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.
DNA evidence means the release of a rapist Fin arrested years ago. However, the next day another rape occurs that is particularly vicious, and Fin is pulled back into an investigation he thought he had closed.moreless
A boy found in Central Park triggers an investigation into a possible planned mass-casualty incident. As the SVU and the joint-terrorism task force follow leads to determine the motive and the terrorists, Benson is left to persuade Barba to bring charges against the man who raped the boy's mother.moreless
The SVU squad investigates and becomes part of a dating reality series when a contestant claims she was raped.
After a model is raped by a fashion photographer, the suspected perpetrator uses his connections to shield himself from prosecution.
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
Det. Rollins' undercover case involving child pornography reveals a surprising suspect who is willing to use his power to subvert justice.
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.
A home invasion turns violent and Benson tries to halt it, but she gets taken hostage instead.
A rendezvous with a teacher is planned by a high-school student, but the situation turns much more dangerous for the teen.
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
An investigation into a teenage girl who has vanished leaves DNA the only lead to find her kidnapper. Meanwhile, the case takes a toll on Dodds.
A reality TV family's secrets begin to spill when their young teenage daughter learns she's pregnant.
A violinist is raped by her colleague, but he doesn't remember committing the crime and claims he was drugged and robbed by a hired escort. Meanwhile, Rollins' mother throws a baby shower for her; and Sgt. Mike Dodds reports to work at the SVU squad.moreless
When another precinct shoots an unarmed black man, an eruption of racial tensions affects the NYPD's duties. As demands for justice become louder and more forceful, Barba faces pressure to indict three officers who claim they are not responsible, as they only followed the department's standard procedure.moreless
A malnourished toddler is found wandering and leads police to another ill child from the same home. The investigation eventually lands the Department of Child Services in hot water. Meanwhile, Chief Dodds tells Benson to expect some changes at her squad.moreless
A teenaged transgender girl is assaulted in a park on her way home from school, and ends up in the hospital. Her three attackers are caught, but the DA's choice to try one of her assailants as an adult weighs heavy on the squad as they deal with the affected families.moreless
In part one of the two-part 17th-season opener, the team again tangles with Gregory Yates. The unit investigates when a body washes ashore at the serial killer's burial site, but Rollins' attempt to coax a confession from him yields nothing but devastating information that rocks the squad.moreless
Barba and Benson's case involving Noah's biological father threatens Benson and Noah's future.
A little boy is kidnapped from school and a ransom request is made. Detectives soon uncover that the boy knew his abductor, but friction between his parents impedes the investigation. Meanwhile, Benson must take an exam to formalize her promotion.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.