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.
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.
Fin's son's fiancé is beaten by a gang targeting gays just as Ken is ready to announce the marriage to his father. As the investigation begins, a teacher from a private school becomes the next victim. The cases' similarities soon end, however, when the detectives discover he was accused of abusing one of his students.moreless
Dr. George Huang returns to help find a deranged man who has a penchant for young women.
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.
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.
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.
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.
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.
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.
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.
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.
The detectives go up against a defense attorney whose skilled decimation of their watertight rape case brings the bureau chief to the prosecution table.
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.
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.moreless
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.
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.