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Van der Sloot Jailhouse Photoshoot Causes Stir, Say Reports

Joran van der Sloot (CBS/AP)

Van der Sloot Jailhouse Photoshoot Causes Stir, Say Reports
Joran van der Sloot (CBS/AP)

LIMA, Peru (CBS) Even though he's behind bars, Joran van der Sloot continues to attract attention.

PICTURES: Van der Sloot Hotel Room Crime Scene  

Authorities in Peru are looking to take disciplinary action against jailers who snapped a photograph of alleged murdered Joran van der Sloot alongside two fellow inmates being held in connection with high-profile killings in Peru, reports CNN.

America TV, a Peruvian television network, was the first to unveil the photograph of the 22-year-old Dutchman beside Hugo Trujillo Ospina and William Trickett Smith II, as well as a fourth man who is not identified.

According to CNN, Peru's National Institute of Corrections said Tuesday that "the Office of Internal Affairs of the institution began administrative and disciplinary actions with the goal of establishing responsibility over the acts of official misconduct by employees of the Castro Castro Correctional Institution. They improperly used photographic equipment that was meant for administrative duties."

Joran van der Sloot reportedly confessed to the murder of college student Stephany Flores, who was found dead in his hotel room in Lima. He later recanted the confession to a Dutch newspaper.

Van der Sloot remains the prime suspect in the disappearance of Holloway, who vanished in Aruba during a high school graduation trip.

Despite van der Sloot having been arrested twice in the Holloway case, Aruba prosecutors say they do not have enough evidence to put him behind bars.

  • Caroline Black

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