A Dutch teenager questioned in the disappearance of a young Alabama woman in Aruba says he had planned to take her to his house to have sex the night she was last seen, but instead left her alone on a beach.
In an interview with ABC News’ “Primetime” to air Thursday, Joran van der Sloot, 18, says he did not have sex with Natalee Holloway because they didn’t have a condom. He says they “cuddled for a while” and he last saw her “sitting on the sand by the ocean.”
“I should have brought her back to her hotel or I should have made sure I left her with someone, one of her friends, but I just should have gotten her back to where she should have been,” he told ABC.
Holloway, 18, was last seen May 30 leaving a bar with van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak Kalpoe, 21, and Satish Kalpoe, 18. No one has been charged in her disappearance.
In papers filed for a lawsuit in a Manhattan court last week, Holloway’s parents allege their intoxicated daughter, who was on a graduation trip with classmates, left a bar with van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers at about 1:30 a.m.
Several of Holloway’s friends saw her in a car with the youths and asked her to get out, court papers say, but she did not. The court papers go on to allege she was sexually assaulted.
Van der Sloot and the Kalpoes were arrested June 9 on suspicion of involvement in Holloway’s disappearance. Van der Sloot acknowledged he was with Holloway but denied any wrongdoing. All were released.