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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the conclusion of the two-part 17th-season opener, Barba tests his mettle against two skilled defense attorneys whose zealous representation of Yates results in another victim, blackmail, and a different suspect.
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.