. in connection with the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, has impregnated a woman while serving a 28-year prison sentence in Lima for the murder of a Peruvian woman.

Van der Sloot confirmed the news to De Telegraaf via telephone on Saturday, and his lawyer stated that the pregnancy is more than three months along. The mother, who the paper identified simply as “Leidi,” reportedly became pregnant during an unsupervised visit with Van der Sloot, who told the Dutch paper that “a test has proved” the pregnancy. Although he does not have DNA evidence, Van der Sloot said he believes he is the father. He said the woman did not want to have an abortion because it is not in accordance with her Catholic beliefs.

According to the Associated Press, Peruvian media reported last year that Van der Sloot had a son with a woman named Leydi Figueroa Uceda, but she denied it. Van der Sloot’s lawyer said his client was “friends” with Uceda.

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In 2010, Van der Sloot was convicted of robbing and murdering 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot, a Dutch national, has given several conflicting stories as to what happened to Holloway, the missing Alabama high school student — including confessing to dumping her body in the ocean, a statement he later retracted. He is the last known person to see her alive, and he is wanted in the U.S. for allegedly extorting money from the Holloway family by promising to disclose her body’s location. He can avoid extradition to the U.S. if he obtains Peruvian nationality, which he could acquire by fathering a Peruvian child or by marrying a Peruvian citizen, the Associated Press reports.

Van der Sloot is currently appealing his conviction in Peru.

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