scum bag dj lied to aruban police to protect 1 suspects in the missing girl case
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PALM BEACH, Aruba (CNN) -- A disc jockey who spent 10 days in jail after being arrested and questioned about a missing American teenager admits he lied to Aruban police to protect one of the suspects in custody.
"I heard this guy talking on the phone at the Internet cafe," Steve Croes said. "So my story was like almost exactly as his."
Croes was referring to Deepak Kalpoe, 21, who originally said he and his brother Satish, 18, and their friend Joran Van Der Sloot, 17, drove Natalee Holloway back to the Holiday Inn the night of May 30.
Croes told police he saw the young men drop Holloway off at the hotel.
"So that's why they thought that maybe I was in it," Croes told CNN Wednesday. "But everything that I knew, I just hear it from his voice, when he was talking on the phone."
Croes works on a party boat that docks about 1,000 feet from the Holiday Inn where Holloway was staying when she disappeared.
The Kalpoes later said they dropped Joran and Natalee off at a beach down the road.
When she disappeared, the 18 year old was celebrating her high school graduation in Aruba with about 100 classmates and several parent chaperones from Mountain Brook, Alabama
, a suburb of Birmingham.
She was last seen leaving a nightclub with the Kalpoe brothers and Van Der Sloot. They were arrested on June 9 and have been detained since.
No charges have been filed against the three, and their attorneys have said the men are innocent.
Police released Croes Monday after a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to hold him. The DJ was arrested June 17 after at least one of the three still being held named him during questioning by authorities, officials said.
A hearing is scheduled early next week to determine whether the Kalpoe brothers and Van Der Sloot can be held for 60 more days.