Joran van der Sloot father of baby boy

18th June 2011, Comments 1 comment

Joran van der Sloot, who is in a Peruvian prison charged with murder, has fathered a child by a 22-year-old Peruvian woman, says a local television station.

The baby boy, called Matías, is said to have been born on 30 March.

Mr Van der Sloot, a Dutch national, was jailed in early June of 2010 suspected of murdering a 21-year-old Peruvian woman, Stephany Flores.

The television station, Frecuencia Latina, quoted Edward Álvarez, a lawyer who represents Ms Flores’ family.

The baby’s mother, who has been named as Leydi Figueroa, is said to be living near the maximum security prison in Lima where Mr Van der Sloot is awaiting trial.

It’s thought the two met a few days after he was imprisoned on 11 June 2010.

She has visited him in prison on several occasions, even though he is not authorized to receive her there, according to Mr Álvarez.

During the latest hearing of his trial, Mr Van der Sloot refused to confirm or deny whether he had fathered a child, saying it was a private matter.

It’s thought his mother will travel to the Peruvian capital within days to take the baby to Holland.

Mr Van der Sloot, aged 23, is also suspected of killing an 18-year-old US student, Natalee Holloway, who went missing on Aruba on 30 May 2005.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

1 Comment To This Article

  • Joe posted:

    on 19th June 2011, 01:53:08 - Reply

    What a heartwarming story! So romantic!