15 episodes

In 1985, in Texas, Jayson Woodward stepped outside of her home and was abducted, raped, and held hostage, until she managed to escape her assailant. He was captured on the border between the United States and Mexico. Three unknown armed men would later kidnap Jayson's rapist from a Mexican jail, and bring him back to Texas, where he was found in a park, in his underwear, by Texas law enforcement. An incredible true crime story of a terrible crime that became an international incident, as well as a remarkable portrait of courage and an unexpected spiritual awakening, as Jayson went through it all and came out the other side. Hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).

Borderline Voyage Media

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 524 Ratings

In 1985, in Texas, Jayson Woodward stepped outside of her home and was abducted, raped, and held hostage, until she managed to escape her assailant. He was captured on the border between the United States and Mexico. Three unknown armed men would later kidnap Jayson's rapist from a Mexican jail, and bring him back to Texas, where he was found in a park, in his underwear, by Texas law enforcement. An incredible true crime story of a terrible crime that became an international incident, as well as a remarkable portrait of courage and an unexpected spiritual awakening, as Jayson went through it all and came out the other side. Hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).

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    Trailer

    The trailer for Voyage Media's newest true crime series, Borderline. In 1985, in Texas, Jayson Woodward stepped outside of her home and was abducted, raped and held hostage. She managed to escape her assailant, who fled but was captured right on the border. He would later be kidnapped by three unknown armed men from a Mexican jail and returned to Texas. And that's not even the half of this extraordinary true crime saga. Hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).
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    • 1 min
    Episode One

    Episode One

    Jayson knew there was a stranger in her home. But she talked herself out of her intuition... until it was proven right. And with Jayson living in one of the most remote areas of Texas... there would be no one around to help her.
    To learn more about Jayson's story, you can find her book, Borderline: A True Story of Courage and Justice, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Borderline-True-Story-Courage-Justice/dp/0578524228
    Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The effects of sexual violence aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help they can be managed. If you need to talk, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or visit RAINN.org for free, confidential support 24-hours a day, seven days a week. That’s 1-800-656-4673 and R-A-I-N-N–dot—O-R-G. You're not alone.
    Borderline is a production of Voyage Media. The series is produced by Nat Mundel, Robert Mitas, Chris Goldberg, Kaitlyn Brown and Dan Benamor. Reporting and host narration by Dan Benamor. This episode was edited by Nick Messitte. Derlis Gonzalez wrote original music for this series. Borderline is hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).
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    • 18 min
    Episode Two

    Episode Two

    Something totally unexpected and spiritual occurred when Jayson was kidnapped, leading her to shocking forgive her assailant during the crime. Despite this, Jayson knew their encounter could only end with either her escape or her death at this man's hands.
    To learn more about Jayson's story, you can find her book, Borderline: A True Story of Courage and Justice, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Borderline-True-Story-Courage-Justice/dp/0578524228
    Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The effects of sexual violence aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help they can be managed. If you need to talk, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or visit RAINN.org for free, confidential support 24-hours a day, seven days a week. That’s 1-800-656-4673 and R-A-I-N-N–dot—O-R-G. You're not alone.
    Borderline is a production of Voyage Media. The series is produced by Nat Mundel, Robert Mitas, Chris Goldberg, Kaitlyn Brown, and Dan Benamor. Reporting and host narration by Dan Benamor. Nick Messitte edited this episode. Original music by Derlis Gonzalez. Borderline is hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).
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    • 42 min
    Episode Three

    Episode Three

    After Jayson's daring escape, she tries to recover while the authorities are in literal hot pursuit of her assailant, leading to a high-stakes standoff at the border.
    To learn more about Jayson's story, you can find her book, Borderline: A True Story of Courage and Justice, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Borderline-True-Story-Courage-Justice/dp/0578524228
    Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The effects of sexual violence aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help they can be managed. If you need to talk, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or visit RAINN.org for free, confidential support 24-hours a day, seven days a week. That’s 1-800-656-4673 and R-A-I-N-N–dot—O-R-G. You're not alone.
    Borderline is a production of Voyage Media. The series is produced by Nat Mundel, Chris Goldberg, Robert Mitas, Kaitlyn Brown and Dan Benamor. Reporting and host narration by Dan Benamor. Andres Coca edited this episode. Original music by Derlis Gonzalez. Borderline is hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).
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    • 29 min
    Episode Four

    Episode Four

    Jayson goes to Mexico, to make sure justice is served. There, she discovers the truth, about who her assailant was, his awful history, and what might and might not be done about his crime.
    To learn more about Jayson's story, you can find her book, Borderline: A True Story of Courage and Justice, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Borderline-True-Story-Courage-Justice/dp/0578524228
    Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The effects of sexual violence aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help they can be managed. If you need to talk, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or visit RAINN.org for free, confidential support 24-hours a day, seven days a week. That’s 1-800-656-4673 and R-A-I-N-N–dot—O-R-G. You're not alone.
    Borderline is a production of Voyage Media. The series is produced by Nat Mundel, Chris Goldberg, Robert Mitas, Kaitlyn Brown and Dan Benamor. Reporting and host narration by Dan Benamor. Nick Messitte edited this episode. Derlis Gonzalez wrote original music for this series. Borderline is hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).
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    • 35 min
    Episode Five

    Episode Five

    With Refugio shockingly now in Texas custody, the next hurdle Jayson must face is testifying at his trial, to ensure Refugio is convicted of his crimes.
    To learn more about Jayson's story, you can find her book, Borderline: A True Story of Courage and Justice, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Borderline-True-Story-Courage-Justice/dp/0578524228
    Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The effects of sexual violence aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help they can be managed. If you need to talk, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or visit RAINN.org for free, confidential support 24-hours a day, seven days a week. That’s 1-800-656-4673 and R-A-I-N-N–dot—O-R-G. You're not alone.
    Borderline is a production of Voyage Media. The series is produced by Nat Mundel, Chris Goldberg, Robert Mitas, Kaitlyn Brown and Dan Benamor. Reporting and host narration by Dan Benamor. Nick Shoup edited this episode. Derlis Gonzalez wrote original music for this series. Borderline is hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
524 Ratings

524 Ratings

Yohannan ,

A difficult story told well

Jayson tells her story with a great deal of dignity and grace. This is an amazing survival story!

GSW2400 ,

Perfect voice for storytelling

Loved this podcast and the woman telling the story was very good at retelling her story.

12zyxwvut ,

What a WOMAN and scary story

from her trauma, I enjoyed Jason’s story telling, the narration and music!
I cried for what happened in the beginning and cried at the end but in between it was a harrowing story of strength, spirit and poise enabling her to survive this horrific ordeal! A large THANKS to the unknown heroes!

Aside from her trauma, I enjoyed Jason’s story telling, the narration and music!

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