Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway on a 2005 high school graduation trip to Aruba but was never charged, will be deported to the United States to appear in trial for extortion and wire fraud.
The disappearance of Natalee Holloway occurred nearly 20 years ago. For the 2010 murder of 21-year-old college student Stephany Flores in Lima, Peru, the 35-year-old is serving 28-year imprisonment.
Who Is Joran Van Der Sloot?
Joran Van Der Sloot was granted temporary reprieve on Wednesday after the Peruvian government approved a request from American authorities.
Peru and the US have an extradition pact, and earlier Peru had agreed to deport Jaron only after he had completed the murder term, meaning the US authorities may have had to wait until 2038.
Maximo Altez, Jordan’s lawyer in Peru, intended to file a motion opposing the choice to temporarily extradite his client. Altez claimed he was unaware of the proceedings and was taken aback by his decision.
He claimed that his client, who is still being held in Southern Peru’s Challapalca prison, vehemently opposes extradition and has never had the right to a fair trial.
Joran Van Der Sloot Extradition
According to reports, the extradition might take place as soon as this weekend, but most likely within a week.
Joran van der Sloot will be transported back to Peru to finish out his term there if the allegations against him are dismissed.
If he were found guilty, both the Peruvian and American governments will need to agree on the location of his sentencing in both countries.
Beth Holloway, Natalee Holloway’s mother, fought for her daughter since her disappearance years ago. She said that she wanted her daughter to get justice and she felt relieved and happy when the order for Joran’s extradition came out.
What Happened To Natalee Holloway?
On the evening of May 30, 2005, Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old from Mountain Brook, Alabama, disappeared while celebrating her high school graduation with friends on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.
She was last spotted getting into a grey Honda with then-17-year-old Jora and two of his friends after leaving the pub in the beach metropolis.
After being recognized as the suspect and taken into custody for many weeks, Joran Van Der Sloot was ultimately freed without any charges due to lack of evidence.
Natalee’s body was never discovered, but a judge in Alabama eventually determined that she was dead.
A federal grand jury accused Jaron on June 30, 2010, of allegedly attempting to extort money from Natalee’s family in the wake of her disappearance.
Accusations Against Joran Van Der Sloot
According to federal prosecutors, Joran Van Der Sloot allegedly contacted Beth Holloway on March 29, 2010. Through her lawyer, he demanded $250,000 including a $250,000 up in advance in exchange for information on the whereabouts of Natalee’s remains.
Prosecutors claim that Beth Holloway’s lawyer met Joran in a hotel room in Aruba and gave him $10,000 in cash while Beth wired $150,000 to Joran’s bank account.
Joran Van Der Sloot changed his story about the night he spent with Natalee Holloway. He claims that after picking her up, he threw her to the ground after she insisted on being let down, Prosecutor claims that he said she died quickly when her head hit a rock.
After sharing the news regarding Jaron’s extradition, Beth Halloway thanked the new president of Peru and those who supported her so far in the journey to find justice for her daughter.