The news surrounding Joran van der Sloot is calm, right now, but this doesn’t mean that the justice system is not fully at work in regards to bringing charges against accused killer, van der Sloot. According to AOL News, Peru’s Minister of Justice has confirmed that Thailand authorities will pursue criminal charges against Joran van der Sloot for sex trafficking, so this means more legal trouble for him.
During the Natalee Holloway crisis, the idea of sex trafficking came up on more than one occasion. According to AOL News, Joran van der Sloot even went on record as claiming that he sold Natalee Holloway for 9,600, but he later took back his claim. Of course he did. Joran van der Sloot is notorious for taking back what he says. One could argue that Joran van der Sloot lies each time his mouth moves.
What about the sex trafficking, though? According to AOL News, a former FBI Agent, Harold Copus, says that Joran van der Sloot could have been a middle man in a sex trafficking operation, which means that he would make money for “getting the girls and moving them around.” Again, no surprise here. This gig sounds like something right up Joran van der Sloot’s alley, right? Does this idea suggest that Natalee Holloway could still be alive though?
Likely not, tells Copus. According to AOL News, Copus tells that women sold into sex trafficking are doped up and used until they are no longer useful. After this, the women are killed, so this means that Natalee Holloway would not likely be around any longer, even if Joran van der Sloot did sell her into sex trafficking. This comes as hard news in the case of Natalee Holloway. Even so, if Joran van der Sloot is guilty of such crimes, he does need to stand trial.
Stand trial he will, according to AOL News, and for more than one crime, apparently. Steve Cron, a veteran criminal defense attorney says, “Assuming he is convicted [in Peru], these other countries are going to make arrangements to have him flown [in] to stand trial, with the understanding that he’ll be returned to Peru once the trials are over. Then, once Peru is done with him, he’ll have to go serve out any other remaining sentences in the other countries.”
*This stands as good news for all, except Joran van der Sloot.