Joran van der Sloot Will Face Charges in Natalee Holloway Disappearance…Eventually

Caption this “The Wheels of Justice Spin Slowly:” Peru has agreed to extradite Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway, to the United States to face criminal charges in the case.

But that’ll take a while.

Van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year sentence in a Peruvian jail for the murder of another young woman and will not be extradited to the U.S. until he completes his sentence, according to a government ruling published in local publication El Peruano on Sunday.

That means the convicted killer will not arrive stateside until at least 2038.

Van der Sloot — the son of a prominent Aruban judge — was never charged in Holloway’s disappearance off the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, but he was the last person known to see the college-bound blonde alive. Authorities have long suspected foul play in the case.

Van der Sloot later admitted robbing and killing Stephany Flores in his hotel room on May 30, 2010 — five years and five days after Natalee went missing — after the two left a casino together.