“I wanted to get back at Natalee’s family,” he said in an interview published Monday in a Dutch newspaper. “Her parents have been making my life tough for five years.”
Joran will face one count of wire fraud and one count of extortion for trying to squeeze more than $250,000 from the Holloways.
“When they offered to pay for the girl’s location, I thought: ‘Why not?'” he added.