The story begins with two college students making out when they found the body of another student in the bushes. Stabler gets the call when he catches her daughter, Maureen sneaking in the house, and harshly grounds her. Shortly, he and his partner Det. Benson learn that the victim has been raped and beaten near her dorm. They look into two basketball players. One white jerk-off claimed he was locked up on the night of the attack. And the other who is black admitted had a relationship with her, but didn't kill her. Meanwhile, the school is trying to keep it's reputation to have the cops butt out. But, the secret is revealed to be the victim's French teacher. Why is he obsessed with this girl?
It was a good episode. At first the detectives thought it was the players, but the teacher turned out to be a sicko. And would you believe it took place at a catholic school? And what's with the cameo from Al Sharpton (no special billing), he only got one scene to support the black student. He got fame right now with that cable talk show. There were no court scenes except the appearance of Angie Harmon.