Paul Martin Andrews
|Paul Martin Andrews|
|Born||1959 (age 57–58)|
|Known for||Advocacy for rape survivors in Virginia; rape survivor|
In 1973, he was kidnapped in his native Virginia and hidden in an underground box by the convicted child abuser Richard Ausley. Thirty years after his ordeal, he went public with his story and became an activist for bolstering Virginia law with additional funding for continued civil commitments for sex offenders after their criminal sentences end.
In this case, Virginia did not get a chance to test its new Civil Commitment for Sexually Violent Predators Act. Ausley's sentence was extended by five years after another victim came forward.
In January 2004, Ausley was murdered in his prison cell. Andrews later said that he did not hate Ausley, and did not wish his death.
- Smith, Erika Lyn. "Paul Martin Andrews - Pedophilia Victim Warns of Common Child Lure". Bella Online. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
Paul Martin Andrews was thirteen when a seasoned pedophile used a common lure to convince the boy to get into his van on January 10, 1973.
- Moyer, Laura (2005-01-13). "Boy assaulted in 1973 has become a strong advocate for civil commitment of sexual predators". Free Lance–Star. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
As lawyers argued over civil-commitment case procedure yesterday at the state Supreme Court, Paul Martin Andrews watched with a very personal interest. Andrews was instrumental in getting the 2003 General Assembly to fund the law, which allows for the institutional incarceration of some sex offenders after they've completed their prison sentences.
- "Boxed in: A boy's lost week", By Martin Andrews, Jan 30th, 2003, The Hook
- "Going public: Andrews talks, and the governor listens"
- "No way out: how the state helped kill a convict"
- "Save your tears: Ausley was no victim"
- "The Boy in the Box"
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