Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 5 Episode 18


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 02, 2004 on NBC

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  • A young african american boy in foster care dies after a midnight exorcism!

    The boy had health problems that didn't allow him to communicate very well and was always very hard to handle because of hi issues which led the immature foster father to take the boy to a midnight exorcism. The detectives first think the xorcism might of gone wrong and the boy died but the case takes a twist. When the detectives find blood on a pillow at the foster home, they start to suspect the foster parents. They also find out the boy was killed by a cheese grater. They charge the father but soon learn he had called the social worker many of times asking for her to take the child away because he couldn't take care of him. The social worker never answered the calls which led the police to arrest her and charge her for depraved indifference. The social worker somehow gets off but feels so bad about what she did that she commited suicide. The detectives then learn that the foster parents had stuck one of their former foster children in a mental institution to hide her away when she saw the murder of the little boy. The detectives track down the girl and she tells them that the foster mother killed the little boy.