Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch teenager who was one of the last people to see missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, says that he intended to sleep with her but did not.
“My intention was to take her to (my) house to have sex with her,” van der Sloot tells ABC’s Primetime in his first televised interview Thursday, according to the New York Post. “I asked if she wanted to have sex, and she was fine with it.”
However, van der Sloot says the pair never did sleep together. “I didn’t have a condom with me, though, in my wallet, and I won’t have sex with a girl without a condom.”
Surveillance tapes obtained by Primetime show van der Sloot sitting at a blackjack table with Holloway, and he admits to spending time with her the night she disappeared.
“I sat down there (at the blackjack table) and then with five minutes there was a group of girls that came up to me and sat down next to me,” he says. “They’d already been drinking that day.”
Last week, Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, sued van der Sloot in a civil suit accusing him of imprisoning and sexually assaulting her daughter. Van der Sloot, who has not been criminally charged in connection with Holloway’s disappearance, denies the charges.
As for how he’s been treated in the media, van der Sloot says, “I think I’ve been portrayed unfairly.”
Holloway, 18, disappeared during a class trip to Aruba last May.