Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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    • Internal Affairs
      Season 15 - Episode 4
      10/9/13
      9.3

      An officer from the 12th precinct makes accusations of fraud and cover-ups against his precinct, but the results of his charges end up with him committed to a psych ward. The Internal Affairs Bureau asks SVU to assist in their investigation, and sends in Cassidy undercover. Cassidy's life may be in danger, though, when someone at the 12th wants to keep the status quo.

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    • Spiraling Down
      Season 13 - Episode 10
      12/7/11
      9.2

      When the daughter of one of Detective Amaro's friends is found working as an underage prostitute, the unit sets up a sting operation. Unfortunately, the operation's high-profile collar marks the return of Bayard Ellis and his notion of rape excused by mental defect.

    • Competence
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      5/10/02
      9.2
      The investigation into the rape and impregnation of a young girl with Down Syndrome uncovers a serial rapist who preys on handicapped young girls under the guise of being their benefactor.
    • Loss
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/14/03
      9.2
      Investigating the brutal rape and murder of an undercover federal agent and forced to use discretion in order to protect the identities of those agents in the field, the detectives arrest a suspect highly connected with a Colombian drug cartel. As the case proceeds towards trial, Cabot is faced with death threats on herself and her family along with pressure to yield the case to federal authorities.moreless
    • Stranger
      Season 10 - Episode 11
      1/6/09
      9.2
      A girl who vanished four years ago reappears with a tale of imprisonment and sexual slavery, but Benson and Stabler find themselves doubting her story as evidence and discrepancies keep mounting against it. Once the lie is known, the detectives are left with a traumatized victim whom no one believes, a horrifying truth that sends them scrambling to keep her out of the tombs, and another truth that may be discovered too late to save her life.moreless
    • Raw
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      11/1/05
      9.2
      After a six-year-old boy dies in a school shooting, detectives trace the gun used back to a white supremacist's gun shop. Munch and Fin face hatred and prejudice from the major suspects in the case, but their investigation soon takes them from the man who pulled the trigger back to the gun shop owner, who makes no bones about his hatred of anyone who is not white.moreless
    • Above Suspicion
      Above Suspicion
      Season 14 - Episode 2
      9/26/12
      9.1

      Cragen's fate lies in the hands of a DA with an agenda and the outcome of Cassidy's undercover work.

    • Scavenger
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/19/04
      9.1
      The entire squad races against the clock to solve the puzzles and uncover the clues scattered throughout the city by a serial killer who is taunting them to find him and the next victims on his list.
    • Desperate
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      3/14/03
      9.1
      After a young boy witnesses the brutal sexual assault and murder of his stepmother, his father blocks the efforts of the detectives to question him.
    • Futility
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      4/25/03
      9.1
      After arresting a man accused of raping several neighborhood women, Detectives Benson and Stabler attempt to obtain an indictment for their suspect with the help of a key eyewitness - his last victim. However, the suspect's decision to handle his own defense casts some doubt over the trial's outcome as he proves to be a formidable opponent for A.D.A. Cabot.moreless
    • 911
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      10/4/05
      9.1
      Benson is on her way out for the evening when a call comes in from a little girl who says she's locked in a room alone. While trying to draw the girl out, Benson is drawn deeper into the little girl's life, and although the other officers begin to suspect the whole thing may be some sick joke, Benson is convinced that the little girl, Maria, is the real deal. By talking to Maria, Benson is able to ferret enough information from her so that they have a place to start, but Maria's captor has an affinity for electronics and has done everything he can to make sure that no one can find the little girl he has kidnapped.moreless
    • Guilt
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      3/29/02
      9.1
      When A.D.A. Cabot is faced with a reluctant witness in a child molestation case, she goes above and beyond the normal scope of duty in her search for evidence to convict the serial abuser. But her passion supercedes her compliance with the law as she misrepresents herself to Benson and Stabler to bring them into an illegal search of the traumatised boy's home -- jeopardising not only her case, but the careers of all involved. SVU Bureau Chief Elizabeth Donnelly is faced with the frustrating task of bringing Cabot in line to preserve the integrity of the Special Victims Unit.moreless
    • Manhattan Vigil
      Season 14 - Episode 5
      10/24/12
      9.1

      A kidnapping case reminds Benson of a similar case that is over a decade old. So, while the team races to find the current victim, Benson reopens the cold case, hoping both will be solved.

    • Gambler's Fallacy
      Season 15 - Episode 17
      3/12/14
      9.1

      Rollins' gambling losses puts her under obligation to the club managers. Their repayment means Rollins must commit a crime, but the act tangles her up in a more serious crime. Meanwhile, Benson and Tutuola must face that Rollins has may be guilty.

    • Perverted
      Season 11 - Episode 9
      11/18/09
      9.1
      DNA links Olivia to the murder of a biker in Central Park whose gang specialized in hits and prostitution. With Munch and Fin assigned to the investigation and evidence continuing to mount against Benson, Elliot begins his own inquiry – determined to prove her innocence and save her career.
    • Fault
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      4/4/06
      9.1
      A manhunt ensues when Victor Paul Gitano, a recently released sex offender, kidnaps two children after killing the rest of their family. Benson and Stabler pursue Gitano only to find their own relationship challenged as both experience opportunities where they put their personal relationship ahead of their job. After having her throat slashed, Benson requests for a new partner when she hears what Stabler has to say about their relationship and their job.moreless
    • Infiltrated
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      10/31/06
      9.1
      Novak tries to find Benson when the case for a previous rape victim, Chelsea Arndale, hinges on her testimony. Benson, meanwhile, is still living as Persephone James and has been arrested in Oregon after the ecologist's group she has infiltrated is involved in a fracas with the local police. After the local sheriff advises her that her group is being looked at in connection with a recent murder, Benson decides to do a little investigating on her own and learns that the man was a pedophile. When she finally finds his private hideaway, it leads to a shocking conclusion.moreless
    • Intoxicated
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      3/29/05
      9.1
      When Denise Eldridge finds her fifteen-year-old daughter Carrie in bed with twenty-one-year-old Justin, she immediately calls police to have Justin charged with statutory rape. Benson intercedes on behalf of Carrie, calling a children's rights lawyer to assist her, but when Denise turns up dead, Carrie and Justin both end up on the suspect list. Benson tries to get some help from Simone Bryce, but Bryce is obligated to protect her client.moreless
    • Denial
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      5/3/02
      9.1
      When a heroin junkie is found raped, Tutuola takes an interest in Claire, but he's not the only one. When they find a finger in her purse, it opens a can of worms that spans back thirteen years, to when a teenaged Claire witnessed her mother beating her baby sister Lisa to death, and even further back, when Claire's grandmother, Rose, turned Grace in for the murder of her first-born son, Anthony, years before Claire was born.moreless
    • Ghost
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      2/22/05
      9.0
      When a wealthy couple is found dead in their home, Benson and Stabler soon realise that their deaths are connected to a drug smuggling ring. Eventually the road leads back to the same drug dealers who forced a former assistant district attorney into hiding, and Alex Cabot comes home to face her enemies.moreless
    • Risk
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/17/03
      9.0
      An infant overdoses on cocaine mixed in the baby food and the detectives arrest a suspect. Upon receiving resistence from Internal Affairs, the entire squad goes undercover to flush out a drug ring run by dirty cops.
    • Closure Part 2
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      11/3/00
      9.0
      Stabler and Benson investigate a sexual assault very similar to one they worked six months ago whose victim follows her alleged attacker and reports his activities to the police.
    • Damaged
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/10/03
      9.0
      When a six-year-old girl who was critically injured in an apparent robbery gone bad and later dies is found to have tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease, detectives investigate the family, the store clerk, and the son of a prominent attorney who had appeared to foil the crime. After evidence turns up that the little girl's older sister was dating the alleged sexual predator, Cabot has to work some legal magic to eradicate the deal that had been made with the older sister for her testimony.moreless
    • Venom
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      3/28/06
      9.0
      Ken Randall calls Benson for help after he's picked up in an alley late at night. He claims that he was looking for a body after overhearing a man talk about murdering a woman and dumping her body while he was at the bar that night. Fin is upset that no one informed him his son was in trouble and inserts himself into the investigation. Suspicion soon falls onto Ken's cousin, Darius Parker.moreless
    • Monogamy
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/4/02
      9.0
      After a psychiatrist's seven-month pregnant wife is found unconscious and bleeding in a parking garage with her unborn child missing, the paramedic reports to Benson that it appears as though the woman sustained massive abdominal trauma that appeared to be an emergency caesarean section. After the investigation uncovers a trail leading to infidelity and questions about the paternity of the baby, Stabler begins to feel the stress of the investigation.moreless
    • Charisma
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/16/04
      9.0
      A career con artist, forger and thief turns to murder and serial pedophilia to populate the cult he created and to get his hands on a multi-million dollar trust fund. The detectives have trouble getting any leads because no one in the cult is saying anything, not even their names.
    • Blast
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      1/10/06
      9.0
      The team investigates when young Carly Hunter disappears while walking home from school one day. While processing evidence found at the scene, Warner realises that the little girl has leukemia, and they need to get her home as soon as possible to begin treatment. Despite the ransom drop going wrong, the detectives are able to find the little girl thanks to evidence O'Halloran finds at the scene, but as she tells her story to Stabler and her mother, it soon becomes clear that her kidnapper is someone very close to home. Stabler and Warner end up becoming hostages when the kidnapper approaches Jake Hunter directly.moreless
    • Dependent
      Season 8 - Episode 14
      2/13/07
      9.0
      Benson and Stabler attempt to question a confused young woman about an attack on her parents that left her brother traumatized, and Stabler puts his career on the line when he goes too far.
    • Angels
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/1/02
      9.0
      The body of a battered young boy found in a luggage compartment of an airport shuttle bus sends the detectives to his guardian who was discovered to be a pedophile only to find his corpse in bed with his genitals removed. The subsequent investigation leads them to a travel agency specializing in exotic trips for sexual predators.moreless
    • Scheherezade
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      1/2/07
      9.0
      Stabler heads to see terminal cancer patient Judson Tierney after a request from his parish priest, and soon realizes that Tierney has a story that he is dying to tell but only wants to tell to his estranged daughter. With Benson keeping an eye on Tierney, Stabler looks into the man's past and learns that he was once involved in a series of unsolved bank robberies, and that he has been keeping a secret about his daughter for over twenty years.moreless
    • Wrath
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/5/01
      9.0
      The detectives investigate three murders that seemingly have with no connection to each other, but each one has ties to Benson's previous cases and the detectives worry that Benson is the intended target.
    • Web
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      5/9/06
      9.0

      When an eight-year-old propositions a male classmate, Stabler and Tutuola are called in to investigate the case and soon learn that Jake Winnock's father spent seven years in prison for molesting his older brother, Teddy. D.N.A. tests clear Gregory Hensal of abusing his son, but implicate Jake's older brother, whom detectives soon learn has been running his own personal internet pornography site. T.A.R.U. tech Ruben Morales joins the detectives in their search for Teddy after he goes missing, but his own guilt about his nephew's molestation after being raped by an online predator he met using the computer Morales had given him colors his judgment when dealing with one of the suspects.

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    • Birthright
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/21/04
      9.0
      The investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a six-year-old girl uncovers a fertility doctor's scheme to steal embryos, and prompts a custody battle between the child's biological and birth mothers.
    • Behave
      Season 12 - Episode 3
      9/29/10
      9.0
      Detectives Benson and Stabler find their hands tied when a victim of multiple rapes refuses the rape kit because of the terror of her circumstances. Benson is determined to help, and sets out to find another way, but her research reveals that there are thousands of untested rape kits across the nation. Appalled, she still presses forward with the investigation, finally unearthing a lead in Los Angeles that might see some peace for her victim.moreless
    • Pique
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      5/4/01
      9.0
      Observed by an FBI psychiatrist, the detectives uncover a horrifying motive for the slaying of a software company employee by a fired colleague when they learn of the suspect's true relationship with his overbearing mother.
    • Girl Dishonored
      Season 14 - Episode 20
      4/24/13
      9.0

      The rape of a sorority member focuses the team's attention on the university's culture of denial and discouragement and a board complicit in the many cover ups.

    • Remorse
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      5/5/00
      9.0
      Television reporter Sarah Logan refuses to let her recent rape get her down, and talks about her experiences on the air which leads to the arrest of a young man that the police feel is responsible by Benson and Stabler, as Munch finds himself forming a bond with the brave reporter.moreless
    • Ridicule
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/14/01
      9.0
      What appears as an accidental death leads to a case involving a male stripper who claims that the deceased was one of three women who raped him at a bachelorette party.
    • Locum
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      9/22/10
      9.0
      Benson and Stabler are pulled between suspects when they are called to the home of a missing 10-year-old girl by her adoptive, but controlling, parents. Believing she ran away to meet a man with whom she was friends on the internet, suspicion turns towards Erik Weber whose expressed interest in Benson surprisingly strikes a spark. Then a mystery from the parents' past is revealed, and a girl's life hangs in the balance.moreless
    • Justice
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      4/5/02
      9.0
      In investigating the sexual assault of a 16-year-old, it's discovered that the victim is the rebellious stepdaughter of a judge.
    • Swing
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      10/14/08
      9.0
      When Elliot's daughter, Kathleen, breaks into a couple's home and steals a pendant he is forced to deal with ghosts from his past. Unfortunately, his missteps put Kathleen's future and mental health at risk, and it will take all of Olivia's skills to make things right.
    • Countdown
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/23/01
      9.0
      The detectives become a little edgy after working around the clock to find an abducted girl, with clues pointing to a serial murderer and rapist who kills his victims on the third day. After trapping the killer, they are prepared to give him the death penalty until they find out that one of his victims was never found and he offers her location as a plea bargain.moreless
    • Inheritance
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/16/01
      9.0
      The search for a serial rapist leads to a suspect who was himself a product of rape, and whose father was convicted of that crime. The young man's attorney blames his genetics as the reason for his actions.
    • Burned
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      1/9/07
      9.0
      Stabler and Benson find themselves on opposite sides when Valerie Sennet accuses her estranged husband, Miles Sennet, of breaking into her home and raping her. Because Miles has no history of violence and Valerie refuses to allow detectives to use her daughter Tessa as a witness, he is soon released, and Stabler and Benson continue to clash as Benson remains convinced that Miles raped Valerie and is a danger, and Stabler believes it may be a case of a wife crying foul to punish her soon-to-be ex-husband.moreless
    • Slaves
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      5/19/00
      9.0
      After a shopkeeper brings a note for help to the squad, the detectives begin trying to locate a young Romanian woman named Ilena, only to find her aunt, who hasn't seen the girl in months. The squad eventually find her at the home of the Morrows, a successful yuppie couple. A forensic psychologist analyzes the team, and presents disturbing findings to Cragen, suggesting that one of the detectives be removed from the team.moreless
    • Dominance
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      4/4/03
      9.0
      A quadruple homicide with sexual overtones is just the start of an intense rampage of killings that brings a homicide detective into the mix. As the entire squad races against time to prevent further victims, the evidence lead Tutuola and Deuthorn to a building superintendent, his two sons and a cross to bear.moreless
    • Mean
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      2/24/04
      9.0
      The conviction of a group of sociopathic high school bullies who turned one of their own from a victimiser into a torture murder victim escalates the systematic peer abuse at their exclusive private school, leading to further tragedy.
    • Taken
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/15/00
      9.0
      The case of a seventeen-year-old rape victim during the opening festivities of a luxury hotel takes a strange turn when her immediate family tries to keep the scandal quiet by preparing a lawsuit. Detectives soon realise that the girl isn't the innocent she pretends to be. Cragen tells Benson that her mother died outside the Velvet Room, and Benson bounces back quicker than anyone thought she would.moreless
    • Design
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      9/27/05
      9.0
      Benson saves April Troost from committing suicide, but feels responsible when Troost dies during the trial of the man she accuses of raping her and getting her pregnant. It isn't long before detectives learn that Barclay Pallister wasn't the only man April picked up in a bar who has no recollection of sleeping with her, and the squad realizes that Troost was no victim. Their search takes them from prospective parents looking to adopt her child to the men she drugged and accosted to the sperm center she used to work at, which ends up at the center of the case.moreless
    • Serendipity
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/21/03
      9.0
      A dead baby is found in a gutter, sending the detectives on a hunt for its mother. She too turns up dead, and the clues point to a dermatologist whose DNA happens to match the evidence in a cold case of child molestation. Casey Novak, the ADA newly assigned to prosecute SVU cases, butts heads with Benson and Stabler over their handling of these murders. Though she has the blessing of DA Arthur Branch, she is still unsure of whether or not she is the right person to take Cabot's place.moreless
    • Victims
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      2/9/01
      9.0
      A former police officer, now a community activist, is a suspect in the murders of known sex offenders, all of whom share a certain characteristic that scars their victims for life.
    • Chameleon
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/27/02
      9.0
      The detectives go on the trail of a recently paroled rapist responsible for the murder of a prostitute during a raid at a men's club and are called to the scene where he was shot in self defense by his own gun. However, the murder weapon was also used in another crime while he was still in prison, leading the detectives to investigate the victim through a trail of previously unsolved cases, a spending spree and another victim.moreless
    • Care
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/23/01
      9.0
      The battered body of a five-year-old girl in foster care is discovered, and suspicion soon turns to the girl's foster brother, who is into violent video games and doesn't seem quite right in the head. The investigation turns to the girl's biological mother as well as to her foster mother and grandmother as the team tries to figure out who is the real guilty party, and who is only a red herring.moreless
    • Soulless
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      5/16/03
      9.0
      After a rape victim is abducted from the hospital and later found murdered, the detectives discover that one of the multiple suspects is a sociopath with a juvenile conviction for rape, torture and murder.
    • Storm
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      11/29/05
      9.0
      When a teenager and her younger sister end up in the hospital after a day at the park, detectives learn that both girls were abducted from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina along with a third sister who is still missing. Despite the interference of a local reporter, Jackson Zane, detectives are able to catch the kidnapper, a known pedophile, and recover the girl, but when Alvin Dutch dies and the autopsy determines it was Anthrax, Benson puts everything on the line so that she can get the truth out there.moreless
    • Scourge
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/11/01
      9.0
      The team searches for a serial killer who justifies his crimes with paranoid religious motivation set on by a rapidly deteriorating medical condition.
    • Pandora
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/7/03
      9.0
      The brutal rape, and subsequent death, of a female motorist turns out to be an informant for the FBI acting as a cyber vigilante for catching on-line pedophiles to capture the predators. Stabler, along with the homicide detective who found the victim's husband murdered, follow the trail of evidence for the latest victim she had been tracking, leading them to the US Attorney's Office and a trip to Prague for Stabler to assist the Czech authorities when they find the girl who was tricked into going there.moreless
    • Legacy
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      11/10/00
      9.0
      An abused 7-year-old girl lays comatose as the detectives investigate members of her dysfunctional family to determine the source of the abuse, in a case that hits close to home for Munch.
    • Stalked
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/22/99
      9.0
      When the body of an assistant district attorney is found raped and beaten in Central Park, Benson lets her emotions get the best of her as she takes it upon herself to bring the suspected rapist, a local realtor, to justice. Stabler tries to get the man's business partner to help him, but Benson may be the one who ends up needing help.moreless
    • Choreographed
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      11/28/06
      9.0
      After Danielle Masoner dies in Central Park, Stabler follows the leads to a homeless man who turns out to be a better witness than he thought. Paired up again with Benson, Stabler investigates her death, but it keeps bringing up memories of Dani Beck for him. During the course of the investigation, Benson and Stabler learn that Danielle's husband was sleeping with a friend of theirs, leading the squad to suspect first him, but their suspicion soon turns to the husband of the other woman.moreless
    • Closure
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      1/7/00
      9.0
      Benson does her best to help a rape victim who is able to describe her attack in perfect detail, yet unable to properly identify her attacker when push comes to shove. When the detectives revisit the case a few months later, they find the woman even less willing to talk about what happened, as she claims she has moved on. Things turn sticky when Benson and Cassidy spend the night together, because Benson just wanted one great night, but Cassidy is left wanting more.moreless
    • Pure
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      3/8/05
      9.0
      After an 18-year-old girl is kidnapped, psychic Sebastian Ballentine comes forward claiming to have information on the killings. Stabler refuses to believe that Ballentine is a real psychic, and is convinced that the hints he is dropping about the case indicate he is somehow involved.
    • Wildlife
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      11/18/08
      8.9
      When an exotic bird is found dead in the bag of a viciously murdered woman, all evidence leads to an animal smuggling ring. However, Stabler's already strained marriage may collapse when he decides to go undercover to break the ring, and his life is on the line when Olivia jeopardizes his identity.moreless
    • Runaway
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      3/2/01
      8.9
      The search for a police officer's runaway daughter, which leads the detectives through an underground rave culture that caters to wayward teens, is seen through the eyes of the squad room personnel and their interviews with the Internal Affairs division.
    • Lost Traveler
      Season 13 - Episode 9
      11/30/11
      8.9

      The team battles mistrust and prejudice from all sides when it investigates the abduction of a Romani boy who was last seen on his way home from school.

    • Undercover Blue
      Season 14 - Episode 17
      3/20/13
      8.9

      Bart Ganzel's trial finally hits the docket, but a complication in the form of a rape charge against Detective Cassidy may derail the case completely. When the trial turns against Cassidy, Barry Querns dips into his bag of tricks to set the case aright. The surprise, though, is on Detective Amaro.

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    • Zebras
      Season 10 - Episode 22
      6/2/09
      8.9
      A murder in Central Park that involves a tourist puts the SVU on high alert, but when the suspect they've brought in for questioning escapes, Munch has to reach out to an ex-wife in an effort to prevent another killing that's closer to home.
    • Informed
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      9/19/06
      8.9
      Benson is called in after a young woman shows up at the hospital, raped and beaten with her head shaved. Haley Kerns refuses to submit to a rape kit, but Benson steals her underwear before leaving the apartment and gives it to Warner to check out. When Benson returns to her apartment she encounters Star Morrison, who admits that Haley is a federal informant working with them on eco-terrorism. After Stabler is wounded while out on a search with Morrison, Benson and she work to get information from Haley before the eco-terrorists can strike.moreless
    • Nocturne
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      5/12/00
      8.9
      After a pharmacy turns over some disturbing photos of a young boy, Benson and Stabler arrest a piano teacher for child molestation. After the boy claims to have seen other pictures of young boys at the teacher's house, the detectives get a warrant and while going through his personal affects, they find a series of videos that document the life of a young boy named Evan. Believing he can make or break their case, the team hunts Evan down only to realize that his testimony may not help at all because Evan is scarred far more deeply than they realized.moreless
    • Poison
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      5/11/04
      8.9
      A child is taken to a hospital after passing out, and it is discovered that she had a huge amount of detergent in her stomach. The first suspect is the mom and her daughter claims that she forced her sister to drink the detergent. After a scary confrontation with the judge he rules that the daughter cannot testify and therefore the mom is found not guilty. Novak then enlists Clark's assistance in obtaining evidence to remove the judge from the bench after his bias in two child abuse cases lead to the death of the child who died of suffocation by the mom and in another case the wrongful incarceration of an innocent woman.moreless
    • Her Negotiation
      Season 14 - Episode 24
      5/22/13
      8.9

      Detective Benson's life is ultimately endangered after Detective Rollin's standard arrest of a flasher spirals out of control.

    • Ripped
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      10/11/05
      8.9
      When the teenage son of Stabler's old partner comes under suspicion for attacking a classmate, Stabler's inability to treat this like any other case gets him suspended.
    • Hothouse
      Season 10 - Episode 12
      1/13/09
      8.9
      A teenager's body is found in the Hudson, and identifying her requires Benson to go undercover as a madam. Unfortunately, her name is the easy part because it leads to an abusive parent, a school for geniuses, and a reason so unreal that Benson and Stabler end up advocating for the perpetrator with the ADA assigned to the case.moreless
    • PTSD
      Season 10 - Episode 9
      12/2/08
      8.9
      The murder of a marine, along with the removal of her baby from her womb, puts the unit at odds with the Navy JAG Corps when it fights to keep the case, since her rape occurred in-theatre by a superior officer. Skeptical of JAG's handling of the case to date, Fin and Benson press forward with their investigation, even as Olivia's flashbacks of her own assault impede it and put a suspect at risk.moreless
    • Coerced
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/28/03
      8.9
      In resolving the kidnapping case of a little boy by a schizophrenic, Stabler uncovers further crimes at an adult group home with Huang's help.
    • Debt
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      9/28/04
      8.9
      As Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a mother and her teenaged daughter, they uncover a conspiracy between a corrupt immigration attorney and gangsters running a prostitution ring that is staffed by women they have smuggled into the country and imprisoned as sex slaves.
    • Dolls
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/8/02
      8.9
      When the decomposing body of sexually molested five-year-old girl is discovered, Detectives Benson and Stabler's investigation leads them to the painful reality that they are searching for a serial pedophile as they race to save the life of his latest victim. As the mother of the missing girl frantically awaits news of her daughter's whereabouts, she must reconcile the fact that her own recent bout with addiction may have played a part in her daughter's fate.moreless
    • Rockabye
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      11/22/05
      8.9

      After sixteen-year-old Lauren Westley loses her unborn child due to a severe abdominal beating, her father's insistence that Lauren was raped leads detectives to the baby's father. It isn't long, though, before the detectives realize Lauren was an active party in her own beating, and the two teens had found it necessary to take the steps they did because the abortion clinic kept putting off Lauren's request for an appointment. Novak faces a tough opponent in her own office when she and Branch disagree over the appropriate action to be taken against Wayne Mortens, the young girl's boyfriend.

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    • Spooked
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      10/28/09
      8.9
      Benson finds a familiar face at a deserted drug house while she and Stabler are investigating the deaths of a couple with a drug cartel connection. All civility is lost when Agent Porter attempts to use jurisdiction to get rid of them, and the detectives determine to continue with their case which turns out to involve much more than drugs and the people who run them.moreless
    • Born Psychopath
      Season 14 - Episode 19
      4/3/13
      8.9

      The SVU detectives investigate after a school nurse notices multiple injuries on a young girl.

    • Payback
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/20/99
      8.9
      The grisly murder and castration of a New York cabbie draws the elite Special Victims Unit of the NYPD, including veteran Detective Elliot Stabler and his partner, Olivia Benson, who soon discover that the victim had assumed the identity of another man, mainly because he himself was a wanted man.
    • Identity
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      1/18/05
      8.9
      Complications ensue in the investigation of a Stone Cold Assassins gangbanger who fell off a building after attacking a tagger. Confusion arises when the tagger confesses to being there and committing the act, but the physical evidence seems to prove otherwise.
    • Baby Killer
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/17/00
      8.9
      The tragic shooting death of a young girl leads investigators to a little boy, and they soon realize that the gun used has been used in another crime scene.
    • Merchandise
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      10/6/10
      8.9
      Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a teenaged girl involved in a hit-and-run accident after Dr. Warner rules her death was a homicide based on signs of malnutrition and a recent delivery. When the evidence leads them to a human trafficking operation, however, they contact an old colleague whose promotion has given her some influence. Elsewhere, Captain Cragen becomes increasingly frustrated with the deteriorating condition at his precinct.moreless
    • Loophole
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      2/6/07
      8.9
      Stabler ends up, out of commission after a perpetrator high on PCP throws him through a window at the station, so Benson teams up with Munch and Tutuola to investigate a mysterious packet of photos. The photographs lead them to both a suspected child pornographer and a junkie burglar, but after Benson takes ill during the investigation, the team realises that there is more than child pornography at stake as their investigation soon reveals that Seth Millstead wasn't into little boys at all, but had been using the tenants of the apartment building in an experiment for a new pesticide.moreless
    • Gone
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      2/28/06
      8.9

      Doug Waverly and Nick Pratt are charged with rape and murder in the disappearance of Canadian student Jennifer Durning after Nick's cousin, Jason King, claims that while he had consensual sex with her that night the other two raped her. A stray pubic hair leads Novak to Keith Willis, a drunk who was paid off by the boys to get Jennifer out of the hotel and who later saw the boys kidnap her, but Willis isn't exactly fit to be a witness as his mind has deteriorated badly after years of alcohol abuse. Jason King disappears. Although they are able to find a bug in Donnelly's office, they are not able to prove that it was placed there by Pratt or Waverly. Judge Donnelly is forced to dismiss the case against the two boys since there is no case without Jason's testimony.

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    • Wrong Is Right
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/20/00
      8.9
      Stabler's daughter, Maureen, bears witness to a horrific crime scene; the murder of a man who was set on fire. The internal investigation into the psyches of the SVU detectives yields interesting results.
    • Manhunt
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      4/20/01
      8.9
      The details of a kidnapping are similar to a series of rapes and murders that may link the crime to a serial killer.
    • Folly
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/23/01
      8.9
      The beating of a young man uncovers a dangerous male escort service where the boss may have reasons for sending her staff on potentially deadly dates.
    • Totem
      Season 12 - Episode 20
      3/30/11
      8.9
      Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a child's sexual abuse and murder, finally realizing that to find their suspect will require the special consultation of Dr. Cap Jackson.
    • Conscience
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/9/04
      8.9
      The detectives and the district attorney get played first by the teenage murderer of a young boy, and then by the victim's father, who uses his professional expertise to escape punishment for avenging his son's death.
    • Redemption
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/2/01
      8.9
      Stabler is teamed up with John 'Hawk' Hawkins to capture a serial rapist/murderer whom Hawk originally convicted years earlier. As the investigation progresses, the more unlikely it becomes that the convicted culprit was guilty. Hawk is then at a crossroads about his life and his prestige as an officer.
    • Contagious
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      1/11/05
      8.9
      After a car accident a nine-year-old girl is examined and it's found she's been sexually abused. Out of fear and desperation, the girl blames her soccer coach for molesting her. Soon a slew of other girls claim they also have been raped by the same coach. During the investigation, Benson has to try to keep Stabler from falling apart as his wife has left him.moreless
    • Mercy
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/31/03
      8.9
      When the body of a baby girl is found inside a cooler, the detectives need to investigate just who she is, and how she got there. They soon learn that the little girl had a genetic disorder known as Tay-Sachs disease, and that her name is Sarah Brown, and she is the only daughter of Andrea and Daniel Brown. When Andrea admits to having killed her daughter, Alex has to put aside her own feelings of sympathy to prosecute Andrea Brown for the murder of her daughter.moreless
    • Appearances
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      3/28/03
      8.9
      The body of an eight year old beauty pageant contestant is found on a bus, leading the detectives to a paroled sex offender convicted in Florida who played out the crime on a virtual-pronography website, which results in Cabot putting the owner of the web hosting company on trial for facilitation of murder.moreless
    • Uncle
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      10/10/06
      8.9
      After a mother and her ten-year-old daughter are found raped and butchered in their apartment, Stabler and Beck take in a homeless man who turns out to be Munch's uncle, Andrew. Initially he's their main suspect until they find their way to a new suspect. Unfortunately, when their only evidence against Brent Allen Banks is thrown out in court, Andrew, suffering from mental illness, goes too far trying to do what he is convinced is the right thing.moreless
    • Waste
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/15/02
      8.9
      The investigation into the rape of a comatose woman leads to a doctor whose stem cell research is funded by a billionaire with Parkinson's disease who is desperate for a cure.
    • Mask
      Season 12 - Episode 13
      1/12/11
      8.9
      When a woman is raped by a masked man with her domestic partner tied on the bed beside them, Benson and Stabler try to identify the man. Ann Jackson is left in critical condition, but her partner remembers details that strike a chord in Ann's father's memory. Unfortunately, Captain Jackson is a psychiatrist who invokes privilege, which leaves Benson and Stabler to investigate the doctor and what turns out to be quite a colorful and dissolute history.moreless
    • Bad Blood
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      1/14/00
      8.9
      The death of a young gay man initially leads Benson and Stabler to investigate his father, a Conservative well-known for his homophobic viewpoints, but once they start looking into the young man's living arrangements they realize the person they're looking for may be closer than they think. Munch tries to help Benson find the man who raped her mother, and could potentially be her father.moreless
    • Abuse
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/26/01
      8.9
      Stabler and Benson suspect parental neglect may have led to the tragic death of the son of two famous singers, leading them to fear for their little girl. Benson develops a strong attachment to the girl, who has a history of serious injuries. Her parents don't like Benson around their daughter, so they take out a restraining order and put Benson's job in jeopardy.moreless
    • Head
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      5/18/04
      8.9
      After discovering a hidden camera under a public toilet seats, the detectives soon discover a young boy's molestation.
    • Surveillance
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      3/8/02
      8.9
      The sexual assault of a cellist leads the detectives to a stalking case where the suspect uses surveillance equipment.
    • Tangled
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/26/01
      8.9
      When arriving party guests find a prominent doctor murdered and his wife raped, the investigation starts with his estranged son and a former patient, then moves to his mistress and her neighbor and the realization that the wife was the intended victim.
    • Hunting Ground
      Season 13 - Episode 15
      2/22/12
      8.9

      Crime interferes in Benson and Haden's romantic getaway and causes them to question the relationship after an investigation into a missing prostitute leads the detectives towards a repeat offender and a ticking clock if the current victim is to be saved.

    • Stolen
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/12/01
      8.8
      The kidnapping of an infant at a grocery store leads to a scheme of snatching and selling babies for adoption which brings back a case from twelve years ago that involved Captain Cragen and his partner, the late Max Greevey.
    • Resilience
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/6/02
      8.8
      When a fifteen year old girl is saved from jumping in front of a train, SVU is called in to help her. She falsely accuses an ex-boyfriend of raping her, but when the search turns to her dysfunctional family, surprise discoveries are made. From an overly helpful father, mysterious children, an overaffectionate little girl, a bracelet, and finally sperm from two men who never raped, SVU discovers that the family is even worse off than they thought.moreless
    • Grief
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      5/2/03
      8.8

      Benson and Stabler investigate when a server is found in the alley behind a club, where she was raped and shot to death. Multiple suspects and no real leads make it a difficult case to solve and prove, until evidence eventually tells the story. Stabler's bond with the victim's father turns deadly, and ultimately upends the man's trial. Only Alex can right the wrong to get her desired verdict.

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    • Rooftop
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/19/01
      8.8
      When an HIV-positive male with a record of assaulting underage girls is discovered in a sexual clincher with a young woman on a rooftop, the detectives are determined to put him back inside. After a series of rapes and murders that cannot be traced to him, though, they begin to wonder if they've been looking the wrong way.moreless
    • Dreams Deferred
      Season 14 - Episode 9
      12/5/12
      8.8

      The FBI calls on Benson and her team for assistance when a man goes on a killing spree throughout the state, and a prostitute from one of her old cases could be key to finding and stopping the rampage.

    • Amaro's One-Eighty
      Season 15 - Episode 11
      1/15/14
      8.8

      Detective Amaro shoots a 14-year-old boy while backing up a uniformed officer, and the new Mayor makes him an example of the new crack-down on police brutality. Meanwhile, Cragen has a surprise announcement.

    • Confrontation
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      10/17/06
      8.8
      Stabler and Beck disagree on how to handle a case involving a rapist who seems to be escalating his attacks. Beck is getting too personally involved in the case and with the victims, which Stabler warns her against.
    • Penetration
      Season 12 - Episode 8
      11/10/10
      8.8
      Benson and Stabler are investigating the rape of Agent Dana Lewis when suddenly she no longer cooperates and cites her undercover assignment as the reason. Frustration leads to the detectives joining her operation, which is protesting the plans to build a mosque at Ground Zero – at least that is what is supposed to be happening.moreless
    • Pop
      Season 12 - Episode 11
      1/5/11
      8.8
      Benson and Stabler investigate the beating death of a young boy whose body was abandoned on a carousel. Initially suspecting a school bully, their leads eventually send them to a gambling ring and a shocking twist to the case.
    • Deadly Ambition
      Season 14 - Episode 15
      2/20/13
      8.8

      The squad helps keep Rollins' beaten and pregnant sister safe from her dangerous boyfriend. Unfortunately, the lines they cross trigger yet another IAB investigation that jeopardizes the team and may cost a detective's job.

    • Haystack
      Season 8 - Episode 15
      2/20/07
      8.8
      Stabler finds himself drawn into a case where a young mother has committed suicide after her baby goes missing, and finds that there are two different fathers pursuing Kendall Kozlowski. The case leads to questions for Benson about her own family history.
    • Night
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      5/3/05
      8.8
      After a young woman is found raped and murdered near a nightclub, with five hundred dollars stuffed into her mouth, Benson and Stabler follow the fingerprint trail on the money to attorney Jason Whitaker, whose sole responsibility seems to be handling the trust for the Duvall family. Soon detectives are convinced that Gabriel Duvall is their rapist, but don't have quite enough evidence to put him away. A.D.A. Novak is working on both the case and a terrified former victim when she is brutally attacked in her office late at night.moreless
    • Honor
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/27/00
      8.8
      The vicious assault of an Afghan diplomat's daughter uncovers clues that may suggest Taliban traditions justify 'honor killings' when the child defies the wishes of their parents or their culture.
    • Parasites
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      4/27/01
      8.8
      When the remains of a young woman are found buried in an apartment courtyard with a collar and leash, Stabler and Benson determine that the dead woman is Ava Parulis, a Romanian immigrant who was brought to the United States for an arranged marriage. They discover from Ava's estranged twin, Irina, that the dead woman had left her abusive husband, and made a habit of taking advantage of the riches of wealthy suitors.moreless
    • Acceptable Loss
      Season 14 - Episode 4
      10/17/12
      8.8

      The team, reinvigorated by Cragen's return, almost has a sex trafficking ring in their sights. But their evidence crosses over into Lieutenant Eame's terrorism investigation, and Benson must find another way to the perps when SVU's case is halted.

    • Lost Reputation
      Season 14 - Episode 1
      9/26/12
      8.8

      The team attempts to rally behind Captain Cragen after he comes under investigation for the death of the escort beside whose body he awoke. Unfortunately, they are hampered by an aggressive district attorney and a replacement captain whose management style differs greatly from Cragen's.

    • Strain
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      10/18/05
      8.8

      The discovery of the bodies of two young gay men who were both meth addicts as well as victims of a new strain of AIDS that can kill its victims in less than a year leads to an investigation. Tutuola learns that his son Ken is gay, and has difficulty accepting it, even though he and Benson end up going to Ken for help with infiltrating an anti-meth group. The group's leader, Gabriel, soon becomes their top suspect when the squad realizes that the two men died because they passed the disease on to someone else.

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    • Weak
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/30/04
      8.8
      After arguing with Stabler about their personal lives, Benson enlists the help of a former cop turned psychiatrist in apprehending a serial rapist and murderer who attacks disabled women.
    • Painless
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      4/27/04
      8.8
      After finding a woman handcuffed to her bed with a bag over her head, the detectives believe it was a homicide. Later on the detectives find out the woman had been planning her suicide for quite a while. Due to an event in Munch's past, he becomes personally involved in finding out if a terminally ill embryologist facilitated the suicide of the victim. They find out that the victim had been encouraged by the embryologist through the use of a website.moreless
    • Popular
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      3/1/02
      8.8
      Stabler's wife tells him that her friend (a nurse) treated a young girl for rape by a teacher. Despite being advised not to find out further details, Stabler, with help from Benson, crack open the case to disturbing details. The girl had been part of a club in which sexual favors were given for drugs in a group of teenagers.moreless
    • Spring Awakening
      Season 15 - Episode 24
      5/21/14
      8.8

      An escort service that lures clients online leaves some of its male clients raped and robbed. As Benson investigates the case, she finds that she knows one of her suspects. Meanwhile, Amaro has attracted IA's attention once more, and he reaches out to an old friend for advice.

    • Families
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      2/10/04
      8.8
      The investigation into the death of a pregnant teenager exposes a long-held family secret which precipitates another violent death and the destruction of two families.
    • Tragedy
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/23/03
      8.8
      In a race against time to find a woman with a high-risk pregnancy who's kidnapped as approaches her delivery date, Benson and Stabler are faced with more than one suspect willing to take the fall for the crime.
    • Traumatic Wound
      Season 14 - Episode 21
      5/1/13
      8.8

      A gang rape at a concert involves a former soldier who was working as a security guard, but the case and his fate is dependent upon his faulty memory of what happened that night.

    • Sick
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      3/30/04
      8.8
      The prosecution of a suspected pedophile is impeded by parents who refuse to produce their molested child for questioning to avoid losing the millions they were paid through a non-disclosure agreement, and by the discovery that a second molestation accusation was falsified in an attempt to extort a settlement similiar to that received by the first victim.moreless
    • Perfect
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      5/9/03
      8.8
      A murdered 14-year-old girl leads the detectives to a prominent physician who specialises in reproduction therapy.
    • Wanderlust
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/18/99
      8.8
      After a travel writer is found tied up with a woman's undergarments choking off his air supply, Benson and Stabler initially suspect his landlord's boyfriend, but suspicion soon turns to the landlord and her daughter. Both seem far too interested in what their tenant is doing with his time. After learning the daughter had a sexual relationship with the tenant, things take an even stranger turn.moreless
    • Disappearing Acts
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/25/02
      8.8
      The detectives respond to a brutal rape only to have the victim taken into custody by federal agents on racketeering charges. The investigation leads them to a father-son duo who are in the federal witness protection program and an agent who appears bound and determined to protect them, regardless of consequence, so they can testify against the Russian mob.moreless
    • Or Just Look Like One
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/4/99
      8.8
      Benson and Stabler investigate after a teenager is dumped, beaten and raped, in front of a hospital's emergency room, and Stabler finds it hits a little close to home when the evidence leads to the world of modeling and its emphasis on waif-like appearances.
    • Limitations
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      2/11/00
      8.8
      At the request of a victim, the police commissioner comes to Cragen with a special request -- close the case of the man who raped three women nearly five years ago before the statute of limitations expires. The detectives finally get a lead when they realize one of the victims knows the rapist, but she's not willing to talk.moreless
    • Rage
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      3/1/05
      8.8
      Fourteen years ago, Stabler had a chance to nail Gordon Rickett for the abduction, rape and murder of Dana MacNamara, but Rickett managed to get off. With the recent discovery of the body of Kerry Lynn Palmer, Stabler has another chance at cracking the case. They can only hold Rickett for twenty-four hours, but are able to glean enough information during that time period to at least have a place to start. Cragen and Benson both worry that Stabler will let his hatred for the suspected child molester interfere with his ability to do his job.moreless
    • Turmoil
      Season 11 - Episode 8
      11/11/09
      8.8
      Stabler is torn between a troubling rape case in which the victim has had pictures posted on the net and his son, whose friend's actions may endanger a life and both of their futures.
    • Control
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/18/03
      8.8
      The mutilation of a subway commuter leads the detectives to discover their "victim" may be the perpretator in abducting women and forcing them to live in his dungeon for several years as his bride. As the detectives prepare to arrest their victim turned suspect, Benson arrives ahead of the other detectives to find their perp murdered and is crucified in court as a result of turning away one of his victims four years ago because she did not believe the report.moreless
    • Delinquent
      Season 12 - Episode 23
      5/11/11
      8.8
      A naked teenage boy found asleep in a woman's bed puts Detectives Benson and Stabler on the hunt for what turns out to be a possessive mother who has a "reasonable" excuse for his every misbehavior. As they attempt to ferret the truth out of the manipulative teenager, a bigger truth may await them.moreless
    • Gridiron Soldier
      Season 15 - Episode 16
      3/5/14
      8.8

      A university hazing gone violently wrong puts Rollins on a case involving a friend from Georgia. Benson's investigation reveals a pattern of abuse, and targets the team's coach. Meanwhile, Rollins asks for help with her personal life.

    • A Single Life
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/27/99
      8.7
      When the body of Gretchen Quinn is found wearing only a red slip after having gone through an upper-story window, Benson and Stabler soon find out that 'Gretchen Quinn' has never existed. While trying to piece together her life, the detectives are led to Gretchen's psychiatrist and a well-known television newscaster, both of whom were sleeping with her, and through an overdue library book finally trace Gretchen back to a young woman who changed her name and identity after graduating high school to get away from her sexually abusive father. Cragen and Benson find it easy to identify with the young woman, as they both have ghosts of their own from which they must escape. Detectives manage to contact the victim's sister, who experienced the same trauma growing up.moreless
    • Outsider
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      1/16/07
      8.7
      Tutuola reluctantly works on a case involving the rape of a coed after his son Ken feels responsible for catching the rapist. Tutuola trying to solve the case with the rape victim unwilling to cooperate, crosses paths with another detective, Chester Lake, who is also investigating similar cases as part of Brooklyn SVU. The two clash at first but when another rape occurs, the two detectives must work together and pick up the pace before the rapist strikes again.moreless
    • Imprisoned Lives
      Imprisoned Lives
      Season 15 - Episode 2
      9/25/13
      8.7

      An abandoned boy found in Times Square leads detectives to his home. What turns out to be a house of horrors leads to the rescue of multiple victims and cold cases that may be solved.

    • Surrender Benson
      Season 15 - Episode 1
      9/25/13
      8.7

      William Lewis holds Benson in captivity while the squad desperately searches for clues to her location. As days pass by, it seems more and more unlikely they will find her in time. Then a string of rapes and murders gives them hope and finally a trail to follow.

    • Haunted
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      12/7/04
      8.7
      Fin is reunited with his own son as he risks his life to save two small children, one caught in the middle of a bodega robbery and the other from the junkie who set the child's mother up for murder and then stole him to use as a front in her scheme to boost materials for her meth lab.moreless
    • Tortured
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/14/03
      8.7
      A Tibetan woman who was tortured in her home country is found murdered, with her foot missing, and after an exhaustive search of potential suspects, the killer is a victim of torture himself.
    • Greed
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      4/26/02
      8.7
      Investigating the assault of the wife of a restaurateur during a robbery, leads the detectives to a similar assault, and to a locksmith.
    • Manipulated
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      2/7/06
      8.7
      After the body of Vicky Riggs is found, Benson and Stabler delve into her private life and finally learn that in addition to being a respected lawyer, she was also a stripper. A surveillance photo leads them to Linus McKellen, her boss' husband, who was also having an affair with her. There isn't enough evidence to prove he murdered Vicky, but when Vicky's co-worker at the club, Josie Post, is also found murdered, DNA proves that McKellen's semen was found in her body, despite his disabled wife Tessa's conviction that he would never murder anyone. Suspicion turns on Tessa herself once the detectives interview the only man who seems capable of having committed the murders.moreless
    • Cage
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      11/21/06
      8.7
      After a van containing two young children ends up in the river, Beck finds herself drawn to the young girl, Eden, and the investigation into a tape found in the vehicle turns up a mysterious death involving a controversial attachment therapy technique. Beck tries to do the right thing by saving Eden, only to find herself torn when it seems as though there is nothing she can do to help. The investigation into the rebirthing turns up a foster family who abuses the children in their care, but not all of the children agree that it was abuse.moreless
    • Parts
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      5/17/05
      8.7
      After a woman's head is found in a car junkyard, the detectives track it down to the black market.
    • Escape
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/2/03
      8.7
      When a convicted pedophile, desperate to prove his innocence before his terminally ill mother dies, escapes from prison and kidnaps his accuser to force him to recant his story, Benson finds herself in the middle of a hostage situation beginning to believe his story. After he is disarmed, Benson reviews his case to try to uncover the truth.moreless
    • Lust
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/18/02
      8.7
      The wife of a retired attorney, a public-health doctor, is found murdered and raped in Central Park. Her work involved contacting sexual partners of HIV patients which gives the detectives a long list of suspects. The discovery of a second body in Central Park with the same signature shifts the focus to a serial killer; however, the trail leads to a man who has no knowledge of the crimes but has a distant connection to the doctor and her husband.moreless
    • Lesson's Learned
      Season 14 - Episode 8
      11/21/12
      8.7

      Amaro's detective instincts tingle after a strange conversation with a professor. The team's investigation into sexual abuse at the private school, however, is stymied by a powerful board that's unwilling to expose the school to scandal. As more victims identify themselves, Benson and Barba reach out to a retired educator to get justice.

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    • Mother
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/7/03
      8.7
      Although they are hampered by doctor-patient confidentiality as they investigate the near-fatal beating of a psychiatrist who may have been attacked by one of her patients, Benson and Stabler are able to link the assault to child abuse and a unsolved homicide.
    • Thought Criminal
      Season 15 - Episode 23
      5/14/14
      8.7

      An undercover operation that targets a famous photographer, yields clues and assumptions, but no proof that the man's fantasies have become reality. And Murphy's new protocol that pushes for more perpetrators, regardless of any ethical or legal breaches, may be at fault.

    • Fat
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      5/2/06
      8.7
      Stabler teams up with an new partner to investigate a sexual attack on Jessica DeLay, a sixteen-year-old girl who worked tobacco stings for the Department of Health and face an overweight young brother and sister who claim it was an act of vengeance for Jessica and her friend, Tommy Strahan, beating up their older brother Rudi for being fat. Stabler and Blaine arrest DeLay and Strahan, but when the two are released due to lack of admissable evidence, Rudi Bixton takes justice into his own hands.moreless
    • Taboo
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      1/17/06
      8.7
      A college co-ed's tale of rape and an unknown pregnancy is suspect after detectives learn that she's been linked to not one but two abandoned newborns.
    • Uncivilized
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/15/99
      8.7
      When a young boy is found murdered, suspicion leads Benson and Stabler to a recently paroled child molester. Although they both hate what the man has done in the past, it is soon obvious to the detectives that the teenagers who initially steered them in the man's direction are hiding secrets of their own.moreless
    • Confession
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      9/30/08
      8.7
      When Eric, a teenage boy comes into the precinct to confess his sexual feelings towards his younger stepbrother, Stabler and Benson aren't sure exactly how to handle this because no crime has been committed. When they find out Eric is missing they must find him before a crime is committed.
    • Juvenile
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/22/02
      8.7
      A cancer patient who was growing marijuana in her apartment is found raped and murdered, sending the detectives on a hunt for two junior-high students, each blaming the other. The prosecution team is faced with the dilemma of trying the older boy as an adult, despite evidence that he was not mentally capable of being able to carry out the crimes.moreless
    • Deception
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/4/02
      8.7
      A family portrait painted by a kindergartner leads the detectives to investigate her mother for child sexual abuse of her teenage stepson. When the boy's father is found murdered, the focus of the investigation shifts to the boy -- and his stepmother goes to great lengths to protect him and prevent the detectives from learning the truth.moreless
    • Privilege
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/21/03
      8.7
      Detectives Benson and Stabler are called to a crime scene – a young woman dressed in a maid's uniform has apparently committed suicide. But there's lots of sexual related bruising so they question whether she was pushed and if she was raped.
    • Post-Mortem Blues
      Season 15 - Episode 21
      4/30/14
      8.7

      Benson is investigated following William Lewis' death, and a prosecutor convenes a grand jury and calls for her arrest. While two lieutenants advise Benson to save her career at all costs, she wrestles with what's the right thing to do.

    • Hysteria
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/11/99
      8.7
      When a young woman is found dead, she is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest in a long line of victims, but when looking into her home life Benson and Stabler realize that she does not fit the pattern, and may not be connected to the other deaths after all, but the other deaths have a connection no one anticipated.moreless
    • Ritual
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      2/3/04
      8.7
      The investigation into the death of a young boy who appears to be the victim of a ritualistic killing leads to the discovery that he was one of many children smuggled from Nigeria to be sold into slavery
    • Careless
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      3/2/04
      8.7
      The investigation into the death of a foster child, who passed out at a midnight exorcism, leads to charges of neglect and murder for the foster parents and the social worker.
    • Home
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      2/17/04
      8.7
      A mentally ill woman's paranoia intensifies after her innocent-bystander husband is murdered during a robbery, fueling her descent into child abuse, abandonment, and death.
    • The Third Guy
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/25/00
      8.7
      An elderly woman is found tied up and sexually assaulted in her apartment, and suspicion is initially on the young men that had broken into her home and robbed her, but once the detectives catch the young men, they learn that there was someone else in the apartment. The offered plea bargain initially doesn't go over well, but they finally reach a deal which leaves the detectives with a new case - whether or not the person that sexually assaulted the woman was mentally handicapped.moreless
    • Quarry
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      1/25/05
      8.7
      When the body of a seven-year-old child is found, the squad again begins to investigate convicted serial killer Lucas Biggs, believing that he molested and murdered the boy. While Biggs can detail every child he ever molested, he swears that he has no memory of this one. Further investigations show that there is another suspect, but before he can be picked up, someone picks him off.moreless
    • Shaken
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/25/03
      8.6
      The discovery of a beaten infant leads Stabler and Cragen on a search for the attacker who may be a pedophile. When the medical evidence shows that the injuries were a result of shaken baby syndrome, Stabler shifts the focus of the investigation to those closest to the child: her mother, the nannies and a boyfriend of the mother.moreless
    • Paranoia
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      2/16/01
      8.6
      The rape of a veteran police officer, who trained Benson, is first linked to her ex-husband's gambling debts, and then to her fellow officers.
    • Counterfeit
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/25/02
      8.6
      A woman is found raped and killed by her car. Benson and Tutuola try to figure out why there were drugs in the victim's trunk but then find that a similar rape was committed. This victim says that a police officer raped her after pulling her over for a supposed driving violation. The D.A. now has to zero in on the corrupt cop.moreless
    • Protection
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/11/02
      8.6
      A 6-year-old boy wounded in a shooting is brought to the hospital ER but abandoned by the brother who reported it and their mother. The case leads the detectives to a woman who is on the run from her abusive lover, a drug dealer whom she saw kill a rival.
    • Liberties
      Season 10 - Episode 21
      5/19/09
      8.6
      A favor for a judge who is hearing a harassment case sends Stabler and Benson to interview a death-row serial killer in order to determine the fate of his son.
    • Hooked
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      2/15/05
      8.6
      When the body of a teenager is found with her older cousin's I.D., Benson and Stabler investigate only to learn that that the teen had been part of a group who had 'hooked up' online. As their investigation intensified, they realised that the victim was the object of an older man's obsession, but before they can arrest him he also turns up dead.moreless
    • Secrets
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      2/2/01
      8.6
      A case involving the rape and murder of a teacher hits a snag after the woman's illicit sexual history is exposed.
    • Educated Guess
      Season 13 - Episode 8
      11/16/11
      8.6

      A patient in a hospital psych ward claims that he witnessed a girl being raped. The SVU team investigates and discovers that the victim has claimed to be raped before.

    • Poisoned Motive
      Season 14 - Episode 22
      5/8/13
      8.6

      The squad is pulled into a city-wide investigation of sniper attacks against police when a lead links Fin to the case. Lt. Eames adds her expertise as they scramble to identify the suspect from Fin's time in Narcotics.

    • Downloaded Child
      Season 15 - Episode 19
      4/2/14
      8.6

      A single mom gets arrested for child endangerment because she leaves her daughter home alone. However, Benson suspects the mother's actions are based on fear and not neglect, and Dr. Lindstrom uncovers the woman's own repressed memories of being abused.

    • Infected
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      1/3/06
      8.6
      Monica Phelps is found dead in her apartment, her son Nathan hiding in the closet behind her body. Detectives soon link Monica's death to philanthropist Ted Carthage, who runs an organization dedicated to helping people get off the streets. Benson is certain that Carthage is the killer, but a shaky ID from Nathan puts him back on the street. After Nathan kills Carthage himself, Sophie Devere argues that Nathan committed the killing because he saw Carthage shoot his mother -- something the gun manufacturers don't like.moreless
    • Demons
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      9/20/05
      8.6
      Twenty years after being convicted of the rape of a teenage girl, Ray Schenkel is released, much to the dismay of retired detective William Dorsey. When a teenage girl is raped on the route Schenkel would have taken home, Stabler goes undercover as a recently paroled sex offender so that he can get into the same therapy group as Schenkel, and the same halfway house. Cragen worries that Stabler may be getting in over his head.moreless
    • Disrobed
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      2/4/00
      8.6
      After a judge is found murdered in his car, the detectives begin looking into his background and learn that he often delivered special verdicts for women in return for sexual favors and was also behind the funding of a local governor's bid for re-election. The team soon turns their eye to a battered wife with a secret.moreless
    • Persona
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      11/25/08
      8.6
      All of Benson and Stabler's work exposing the truth surrounding a false rape report may be lost when the victim recants her testimony, and Olivia's attempt to keep the woman safe exposes a deeper and more heartbreaking secret causing Judge Donnelly to take a personal interest in the case.
    • Prodigy
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/18/02
      8.6
      When an animal rights activist is found decapitated in the park, Benson and Stabler must determine which of their two main suspects – a sociopathic teenager or a recently paroled rapist – is responsible for the murder.
    • Home Invasions
      Season 13 - Episode 14
      2/15/12
      8.6

      The investigation into a home invasion that leaves only the daughter alive has many repercussions. Evidence sends detectives in the wrong direction, Detective Rollin's job is threatened when someone from her past appears, and one man makes a sacrifice for good.

    • Fallacy
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      4/18/03
      8.6
      Benson and Stabler try to prove self-defense when a rape victim kills her attacker. Events take an unusual turn when they find out that the victim is a pre-operative transsexual.
    • Contact
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      4/28/00
      8.6
      After seven young women in a six-month time span are raped by a flash-and-dash assailant on the subway, the brass calls in a psychiatrist to help the team get into the head of the perp. When he is caught, they learn he possesses the driver's license of a new victim that could put him away. Jeffries decides to keep a very close eye on the man they believe is guilty of the crimes until the others can talk to her.moreless
    • Manic
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/30/03
      8.6
      When a student is accused of shooting and killing two of his classmates, his lawyer defends that he was forced to take depression medication in order to attend school. The trail of evidence eventually leads to an illegal marketing scheme by a major pharmaceutical company.
    • Abomination
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/11/03
      8.6
      After the homosexual poster-boy for a sexual re-education group is found murdered, the detectives suspect an outspoken minister who was in the process of flooding the victim with hate mail and death threats. When the activist's alibi checks out, the detectives turn their attention to a professor who objects to the victim's thesis on the failure of sexual re-education groups.moreless
    • Execution
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/1/02
      8.6
      As an inmate gets closer and closer to his death penalty sentence, Stabler struggles to find out whether that man was the perpetrator of a different crime with an unidentified murderer. Dr. Huang assists Stabler but the investigation goes haywire to mixed results.
    • Twenty-Five Acts
      Season 14 - Episode 3
      10/10/12
      8.6

      After a talk show host rapes his guest, the author of the latest BDSM novel, Benson and Rollins must convince her to come forward and press charges against the celebrity. Once Amaro starts digging into her background for the new DA, though, a secret from her past threatens the trial.

    • Pixies
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      1/12/01
      8.6
      The investigation of a gymnast's murder involves her strict trainer, a wealthy benefactor and a competitor.
    • Criminal
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      4/20/04
      8.6
      When it becomes obvious that a forensics expert raped and murdered a student, the investigation focuses on a criminology professor Cragen arrested decades earlier for similar crimes, and it's up to Cragen and his team to discover if the professor is the perpetrator or the victim of a bitter rival, a disappearing alibi witness, a corrupt businessman, and ultimately, Cragen's rush to judgment.moreless
    • Branded
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      10/20/10
      8.6
      The detectives investigate a case where two men have been raped and forever marked by a depraved lunatic, but as they search for a connection between the victims and the perpetrator it becomes clear there's also a link between the victims as well.
    • Rescue
      Season 12 - Episode 10
      12/1/10
      8.6
      A rape case happens to turn up Vivian Arliss' name, and Benson, who has not given up trying to find Calvin's mother, wants on the investigation. When Cragen gives it to Tutuola and Munch instead, she will risk her job, defying his orders, because of the bond forming between her and Calvin.moreless
    • Jersey Breakdown
      Season 15 - Episode 12
      1/22/14
      8.6

      A raped and beaten teenager who is found under the High Line leads the detectives to a New Jersey strip club and its powerfully connected owner. A jurisdictional tug-of-war ensues between the courts, and Barba suspects corruption when the opposing court assists in Jersey's police force obstruction. The team turns to a familiar face in the federal prosecutor's office to get justice for the victim and stop a burgeoning crime syndicate.

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    • Hate
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      1/13/04
      8.6
      After a man accused of the murders of three Arabs claims that he was genetically and biologically predisposed to hatred and violence, Benson and Stabler dispel the fallacy of his defense when they uncover the real impetus to the slayings.
    • Official Story
      Season 13 - Episode 12
      1/18/12
      8.6

      When the CEO of a government military contractor is found sexually assaulted and drugged in a park after he was confronted by protestors, it seems there will be no lack of suspects. But when the detectives' investigation takes them to Iraq, they realize their case may not be a typical sex crime.

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    • Sophomore Jinx
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/25/99
      8.5
      After a female student is murdered at a local college, Benson and Stabler turn their attention to the school's basketball team. However, the college blocks their investigation at every turn because they are not willing to risk the negative publicity that the investigation could bring to the school and the upcoming championship.moreless
    • Recall
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      10/3/06
      8.5
      Stabler and his new partner, Dani Beck, investigate the rape of a young woman named Nikki, who soon identifies a prominent lawyer, Martin Trenway, as her rapist. The squad has difficulty making the charges stick until another victim comes forward, but her testimony cannot be proven reliable. Determined to get at Trenway, Beck tracks down a woman from his past who holds the key to convicting Trenway, if they can convince her to expose the truth.moreless
    • Beautiful Frame
      Season 14 - Episode 11
      1/9/13
      8.5

      Two ambitious district attorneys clash over a murder case, and Benson is sure the competing county has wrongly accused SVU's rape victim from Manhattan of killing her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, even with new evidence and a better suspect, the Suffolk County DA will not cede her case. It's left to DA Barba to convince a jury quickly and for the correct verdict.

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    • Repression
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/28/01
      8.5
      After therapy uncovers repressed memories of abuse and fearing her seven-year-old sister is currently being molested, an eighteen-year-old girl brings charges of rape against her father who winds up murdered when those charges are dismissed.
    • Consent
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/19/01
      8.5
      A college girl is raped during a frat party, but can't remember anything that happened. The detectives then find that she had a date rape drug in her system, leaving the detectives with many suspects and accomplices.
    • Vulnerable
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/11/02
      8.5
      When an elderly woman breaks into an apartment, the detectives discover she had been mistreated but have to investigate with no credible information from the victim because of Alzheimer's. They discover that she had been released from a nursing home to the custody of her financially scheming son who becomes the prime suspect. However, they go back to the nursing home to find a pair of suspects, including the director who details the dangers faced by both patients and staff with her own heroics precariously standing out.moreless
    • Underbelly
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      11/14/06
      8.5
      After a third young teen is found dead, a paw print tattoo on her lower back, Stabler and Beck investigate the tattoo, which leads them to Broder House, a foster home for young girls. They learn that Chantal was one of a number of girls who had ended up working the streets for a man named Victor. Stabler warns Beck that she can't get emotionally involved in every case, but the two work together to bring down Victor, relying on one of his girls to get the evidence that they need.moreless
    • Chat Room
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      4/14/00
      8.5
      When a teenage girl comes into the squad room to tell the detectives that she was raped by a man she met on the internet, the detectives set up a special sting operation, but end up stepping on some highly-placed toes as Munch plays the kid to net the big fish.moreless
    • Noncompliance
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/24/00
      8.5
      The question of patients' rights surfaces when a schizophrenic man refusing to take his medication is a suspect in the stabbing death of psychiatric doctoral student.
    • Lowdown
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      4/6/04
      8.5
      When the death of a prosecutor is staged using information gleaned from a co-worker's caseload, Novak endangers her career to obtain a confession.
    • Bound
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      5/4/04
      8.5

      A nurse, whose brother owns the home-nursing company she works for, takes her childhood abandonment frustrations at her mother out on the rich elderly women the company cares for, leaving the detectives to believe they have a money-hungry serial killer on the loose. The detectives know the nurse has committed the murders of what they thought were six people, but they cannot prove it, that is until Benson and Stabler do a little roleplaying and get the nurse to confess that she has killed numerous elderly women and framed the murders on her brother as a way to get back at her mother and brother.

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    • Crush
      Season 10 - Episode 20
      5/5/09
      8.5
      Benson and Stabler begin a fraught investigation when injuries are found beyond that which a teenage girl should have sustained after a fall down some stairs. Complicated by a "sexting" scandal, a reluctant victim and a hard-nosed corp. counsel whose ambition overrides her compassion, Olivia, Elliot and a defense attorney find themselves taking on a family court judge with an agenda to save the girl's life in more ways than one.moreless
    • Brief Interlude
      Season 14 - Episode 23
      5/15/13
      8.5

      A comatose woman who has been assaulted is found in the East River near the mayor's home. Her condition means an investigation that mostly reconstructs her recent activities, and what the team finds is not what they expect of a typical wife with children.

    • Gray
      Season 12 - Episode 9
      11/17/10
      8.5
      Stabler's participation in a Take Back the Night rally at Kathleen's campus results in an extra case for him and Benson when a student claims she was raped. Unfortunately, the case turns out to be a "he said-she said" type with little evidence. Enter Sonya Paxton, and it can only get more complicated.moreless
    • Possessed
      Season 12 - Episode 12
      1/5/11
      8.5
      A young woman's assault leaves clues to a hidden past that might help solve her case. Benson and Stabler find an elderly man who might assist, but in the end it will come down to who holds the evidence.
    • Class
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      3/21/06
      8.5
      When a coed dependent upon financial aid is found dead with a large sum of cash, detectives suspect her wealthy roommate.
    • Outcry
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/26/04
      8.5
      A missing teenager found beaten and tied up in a college dormitory under construction claims that she was raped by three students, but as the investigation proceeds and information obtained by the police and the press causes her story to unravel quickly, the girl recants. Since Benson remains convinced that a rape did occur, the focus of the investigation shifts to the girl's overly-protective stepfather who has resisted the investigation from its onset. When the girl finally tells the truth about the attack, it becomes apparent that her lies were calculated to protect her innocent stepfather from physical and financial ruin, because the girl says her father's boss raped her. After the girl says who attacked her a previous victim comes forward and says that she had the same attacker.moreless
    • Entitled
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      2/18/00
      8.5
      After a salesman is murdered, the detectives turn their attention to Stephanie Mulroney, the youngest daughter of a well-known family with some deep connections. But as they join forces with the officers from the two-seven, they realize that their case is connected with a long-unsolved case that Briscoe once handled years ago with his former partner, Mike Logan.moreless
    • Choice
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/4/03
      8.4
      After a man is arrested for attacking his pregnant wife and then seeks to have her charged her with neglect for drinking during her pregnancy, Benson learns that this is not the first time a child has been exposed to the devastating repercussions of the woman's uncontrolled alcoholism.
    • Misleader
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      3/31/00
      8.4
      After the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious figure is found murdered in her hotel room, the detectives turn their eyes on her well-connected family only to discover that her infidelity, and the probable father of her child, was probably what lead to her death.
    • Friending Emily
      Season 14 - Episode 6
      10/31/12
      8.4

      A young girl follows her sister into a college party and disappears. The unit mobilizes all their resources, but the kidnapper's expertise with the internet makes him hard to trace until DA Barba offers his assistance. Rollins' focus, meanwhile, fragments after her sister's appearance.

    • Trials
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      9/23/08
      8.4
      When a seven-year-old boy steals a van to get away from abusive foster parents, it's the first string that will begin unraveling a cold case where a serial rapist uses the womens' biggest vulnerability to keep them passive. Meanwhile, Stabler's investigation into his stolen credit card reveals a surprising suspect, the new ADA introduces herself, and Olivia's flashbacks to her assault leave her distracted at work.moreless
    • Asunder
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/1/00
      8.4
      The truth behind the alleged rape of a woman by her police officer husband comes to light when a history of domestic abuse is uncovered. Jeffries makes a decision about her future with the SVU.
    • Child's Welfare
      Season 13 - Episode 16
      2/29/12
      8.4

      Detectives Tutuola and Rollins investigate when a homeless couple report the discovery of an abandoned baby close to a hospital. Elsewhere, Detective Benson prevails on Bayard Ellis to assist her half-brother when he tells her Children's Services is going to take away his children.

    • Silence
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      5/17/02
      8.4
      A murder in a church leads Benson and Stabler to an alleged cover-up involving sexual abuse by a priest.
    • Lead
      Season 10 - Episode 15
      3/10/09
      8.4
      A pediatrician convicted of molesting his patients is found murdered after threatening a countersuit against his medical practice and the police department, and while investigating his claims along with motives for his killing Stabler and Benson run into former ADA Cabot who has her own reason for involving herself in the case.moreless
    • Wonderland Story
      Season 15 - Episode 5
      10/16/13
      8.4

      At Munch's retirement party, Benson receives a text message from Sarah Walsh -- two years after being raped, Sarah believes she has been raped again. Clues lead the team to a suspect with a huge cyber presence.

    • Baggage
      Season 10 - Episode 18
      4/7/09
      8.4
      A turf war ensues when Stabler and Tutuola link an artist's murder to a serial killer, and the detective assigned to that case focuses more on their involvement in an investigation he believes belongs solely to him than on identifying the killer.
    • Rotten
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/24/03
      8.4
      In their investigation of a prisoner's death, Benson and Tutuola learn that he was assaulted before being incarcerated.
    • Sacrifice
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/9/01
      8.4
      A shooting outside of a gay bar leads the detectives to the victim's family, which includes a bitter feud with his parents, and his wife's involvement in pornographic movies.
    • Valentine's Day
      Season 13 - Episode 18
      4/18/12
      8.4

      A rape and kidnapping is reported by the husband who watched it unfold via videochat while traveling home from a business trip. When the ransom demand is met, detectives intercept the wife when she arrives to get the money. Her debriefing, however, raises Benson's suspicions and a full investigation is launched.

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    • Goliath
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      5/24/05
      8.4
      After the wife of a police officer claims her husband raped her, Benson and Stabler arrest the man and come close to believing his version of events when he attacks his captain. When another officer murders his wife and attempts to kill himself that same night, the whole force gets involved and soon realises that the two men both recently returned home from Afghanistan, where they were given the drug Quinium, an anti-malarial. With the reluctant help of reporter Sherm Hempell and a base doctor with an attack of conscience, Novak takes on the U.S. army. Stabler has trouble with the case because of his history in the marines.moreless
    • Blood
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      5/10/05
      8.4
      After a young woman's baby is tossed out of a car, Benson and Stabler investigate to find out what happened, and after learning the young woman is addicted to prescription pain killers, their investigation leads them to an elderly woman named Jenny Rogers, who lives with her son Kevin and daughter-in-law Carol. The young woman finally identifies Carol Rogers as the person who solds her the drugs, but when detectives go to confront Carol they find her body, and are left trying to uncover who really killed Carol. Stabler uses his influence as a police officer when his daughter, Kathleen, is arrested for drunk driving.moreless
    • Flight
      Season 12 - Episode 15
      2/2/11
      8.3
      Detectives Benson and Stabler are frustrated by the justice system when it seems their prime suspect in the case of a sexually abused teenager with PTSD may be able to buy his way out of a conviction with his high-priced lawyer and manipulations.
    • Street Revenge
      Season 13 - Episode 19
      4/25/12
      8.3

      A West Soho neighborhood vigilante group that not only targets a rapist but also the police puts the squad on high alert. However, Detective Amaro is distracted from the investigation when he suspects his wife of having an affair.

    • Military Justice
      Season 15 - Episode 8
      11/13/13
      8.3

      An arrest for DUI turns into an SVU case when the soldier-on-leave shows evidence of an assault. Benson, however, has difficulty when the victim, her fellow soldiers and commanding officer block the investigation at every lead. Then Amaro asks a favor of his ex-wife, and her results open a door to a little-known part of the military culture.

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    • Doubt
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/23/04
      8.3
      When a college student claims rape and her professor claims it was consensual sex, Stabler and Benson find themselves in the middle of a he said, she said battle, trying to decide whether to believe the alleged victim, or the alleged perpetrator who claimed she liked it rough. Benson sides with Myra, the victim, whereas Stabler finds himself wondering if Polikoff is telling the truth about being innocent, especially after Myra falsely accuses Stabler of touching her inappropriately. After giving more thought to the situation, Benson and Stabler each wonder if the other is right. Stabler has bigger problems on his hands, though, as Myra's attorney reveals that Kathy has moved out and taken the children.moreless
    • Rapist Anonymous
      Season 15 - Episode 9
      11/20/13
      8.3

      After Rollins' friend makes a complaint of rape against her lover, the woman's unusual sex life makes everyone doubt her story. After the charges are dropped, the situation escalates to murder and Rollins' personal life is up for dissection when she takes the witness stand.

    • Starved
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      11/15/05
      8.3
      After a dating service is linked to three rapes, Olivia goes undercover to ferret out the rapist and meets Mike Jergens, a surgeon who enjoys controlling the women in his life. The detectives are soon led to his girlfriend, Cora Kennison, but shortly after testifying in the grand jury hearing Cora marries Mike. After Cora attempts suicide, Mike fights her mother, Virginia, to unplug her feeding tube.moreless
    • Personal Fouls
      Season 13 - Episode 2
      9/28/11
      8.3

      A local coach's induction into a city basketball hall of fame is disrupted by accusations of sexual abuse by one of his former players, and another addition to the squad arrives.

    • Presumed Guilty
      Season 14 - Episode 10
      1/2/13
      8.3

      Detective Tutuola asks the unit to investigate when his ex-brother-in-law is arrested after attacking a priest. The in-law's criminal past has influenced the detectives on scene, and Tutuola believes he's innocent. SVU's investigation, however, unearths a church scandal just in time for Christmas.

    • Alien
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      12/6/05
      8.3
      An investigation into the near fatal beating of a 12 year old boy uncovers a female suspect whose trial becomes about the rights of same sex parents.
    • Russian Love Poem
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      1/21/00
      8.3
      When multi-millionaire Andrew Harlin is found murdered in his home, Benson and Stabler turn their suspicion to Harlin's long list of lovers, which includes both men and women. Evidence at the crime scene leads detectives to a pair of Russian escorts, but before they can get the truth from them, one turns up dead, and the boyfriend of the other confesses to murder.moreless
    • Clock
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      9/26/06
      8.3
      Stabler and Tutuola pair up to investigate when two teens go missing while their school is on a field trip to a local museum. The investigation takes a turn when the lead suspect is someone no one had expected. Stabler experiences a conflict with his daughter, Kathleen.
    • Transitions
      Season 10 - Episode 14
      2/17/09
      8.3
      Benson and Stabler untangle the different tales that arise from the discovery of a badly beaten man who was found in the parking lot of a strip club, investigating the strippers on duty, an ex-wife, and their transgender son.
    • Hell
      Season 10 - Episode 17
      3/31/09
      8.3
      Sergeant Munch investigates the brutal rape and beating of a young mute girl, but things become tricky when her drawing of the devil who attacked her resembles a local priest who may not be practicing his beliefs according to canon.
    • Double Strands
      Season 13 - Episode 4
      10/12/11
      8.3

      Detective Rollins believes she has picked up a thread on a cold case from back home when she investigates the rape of a dancer by a tattooed man. Although the suspect maintains his innocence, Rollins is sure he is her serial rapist. Detectives Benson and Amaro know the evidence is damning, but deeper investigation may reveal a surprising twist.

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    • Beast's Obsession
      Season 15 - Episode 20
      4/9/14
      8.3

      William Lewis escapes from prison, and kidnaps a girl. In order to rescue her, Lewis requires the truth from Benson and a showdown.

    • Wednesday's Child
      Season 15 - Episode 14
      2/5/14
      8.3

      A diabetic boy with behavioral problems has disappeared when his father returns from a trip. As his insulin pump runs out, the boy is seen with known pornographers who also have a history of child endangerment, making his recovery even more urgent. Elsewhere, Benson's career trajectory is hindered by a relapse.

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    • October Surprise
      Season 15 - Episode 6
      10/23/13
      8.2

      ADA Barba's loyalties are tested when two men whom he admires become entangled in a sex scandal during an election campaign. SVU's detectives worry about his commitment to justice as the investigation reveals more and more dirty laundry.

    • Name
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      11/8/05
      8.2
      After the bones of a boy who disappeared in 1978 are found at a playground, Stabler, still visibly recovering from a recent gunshot wound, teams up with Vizcarrando to determine the boy's identity, which leads them to a cold case involving four missing Puerto Rican boys that were never found.
    • Stocks & Bondage
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/29/99
      8.2
      The death of a local businesswoman throws the team into the world of bondage and sado-masochism where they first investigate the woman's colleagues but are soon on the trail of a host of individuals involved in the world of whips and chains.
    • Shadow
      Season 11 - Episode 12
      1/13/10
      8.2
      Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a rich couple found murdered in their bed and find themselves teaming up with a detective from the fraud division who is convinced their daughter committed the crime. Unfortunately, the time it takes unraveling all the financial and psychological twists may put the detectives' lives in jeopardy.moreless
    • Pursuit
      Season 12 - Episode 17
      2/16/11
      8.2
      Benson and Tutuola are called in to investigate when crusading TV host Alicia Harding's quest to find her sister's abductor becomes dangerous. ADA Paxton gets involved, but she may not be entirely objective. And as Harding nears closure, she will put someone's life at risk.
    • Reparations
      Season 12 - Episode 21
      4/6/11
      8.2
      Two high-powered attorneys face each other across the aisle when Casey Novak returns to the team, and Joe Dekker takes a leave of absence from his Los Angeles duties after his cousin is charged with rape. Dekker's unwavering belief in his cousin's innocence and a court disturbance, however, make Novak and Stabler take another look at the evidence, which leads them to someone playing a very long game in the name of hatred.moreless
    • Brotherhood
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      1/6/04
      8.2
      The murder and sodomy of a local fraternity pledge master leads the detectives to his pornographic web site, which features college girls at a local bar. Further investigation points back to the fraternity, whose members are not cooperating, and their code of conduct for prospective pledges.
    • Retro
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      10/28/08
      8.2
      A baby with AIDS pulls Benson and Stabler into an investigation whose rules they're not familiar with, requiring Dr. Warner to lend her expertise uncovering a clinic dealing in bogus cures and murder.
    • Babes
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      11/11/08
      8.2
      When a homeless man is castrated then burned to death, Stabler and Munch follow the clues to a high school with two groups: one composed of teenage girls who have formed a pregnancy pact, and another whose members have organized their purity vows into a chastity circle. As the investigation continues, more lives and families are destroyed by a suicide and a vengeful parent, all leading back to an unlikely suspect.moreless
    • Rhodium Nights
      Season 13 - Episode 23
      5/23/12
      8.2

      The team investigates the death of an underage escort who died during a raucous bachelor party with VIP guests. The trail uncovers publicity-shy attendees, a fight for supremacy between two escort services and an old friend of the squad.

    • Betrayal's Climax
      Season 15 - Episode 13
      1/29/14
      8.2

      Amaro investigates the disappearance of a girl from a violent party. The team suspects her boyfriend, a scholarship student, is affiliated with a gang, and his arrest triggers another round of violence. Elsewhere, Benson is sworn in as the precinct's new sergeant.

    • Influence
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      5/16/06
      8.2
      An unstable woman stops taking medication and mows down 10 people with her car; a former rock star wages an anti-psychiatric drug campaign.
    • Game
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      2/8/05
      8.2
      The squad is at a loss on what to do with a violent homicide when Stabler's son points out that the event is straight out of a video game. Interviewing the game's creators leads them to a former employee, who then leads them (with a few other steps along the way) to a teenage couple who claim to be unable to distinguish fantasy from reality.moreless
    • Psycho/Therapist
      Season 15 - Episode 10
      1/8/14
      8.2

      William Lewis' trial forces Benson to relive her ordeal and endure exposing personal details for the defense.

    • Hardwired
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      10/21/09
      8.2
      Benson and Stabler investigate a pedophilia organization that claims the condition is "predestined" when a mother claims her son has been victimized by one of its members.
    • Russian Brides
      Season 13 - Episode 7
      11/9/11
      8.2

      The murder of a mail-order bride on the night of her engagement party leads the detectives to a blackmail scheme by the Russian mafia, and an opportunity for Captain Cragen to flex his undercover muscles.

    • Theatre Tricks
      Season 13 - Episode 11
      1/11/12
      8.1

      After an onstage rape turns out not to be performance art, the detectives are left with few clues and only voluntary witnesses, since everyone was wearing masks. Their investigation leads to a stalker and a judge, but only a deep probe into the inner workings of New York theater will unmask this Iago.

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    • Snatched
      Season 10 - Episode 13
      2/3/09
      8.1
      The clues to a kidnapped girl's location are locked inside an Alzheimer's victim's brain, and after a double-cross Dr. Huang will need all his skill to give Stabler and the girl's father any hope of finding her before it's too late.
    • Smut
      Season 10 - Episode 10
      12/9/08
      8.1
      A beaten and raped woman who has no memory of what happened to her puts Benson and Stabler on the trail of a serial rapist whose victims don't know they've been assaulted, But when a fluke causes a mistrial, Olivia stops at nothing to trap the cocky perpetrator and gain justice for the destroyed lives he's left behind him.moreless
    • Funny Valentine
      Season 14 - Episode 16
      2/27/13
      8.1

      The team is called in to investigate when an up-and-coming singer is beaten by her hip-hop star boyfriend, but find it increasingly difficult to protect her when she forgives him and allows him back into her life.

    • Father's Shadow
      Season 13 - Episode 13
      2/8/12
      8.0

      The team investigates a producer and his use of the casting couch after a woman who auditioned for a reality show is found in Central Park drugged and with evidence of a sexual assault. Once the case is resolved, however, no one is prepared when a family member of the accused decides to subvert justice by breaking the law himself.

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    • Reasonable Doubt
      Season 15 - Episode 22
      5/7/14
      8.0

      A TV producer is accused of molesting his daughter, but the cops suspect the accusations are a ploy when his estranged wife won't cooperate with them, yet she will speak with the media about the matter.

    • Lunacy
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      10/21/08
      8.0
      The murder of an astronaut points to a serial rapist, but when the trail turns cold Elliot asks for help from an old friend who further muddies the clues as more bodies pile up.
    • Blood Brothers
      Season 13 - Episode 3
      10/5/11
      8.0

      Detective Benson's investigation into a 13-year-old girl's pregnancy exposes the secrets of a political family, potentially endangering a member of that family.

    • True Believers
      Season 13 - Episode 6
      11/2/11
      8.0

      The detectives go up against a defense attorney whose skilled decimation of their watertight rape case brings the bureau chief to the prosecution table.

    • Trophy
      Season 12 - Episode 7
      11/3/10
      8.0
      Benson and Stabler investigate the rape and murder of a woman whose body is found at an industrial laundry facility. The detectives quickly catch up with the prime suspect, but the case ends up to be much more complicated than they thought when evidence of a serial killer is revealed and more victims are found. Meanwhile, Benson's attempt to locate a witness ends with a procedural misstep that will change her life.moreless
    • Monster's Legacy
      Season 14 - Episode 13
      2/6/13
      8.0

      A janitor's brutal attack of a school's gymnastics coach eventually reveals that the janitor was the victim of another coach—one who is a serial pedophile with ties to a death-row inmate. Benson asks Bayard Ellis to right a wrong with a last-minute appeal.

    • Solitary
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      10/7/09
      7.9
      In a case full of twists and surprises, Stabler and Benson investigate the disappearance of a young woman and the alibi of her neighbor, a bank robber who's done hard time in prison.
    • Criminal Stories
      Season 15 - Episode 18
      3/19/14
      7.9

      A journalist profiling the squad becomes involved in the investigation of a rape. Unfortunately, the story goes from serious to tabloid, and his hindrance of the detectives' work may cause a rapist to escape justice and endanger more women.

    • Obscene
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/12/04
      7.9
      The detectives investigate the alleged rape of a sixteen-year-old television star, which leads to conflict about whether or not an obscene shock jock should be held responsible for setting the events in motion.
    • Smoked
      Season 12 - Episode 24
      5/18/11
      7.9
      When the key witness in a high-profile rape case is murdered while shopping with her daughter, Detectives Benson and Stabler are brought in to investigate because it is their case that is now in jeopardy. Unfortunately, as their investigation gets closer to the truth, it will put everyone at the precinct in jeopardy.moreless
    • Scorched Earth
      Season 13 - Episode 1
      9/21/11
      7.8
      A powerful Italian is investigated after a maid accuses him of rape.
    • Justice Denied
      Season 13 - Episode 17
      4/11/12
      7.8

      When a rape victim is brought to the E.R. after a brutal and lengthy assault, Detective Benson recognizes the signature of a rapist on whom she believed the book had been closed eight years ago. The team must reopen the case to rule out whether there was a wrongful conviction back then, or they are dealing with a copycat now. Things only get worse when ADA Haden and Bayard Ellis square off against each other and Benson while she agonizes over how the case was handled and if she played a part in destroying a man's life.

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    • Vanity's Bonfire
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      11/14/12
      7.8

      After a child is taken by the biological mother, the team is embroiled in a custody conflict that has devastating consequences.

    • Savior
      Season 11 - Episode 14
      3/3/10
      7.8
      Stabler and Benson hunt the killer of a prostitute who believes he has a divine calling.
    • Legitimate Rape
      Season 14 - Episode 18
      3/27/13
      7.8

      A sports reporter accuses her cameraman of raping her. The team and ADA Barba work toward a solid prosecution that will convict the man, but the reporter's fetus, conceived by the rape, hands the defense a tool it uses ruthlessly to their advantage.

    • Witness
      Season 11 - Episode 16
      3/17/10
      7.8
      A young girl claims to have been raped in the stairwell of her apartment building. The detectives investigate the possibility that she fabricated the rape to get attention, but later find themselves desperately tracking an eyewitness who had seen the attack then disappeared because she feared being deported to her home country of Congo, and the almost certain rape and violence that await her there.moreless
    • Bullseye
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      9/22/10
      7.8
      The rape of a 10-year-old girl is so brutal it leaves her unable to recall her own name. Unfortunately, once Fin assists with the ID, the detectives find she's not the only one with memory impairment, and Dr. Huang is brought in to assess her home situation. The case becomes more complicated when Erik Weber reappears and inserts himself where he does not belong, although he may be their only lead, with potentially explosive consequences.moreless
    • Bedtime
      Season 11 - Episode 18
      3/31/10
      7.7
      When a journalist is found raped and murdered in her own bed, Cragen is able to connect this particular case to another five murders that happened thirty years earlier that were committed by the "Bedtime Butcher." To uncover the truth behind the crimes, Benson goes undercover to find the real killer.moreless
    • Philadelphia
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      2/27/07
      7.7
      Benson finds herself in a bad situation when she has a closer link to a suspect than she ever could have expected.
    • Selfish
      Season 10 - Episode 19
      4/28/09
      7.7
      A woman reports her granddaughter missing, starting a frustrating investigation that leaves Benson and Stabler suspecting the girl's flighty mother.
    • Spectacle
      Season 12 - Episode 16
      2/9/11
      7.7
      Detectives Stabler and Tutuola investigate when a rapist videotapes his attack and uses his university's dedicated web feed to broadcast it to every user, exposing his victim to the public.
    • Disabled
      Season 11 - Episode 17
      3/24/10
      7.6
      A former opera star who has been stricken by a debilitating disease is found raped and beaten. As it becomes apparent that the woman is a victim of chronic abuse, the team widens the investigation to include caregivers who have been entrusted with her health and safety.
    • Confidential
      Season 11 - Episode 15
      3/10/10
      7.6
      Benson and Stabler investigate the abduction of a woman in a building that is owned by a high-powered and highly protected investment banker. When Munch's memory of an eerily similar crime proves true, the focus turns toward potentially freeing an innocent man from prison, and Stabler risks his career to uncover the truth.moreless
    • Wannabe
      Season 11 - Episode 23
      5/12/10
      7.6
      The investigation into the rape of three young girls reveals some secrets about a rookie cop who made the rapist's arrest.
    • Secrets Exhumed
      Season 14 - Episode 14
      2/13/13
      7.6

      The squad's rape and murder cold case attracts the FBI's attention and a familiar face. When Benson and Amaro begin to doubt the suspect's guilt, though, Agent Lewis is harder to convince.

    • Hammered
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      10/14/09
      7.6
      Benson and Stabler investigate when called to a scene where an alcoholic man has awakened to find a woman's body beside him. Since the man claims not to recognize the woman, the detectives find themselves retracing the night's events and the possibility of a dangerous love triangle.
    • Missing Pieces
      Season 13 - Episode 5
      10/19/11
      7.6

      The detectives investigate the disappearance of a baby who has apparently been abducted on Halloween. But when the parents' stories don't match the evidence, a deeper investigation reveals a surprising truth.

    • Bang
      Season 12 - Episode 22
      5/4/11
      7.6
      When Benson and Stabler find an abandoned baby, their investigation leads them to a nanny with a boyfriend who has something to hide.
    • Ballerina
      Season 10 - Episode 16
      3/17/09
      7.5
      A single murder suddenly turns into a scene with three bodies, leaving Benson and Stabler to work with a strip club owner to find a murderer whose motive may be more about righteousness than perversity.
    • Father Dearest
      Season 13 - Episode 20
      5/2/12
      7.5

      Dr. George Huang returns to help find a deranged man who has a penchant for young women.

    • Ace
      Season 11 - Episode 22
      5/5/10
      7.5
      A rape victim's disappearance is connected to an illegal adoption operation, which forces Stabler and Benson to pose as a married couple so they can expose the truth.
    • Bombshell
      Season 12 - Episode 19
      3/23/11
      7.5
      Detectives Benson and Stabler go undercover as a married couple looking to spice up their love life in a swingers' club in order to locate suspects in the death of a man found brutally stabbed.
    • Strange Beauty
      Season 13 - Episode 22
      5/16/12
      7.5

      Detective Rollins' chance encounter with a desperate teen in a cab means a new case for the team. The investigation introduces them to the city's underground culture of self-mutilation and the trail of two brothers with ties to more than this abduction.

    • Criminal Hatred
      Season 14 - Episode 12
      1/30/13
      7.4

      After a successful undercover operation arrests a man who assaults other men, DA Barba believes he has a slam-dunk case. The man's attorney, however, makes a career of subterfuge, and Barba's easy win soon spirals out of control.

    • Unstable
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      9/23/09
      7.4
      A victim who bonds with the officer who rescues her forces Benson and Stabler to work with the volatile officer to close the case. Unfortunately, the case becomes more complicated, and extends the unhappy team, when the Executive ADA brings evidence that their case may have been committed by a serial rapist.moreless
    • P.C.
      Season 11 - Episode 13
      3/3/10
      7.4
      The detectives investigate a case of rape-turned-murder, impeded by a prominent lesbian with her own agenda.
    • Sugar
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      9/30/09
      7.3
      A suitcase with the body of a young woman in it causes Benson and Stabler to investigate her sugar-daddy.