An investigation hits a nerve with Benson when a suspect claims his genetics causes him to commit rape.
An army ranger struggles to recover from a sexual assault, leading Fin to revisit his military roots.
The squad investigates a rich and powerful family when a bartender accuses one of them of rape.
A 6-year-old vanishes in the middle of a wild party his mother was hosting, and the search for the child leads Benson to reflect on her own role as a parent.
A masked man rapes a woman, and she believes he's the same criminal who stalked her in the past. Meanwhile, Tucker ponders his retirement and his future with Benson.
The CEO of a record label is questioned by police, and so is his protégé, because they may be linked to an assault involving a transgender student.
A police sergeant's son is accused of rape, and the sergeant puts Benson in a tough spot when he makes her choose between loyalty and duty.
As Benson and Rollins investigate a case of suspected rape they discover the victim's secret life, which may derail both the case and her Olympic dreams. Elsewhere, Rollins takes in her recently paroled sister.moreless
SVU investigates a case where an affair results in an accusation of rape. Barba, although facing stiff odds and a brilliant defense attorney, presses forward with the case to prove a lie can become rape.moreless
A homeless man is a suspect in several neighborhood rapes, so Carisi goes undercover at a homeless shelter.
The team continues to investigate a case that involves the Catholic church, and some of the most powerful people in New York city. Meanwhile, Benson and Tucker deal with the fallout from their part of the investigation.moreless
A sexual exploitation case involving Catholic schoolgirls results in surprising charges against people in esteemed leadership positions, including judges, lawmakers, lawyers and cops.
A famous actor is arrested for rape, but then the charges are dropped due to lack of evidence. However, Rollins isn't satisfied with that and takes matters into her own hands.
Det. Rollins' undercover case involving child pornography reveals a surprising suspect who is willing to use his power to subvert justice.
Two escaped murderers are pursued by the squad and two visiting detectives from Chicago.
The SVU investigates when a woman is gang raped, but all the witnesses to the attack refuse to testify, and the squad must find a witness who will overcome her fears to confirm the attack.moreless
A teenager who says she was raped challenges SVU to prove the case against her attacker, who maintains he didn't touch her unwillingly.
Child abductor Lewis Hodda's trial date has arrived finally, and Benson focuses on the proceedings in order to make sure Hodda is convicted. However, when Hodda rejects a plea, Barba must reconstruct his case from decades-old evidence and depositions. Then a familiar face returns as a defense expert, and the prosecution is dealt another blow.moreless
A Chicago crime resembles a decade-old New York City case, so police from Chicago arrive and team up with the squad to track down a suspect they had to release earlier.
A famous author whom Carisi idolizes becomes the center of a feud between his wife and two daughters. As evidence mounts against the wife, Carisi takes a personal interest in the case and the man's well-being. Elsewhere, Barba faces his own family conflict when he forces a decision on his abuela.moreless
Scanavino discovers a woman posing as a madam while he is undercover on a trafficking sting. It turns out she's there to track down her daughter, who disappeared three years ago. The team must then balance ethics and necessity as they search for her daughter while closing in on the perpetrator - an unexpectedly familiar face. Elsewhere, Benson gets disturbing news that may affect her son.moreless
Detective Tutuola is drawn into the online gaming world when he investigates the death and rape threats by male gamers against a female developer who is set to launch her new game. When the threats become reality for one of her employees, the team must find the perpetrator before another assault occurs.moreless
Benson and Rollins deal with the fallout after a rape suspect is released due to no evidence and the rape victim's father takes justice into his own hands.
Amaro's estranged father is arrested at his own wedding after a fight erupts, and Amaro becomes a witness in a case involving family secrets.
A 15-year-old girl, answering a social media invitation, sneaks out to meet her movie star crush. Later she is found hanging onto life in an alley after a sexual assault. Olivia believes the star is the perpetrator, but cannot find any proof against him. Proof comes in the form of missing security footage that the website posts. The site owner refuses to reveal his source, and it is up to Barba to find a way to make him do so.moreless
Rollins' old boss from Atlanta visits New York City along with his newest detective, who is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom. The rookie detective makes a rape claim, but then she recants it, leading Rollins to face a dark part of her own past.moreless
A serial rapist strikes, attacking young, petite girls during the early morning. Rollins finds a pattern between these assaults and some rape cases she worked on back in Atlanta, but the rape kits for those were never tested. Meanwhile, a judge threatens to remove Noah from Benson's home.moreless
Benson and Fin work together to save a woman whose abuse by her boyfriend shows up on a security tape. As a last ditch effort, they ask ADA Barba for assistance. Meanwhile, Amaro and Rollins are affected by the case.moreless
Police from Chicago work with the squad to track a child-pornography victim, and together they follow a lead about a live-streamed pornography club. However, the case risks being derailed when tension erupts between Benson and the visiting sergeant.moreless
Three girls enter the woods, and two of them vanish while the third gets injured during their quest to find the mythical Glasgowman. As the search for the suspect gets underway, Benson attempts to separate stories of fantasy from reality.moreless