Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 1
20 Sep. 1999
Stabler and Benson investigate the murder and castration of a New York cab driver. They discover that the victim had assumed the identity of another man because he himself was wanted by police.
A Single Life
27 Sep. 1999
A probable suicide becomes a murder investigation with suspects that include the writer’s psychiatrist, a family member and a local news anchor, but the woman’s sister brings evidence that will turn the case on its head.
…Or Just Look Like One
4 Oct. 1999
Two underage models are attacked, raped and killed. The detectives identify the background details of the Modeling Business.
11 Oct. 1999
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a young woman who is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest in a long line of victims.
18 Oct. 1999
When a travel writer is found dead, gagged by a pair of female underwear, suspicion first falls on his landlady, and then to her rebellious teenage daughter.
25 Oct. 1999
Benson and Stabler investigate a female student’s murder at a local college. When they develop a suspect on the basketball team, they experience resistance from the college, which is trying to preserve its reputation and its chance at an upcoming championship.
15 Nov. 1999
A young boy is raped and murdered in Central Park and the early evidence leads to a convicted sex offender who had recently been released from prison, but he is soon cleared after it becomes clear he is innocent of the crime. However, this does not stop the authorities from attempting to lock him up anyway.
22 Nov. 1999
An ADA who had worked on sex crimes is raped and murdered. The detectives suspect it may have been someone whom she had prosecuted.
Stocks & Bondage
29 Nov. 1999
Benson and Stabler look into the murder of a respected derivatives trader. Their investigation takes them into the world of bondage and sadomasochism.
7 Jan. 2000
Benson attempts to help a rape victim who is able to describe her attack but unable to identify her attacker. As time progresses, the woman is even less willing to discuss the crime, claiming to have moved beyond it. Things become even more complicated when Benson and Cassidy spend the night together.
14 Jan. 2000
Benson and Stabler look into the death of a gay man at a party. Their investigation leads them to man who has a dysfunctional relationship with his brother.
Russian Love Poem
21 Jan. 2000
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of multi-millionaire Andrew Harlin. They begin with Harlin’s long list of male and female lovers and continue to a pair of Russian escorts, one of whom turns up dead, and the other’s boyfriend confesses to the murder.
4 Feb. 2000
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a judge who 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 steers their attention to a battered wife with a secret.
11 Feb. 2000
At a victim’s request, the police commissioner tries to convince Cragen to close a rape case whose statute of limitations is about to expire. Benson and Stabler finally realize that one of the victims knows the rapist, but she’s not willing to talk.
18 Feb. 2000
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.
The Third Guy
25 Feb. 2000
An elderly woman who was found dead in her apartment was determined to have been sexually assaulted and robbed. The detectives quickly track down two young men believed to be responsible. However, new evidence suggests these suspects may have been only responsible for the robbery with an unknown person entering the apartment after they left.
31 Mar. 2000
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious figure. They initially focus on the victim’s well-connected family and conclude that her infidelity, and the identity of the child’s probable father, likely led to her murder.
14 Apr. 2000
A teenager’s report of being raped from someone she met in a chat room leads the detectives into the middle of a child porn ring.
28 Apr. 2000
The squad investigates a serial rapist targeting women on subways. Meanwhile, Benson begins dating an ambitious crime reporter.
5 May 2000
The police apprehend a man who appears to be one of the two people involved in an old rape case where the victim was a famous TV reporter. The suspect decides to keep quiet and immediately obtains a lawyer. Munch, who had formed a bond with the woman during the initial investigation, is the primary detective on the case and must now gather enough evidence to allow for a successful prosecution while also attempting to determine the identity of the second rapist.
12 May 2000
The trial of an accused child molester is jeopardized when the prime witness has difficulty dealing with his past.
19 May 2000
An attorney (guest star Andrew McCarthy) suspected of keeping a Romanian immigrant as a sex slave is linked to a woman’s murder.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 2
Wrong Is Right
20 Oct. 2000
Detective Stabler’s daughter witnesses a gory crime scene involving a murdered man who had a secret life. Meanwhile, a new ADA is assigned to the unit while Stabler and Jeffries come under review by the department.
27 Oct. 2000
The assault of an Afghan diplomat’s daughter.
Closure: Part 2
3 Nov. 2000
Stabler and Benson investigate a sexual assault very similar to one they worked a year and a half ago, whose first-known victim now follows her alleged attacker and reports his activities anonymously to the police, and the rapist’s wife.
10 Nov. 2000
A 7-year-old girl lapses into a coma and the detectives investigate the members of her family to determine who’s responsible for the abuse.
17 Nov. 2000
The tragic shooting death of a young girl leads investigators to a little boy. They soon realize that the gun used has been used in another crime scene.
24 Nov. 2000
A patient rights controversy come to light when a schizophrenic man refuses to take his medication and becomes a suspect in the stabbing death of psychiatric doctoral student.
1 Dec. 2000
A woman accuses her husband, a cop of raping her. When Benson and Stabler arrest him, he denies his wife claims and claims she’s unbalanced.
15 Dec. 2000
When a young female reports a brutal rape during a hotel’s grand opening, the police investigates the details of the attack to pin down their suspect, who has a prior conviction for statutory rape.
12 Jan. 2001
When an unidentified sixteen-year-old girl is found dead with signs of sexual assault, bruises, healed fractures, and hard callouses on her hands, but wearing expensive jewelry and running shoes, SVU detectives suspect long-term abuse on many levels. However, they soon discover that the murdered girl, Kristy, was a star gymnast in-training with a harsh coach, secretly receiving special attention from an older man who was a major benefactor at her gym, and they realize that this was most likely not the work of a stranger. Further investigation into her life, and death,…
19 Jan. 2001
Benson and Stabler investigate the case of a college girl who is raped during a fraternity party, but who can’t remember what happened. The medical investigation reveals a date rape drug in her system, which leaves the detectives with several suspects and accomplices.
26 Jan. 2001
Benson and Stabler suspect parental neglect in the death of the son of two famous singers, The detectives fear for their surviving daughter, who has a history of serious injuries, and Benson grows attached to her. Her parents resent Benson attention to their daughter, and they take out a restraining order, which puts Benson’s job in jeopardy.
2 Feb. 2001
A dedicated inner-city schoolteacher is murdered. Initial indications that the victim lived a quiet and simple life take a turn when pictures of her posing nude are found.
9 Feb. 2001
Elliot faces personal demons when Cragen asks him to investigate the murder of a convicted rapist that Elliot himself helped to put away.
16 Feb. 2001
Add a Plot
23 Feb. 2001
Add a Plot
2 Mar. 2001
Add a Plot
23 Mar. 2001
Add a Plot
20 Apr. 2001
Detectives Munch and Tutuola become increasingly frustrated as they follow a brutal pair of kidnappers who rape and murder their victims; and even when they get their men, they end up in a legal dispute with the Canadian authorities.
27 Apr. 2001
Add a Plot
4 May 2001
Add a Plot
11 May 2001
A disturbed man is arrested after a murder spree. Alexandra Cabot comes under fire for seeking the death penalty.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 3
28 Sep. 2001
Stabler and Benson investigate the allegations of an woman who claims to have been sexually abused as a child by her father. The victim’s allegations come as a result of repressed memories retrieved during sessions with her therapist. The detectives’ concerns quickly turn to the minor daughters remaining under the father’s care despite their mother’s objections.
5 Oct. 2001
A serial killer is targeting individuals related to some of Detective Benson’s former cases and Olivia becomes personally involved in the case. The stress of the situation causes Detective Benson to begin to doubt her effectiveness as a detective and creates a rift between her and Detective Stabler.
12 Oct. 2001
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 12 years ago that involved Captain Cragen and his partner, the late Max Greevey.
19 Oct. 2001
An HIV-positive man with a habit of carrying out sexual trysts with teenage girls on the roofs of buildings is caught by the detectives, who are determined to put him back prison. But when a series of rapes and murders throughout Harlem cannot be traced to the man, and begin to affect Fin personally, they begin to wonder if they’ve been wrong about their prime suspect.
26 Oct. 2001
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.
2 Nov. 2001
Detective Stabler is reunited with an old partner, a gung-ho cop who long ago put a serial rapist/murderer in prison who’s now on parole, just in time for another series of attacks on women. But when it becomes clear that the prime suspect is not only innocent but incapable of such crimes, his old partner regrets his previously celebrated arrest and teams up with Stabler to find the real killer.
9 Nov. 2001
The squad is called in to investigate when a detective discovers a man shot and sodomized in an alley behind a gay bar.
16 Nov. 2001
The detectives search for a rapist targeting Asian women. The case becomes particularly significant for Benson when the rapist’s defense is that he inherited the “violence gene” from his father, also a rapist.
23 Nov. 2001
When a girl in foster care is found dead, the squad’s investigation leads close to home.
14 Dec. 2001
When a young wife is found dead after what appears to have been an auto-erotic encounter, Detectives Benson and Stabler find out that the deceased and a group of her girlfriends had recently been accused of raping a male stripper (Pete Starrett). A.D.A. Cabot prosecutes the sexual assault. The rape leads the Detectives to believe that the woman’s death may have been a murder.
4 Jan. 2002
The case involves the beating of a seven-months-pregnant woman, whose unborn child has been torn from her body via a primitive cesarean section. Among the many witnesses questioned is the woman’s husband, a psychiatrist with several devastating secrets and knows more about his wife’s beating than he’s willing to admit.
11 Jan. 2002
A Latino woman brings her five-year old son into a hospital with a gunshot wound. Mention of police scares her so much that she leaves with her other son. The name she gave was false. SVU have to try to track down the woman, when she and her sons lives are in danger.
18 Jan. 2002
A deaf burglar leads to discovery of two bodies in a marina park: a male with a pacemaker, BAC of .17 and open trousers; and a violated headless and handless younger female who turns out to be an undercover officer whose duty included locating perpetrators of cruelty to animals.
25 Jan. 2002
A woman is found by her car, where she had been raped and killed. 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 DA now has to zero in on the corrupt cop.
1 Feb. 2002
When the parents of a teenage murder victim approach Stabler, he goes with Dr. Huang to interview their prime suspect, a serial killer soon to be executed in a New Jersey prison.
1 Mar. 2002
When Stabler hears from a family friend about a teenage girl who was raped, but refuses to report it to police, he begins a covert investigation, and the case progresses to uncover a web of sexual activity among teenagers.
8 Mar. 2002
Cellist Cassie Germaine is attacked in her apartment. Benson & Stabler’s investigation leads to discovery of hidden cameras streaming Cassie’s home activities to a web site with only one discovered visitor, and a shrine.
29 Mar. 2002
When one difficulty after another hinder the prosecution of serial pedophile, Roy Barnett, desperate A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot oversteps the bounds of the law, risking both her job, and that of Benson and Stabler, to put this dangerous man behind bars.
5 Apr. 2002
A teen with no ID found beaten and apparently raped dies in ER. Benson & Stabler spend all day trying to identify the victim, who turns out to be the stepdaughter of a local judge. Further investigation reveals the victim to have become a mother four years ago, and be a pen pal of inmates sent to prison by her stepfather.
26 Apr. 2002
A man comes home to find the newly installed alarm system off, what looks like a burglary without a break-in, and his wealthy wife bloodied on the kitchen floor. The couple’s maid was locked out of her apartment after work until her live-in, limo-driver boyfriend came home at 4AM because he had taken her keys instead of his own “by mistake”. On investigation, a rape/burglary from two weeks earlier is found elsewhere, also with a new alarm system and no evidence of break-in.
3 May 2002
A woman is raped at a party and the attacker is quickly caught but the detectives must still determine why the victim was carrying a finger from a long dead infant.
10 May 2002
A woman reports that her mentally handicapped daughter has been raped. The detectives face a challenge of how to get information from this apparent victim as a result of her lack of knowledge about sex and her overprotective mother who is hesitant to let the police talk with her.
17 May 2002
A murder in a church leads Benson and Stabler to an alleged cover-up involving sexual abuse by a priest.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 4
Sep. 27, 2002
Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a prostitute but then find their main suspect has in turn been killed. Is the woman who shot him acting in self-defense or is she a murderer?
Oct. 4, 2002
A school reports to SVU about a 5 year old girl drawing distressing pictures of her family. The girl tells Benson mommy reads her stepbrother stories with the doors closed “all the time”, and that she once saw stepbrother and mommy “playing together” naked in bed. The girl also tells Benson that mommy, a widely known actress, loves her stepbrother more than her. Not long after a heated public exchange between mommy & daddy witnessed by Benson & Stabler, daddy is found dead on the floor in his home, and a bloody baseball bat is found under the stepbrother’s bed. While …
Oct. 11, 2002
A senile elderly lady is found wondering inside in a home that she was familiar with as a child. Detectives realize that she has been suffering abuse, when cigarette burns are discovered all over her frail body. Following the trail from her greedy, neglectful son, to the expensive nursing home he pulled her out of, they discover the man they believe was abusing her. During the course of their investigation, however, Benson and Stabler stumble across an even more sinister criminal committing even more heinous, previously undetected crimes against the elderly.
Oct. 18, 2002
A dog finds an unrecognizable older lady’s body in a park, with a bloody knife and bloody rain poncho nearby, plus doggy treats and an empty leash. Detectives locate the dog at a nearby vet, cleaned by the vet of trace evidence, but with the victim’s bloody shoe. A lift in the shoe leads to identification of the victim, a health care worker whose duties included identification of the sources of patients’ HIV infections. Eventually detectives suspect the victim’s lawyer husband, who refuses to give a DNA sample, but donated at the blood bank, which informs that he was …
Oct. 25, 2002
Two executives find signs of a struggle in their conference room, and on the floor of an adjacent room, a naked, bound and gagged co-worker who had been raped. While in the hospital for treatment, feds arrest the victim for assorted financial crimes before Benson and Stabler can get her statement. Trace evidence shows the perp suffers from probably untreated diabetes, and raped at least two other women. The detectives identify a suspect, but find it hard to locate him because he’s in the fed’s witness protection program. The suspect’s bookie produces a lead, which …
Nov. 1, 2002
While investigating the death of a young Hispanic boy found in a bus at an airport, the detectives find another boy hiding there, and it soon becomes apparent that the two boys are victims of the same child sex ring.
Nov. 8, 2002
When the decomposing body of a 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 with the fact that her own recent bout with addiction may have played a part in her daughter’s fate.
Nov. 15, 2002
The SVU team is put on the case of a woman who has been in a coma for 14 months and is found to be 7 weeks pregnant. After going though many suspects, they focus on the patient’s doctor. They discover that he is impregnating comatose female patients with a rich donor’s sperm in order to get embryonic stem cells that are biologically compatible. The problem for the ADA is that laws are not on her side in prosecuting such crimes.
Nov. 22, 2002
Two young middle school boys are accused of the rape of a woman.
Dec. 6, 2002
The attempted suicide of a 14-year-old girl leads to her family, promiscuity, and her regression to a child.
Jan. 10, 2003
A six-year-old girl critically injured (and subsequently dies) in an apparent robbery gone bad tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease, putting the detectives on the trail of the family, then the store clerk, and the son of a prominent attorney who had appeared to foil the crime. When 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 made with the older sister for testimony.
Jan. 17, 2003
When cans of baby formula are found to be filled with cocaine, Detective Elliot Stabler, with the help of Detective Olivia Benson and the rest of SVU, goes undercover to bust open the world of corporate drug trafficking.
Jan. 24, 2003
A prison inmate is found dead shortly after his arrival in his cell, and SVU investigate because the death was caused by sodomy. Bensen and Tutuola uncover a lot more as they investigate this attack.
Jan. 31, 2003
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.
Feb. 7, 2003
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 kidnapped girl.
Feb. 14, 2003
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.
Feb. 21, 2003
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.
Mar. 14, 2003
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.
Mar. 28, 2003
A 9 year old child’s asphyxiated body is found in a suitcase on a bus, with evidence of having been in the Everglades. The coroner found she had had a quality nose job, and been raped. Benson & Stabler find she was a regular beauty pageant contestant. A suspect’s computer is found with a juvenile kidnap, rape and murder how-to, apparently perfectly legal, because created using legal age models whose images were manipulated by software to make them look much younger.
Apr. 4, 2003
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 leads Tutuola and Deuthorn to a building superintendent, his two sons, and a cross to bear.
Apr. 18, 2003
At a party, a young woman is assaulted in the bathroom, and her assailant ends up dead. The girl leaves the ambulance before SVU can talk to her. Is this a case of self-defense, or something far more complex?
Apr. 25, 2003
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 ADA Cabot.
May 2, 2003
When a rape victim winds up dead, her father decides to take justice into his own hands.
May 9, 2003
After exchanging shots with armed-robbery suspects fleeing down a dark alley, the police discover a dead fourteen year old black female with a bullet in her skull. Autopsy reveals that she was dead hours before being accidentally shot. This case, which started out weird, becomes weirder at every turn. The dead girl, Samantha, who died from dehydration-starvation, was covered in filth and cockroach bites, but had nice ribbons in her hair, covered with a nice blanket, wearing a necklace sporting an infinity symbol worth almost a grand, and pregnant using a fertilization…
May 16, 2003
A young woman is taken to hospital unconscious, and apparently the victim of rape. However, by the time that Benson gets to speak to her, she says that she wasn’t raped. Shortly after, the victim is abducted from the hospital. SVU’s search for her leads them through New York’s club-land and the children of wealthy families.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 5
Sep. 23, 2003
When a pregnant woman is kidnapped and carjacked, the squad thinks, at first, that she’s the latest victim of a serial rapist, only to realize that she’s the victim of an intricate ransom plot.
Sep. 30, 2003
While investigating a school shooting that claimed the lives of two students, the squad realizes that an alleged surviving victim is instead a possible suspect, and the side effects of a medication may have caused his actions.
Oct. 7, 2003
Police find a female forensic psychiatrist unconscious and bound in a basement, along with would-be rapists. She turns out to be the author of a book about rehabilitating convicted sex offenders. The detectives identify one of her patients as a suspect, and ask the doctor for his records, but they disappeared when her office was vandalized shortly after she left the hospital. A tape that disappeared during the break-in is brought to police by another suspect’s sister, which leads the investigation to focus on victimology.
Oct. 14, 2003
Investing 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.
Oct. 21, 2003
After finding a dead baby in a plastic bag in the sewer, the detectives find the mother, also dead, in her nearby apartment. After talking to her doctor the detectives discover that the mother had planned to give her baby up for adoption and the adoptive parents were paying her doctor’s bills. During the investigation they meet Casey Novak, the new A.D.A.
Oct. 28, 2003
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.
Nov. 4, 2003
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.
Nov. 11, 2003
A gay man who had a brief stint in a Fundamentalist Christian-sponsored sexual re-education course is found murdered, and suspects range from the conversion program itself, a bigoted church group who kept sending him threatening letters, a group of psychologists studying the nature of homosexuality, and two of his ex-lovers, one of whom is the son of one of the professors.
Nov. 18, 2003
The Detectives find themselves hunting for a person who cut off a man’s genitals, and left him to die. But what starts out looking like a homeless-crazy man may have done the deed, further investigation reveals a much more sinister reason behind why Mr. Gorman was butchered. Olivia finds herself re-visiting the abduction and rape of a woman she didn’t believe four years earlier, because the woman was drunk, and her complaint sounded too outrageous.
Nov. 25, 2003
A toddler seems to have been abducted from a park while her babysitter is several yards distant talking to a nanny. Searching detectives shortly after arriving on the scene find the child unconscious behind nearby bushes.
Dec. 2, 2003
A pair of inmates jump a guard and escape from prison using the guard’s clothes. One of the two kidnaps his own son’s older half-brother, a son who was born after the escapee was imprisoned for raping the older brother.
Jan. 6, 2004
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.
Jan. 13, 2004
After an Arab-American woman is set on fire, the detectives discover an intensely xenophobic man aiming to cleanse America.
Feb. 3, 2004
Two garbage collectors run into what they first think is a scene of animal sacrifice.
Feb. 10, 2004
After arresting an on the run rapist, a police dog discovers the body of a murdered girl, apparently raped. Upon discovering that she had indeed been sexually active, the police suspect her music teacher of having an affair with his student, the raped and killed girl. Benson and Stabler find that the raped girl’s friend is having sex with their music teacher. The only reason Shannon, the raped girl, had been in her music teacher’s apartment was to have sex with her boyfriend. They had to sneak around because their families had forbidden them to date. Then it is …
Feb. 17, 2004
When a young is found going through garbage. The detectives want him removed from the mother’s custody but the court’s return him to the mother. Later he is found dead and his brother admits to killing him.
Feb. 24, 2004
When a schoolgirl’s body is found in the trunk of a car, Stabler and Benson find themselves investigating allegations of bullying among her classmates.
Mar. 2, 2004
After a young boy dies during a church vigil, Tutuola and Munch investigate the boy’s foster parents and social worker for neglect.
Mar. 30, 2004
Two children claim that they were molested by a billionaire.
Apr. 6, 2004
When the death of a prosecutor is staged using information gleaned from a coworker’s caseload, Novak endangers her career to obtain a confession.
Apr. 20, 2004
When it is suspected that an expert in forensics is responsible for the rape and murder a local student, the focus of the investigation hones in on a criminology professor that Cragen arrested decades earlier for similar crimes. It’s then up to Cragen and his team to discover if the professor is the perpetrator or being set up by a bitter rival.
Apr. 27, 2004
Housekeepers discover a woman, Christina Nerrit, hand-cuffed to a bed, with a plastic bag over her head, near death. Detectives investigate the crime, believing it to be a rape/attempted murder, but evidence soon lead them to a more bizarre scenario involving the terminally ill, and a suicide-support website. When Christina dies mysteriously while recovering in the hospital, and it is determined that she died from a self-inflicted overdose of insulin that had to have been brought to her from outside the hospital, it changes the focus of the investigation again. The …
May 4, 2004
The investigation into the murder of a senior citizen leads the squad to suspect that the killer is actually a serial killer who preys on elderly women.
May 11, 2004
Novak enlists Clark’s assistance in obtaining evidence to remove a judge from the bench after his bias in two child abuse cases leads to the death of a child and and the wrongful incarceration of an innocent woman.
May 18, 2004
A coprophilic Cyber-Peeping Tom catches a child abuse case on video.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 6
21 Sep. 2004
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.
28 Sep. 2004
As Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a mother and her teen-aged 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.
12 Oct. 2004
One teenager is raped and another is imprisoned when they are thrown together by the manipulative adults in their lives whose sole motivations are celebrity and publicity for their own self-serving interests.
19 Oct. 2004
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.
26 Oct. 2004
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 …
9 Nov. 2004
The detectives and the district attorney are manipulated first by the teen-aged 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.
16 Nov. 2004
A career con artist, forger and thief turns to murder and serial pedophilia to populate the cult he created and get his hands on a multi-million dollar trust fund.
23 Nov. 2004
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 the victim, whereas Stabler finds himself wondering if the accused professor is telling the truth about being innocent, especially after the woman falsely accuses Stabler of touching her inappropriately. Stabler has bigger problems on his hands; his wife, Kathy, has moved out …
30 Nov. 2004
Benson enlists the help of a former cop turned psychiatrist in apprehending a serial rapist and murderer who attacks disabled women.
7 Dec. 2004
Tutuola is reunited with his 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.
11 Jan. 2005
A medical exam after a car accident reveals a fourth-grader’s sexual assault. The perpetrator is obvious — but not as obvious as everyone thinks.
18 Jan. 2005
When a murdered gang member is linked to a sexual assault, Benson and Stabler find neither the alleged victim nor the alleged killer to be who they think.
25 Jan. 2005
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.
8 Feb. 2005
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.
15 Feb. 2005
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 realized that the victim was the object of an older man’s obsession, but before they can arrest him he also turns up dead.
22 Feb. 2005
When a wealthy couple is found dead in their home, Benson and Stabler soon realize 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.
1 Mar. 2005
Fourteen years ago, Stabler had a chance to arrest a man for kidnapping, rape and murder, but the man managed to get off. With the recent discovery of a murdered woman, Stabler has another chance at cracking the case. They can only hold the man for 24 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.
8 Mar. 2005
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.
29 Mar. 2005
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.
3 May 2005
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 wealthy Duvall family. Soon detectives are convinced that Gabriel Duvall is their rapist, but don’t have quite enough evidence to put him away. Novak is working on both the case and a terrified former victim when she is brutally attacked in her office late at night.
10 May 2005
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 painkillers, 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 sold her the drugs, but when detectives go to confront Carol, they find her body and are left trying to uncover who really killed Carol.
17 May 2005
When the head of a woman is found with traces of semen on it, the detectives suspect they have a necrophiliac. But they learn that they’re dealing with a black market organ ring. John learns that Amy Solway, a person they sent to prison is looking for a kidney. As are the parents of a young boy.
24 May 2005
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 realizes 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 …
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 7
20 Sep. 2005
Det. Stabler goes undercover to determine if a recent parolee is reverting to his rapist urges.
27 Sep. 2005
A woman claims rape by a wealthy scientist, but upon further investigations she’s not as much as a victim as it appears.
4 Oct. 2005
A little girl calls for help, claiming she’s being held hostage, but the team has to keep her on the line to track her down.
11 Oct. 2005
When a girl is attacked, a young man is arrested. They later learn that he takes steroids which is what made him attack her. The guy turns out to be the son of a cop Stabler knows. The cop later attacks his son and it turns out he is also taking steroids. Stabler is forced to deal with issues involving his own father.
18 Oct. 2005
An AIDS activist is suspected of murdering a gay couple, and Detective Tutuola discovers something about a family member.
1 Nov. 2005
An investigation of a horrific school sniper attack leads the team to a particularly obnoxious Neo-Nazi group.
8 Nov. 2005
After the bones of a boy who disappeared in 1978 are found at a playground, a recovering Stabler teams up with Vizcarrando to determine the boy’s identity, which leads them to a cold case involving four missing Puerto Rican boys whom were never found.
15 Nov. 2005
Detective Benson goes undercover at a speed dating event to catch a rapist.
22 Nov. 2005
A hooker is alerted by noise from the neighboring hotel room, and finds there a badly manhandled girl, who later has a miscarriage. Then the girl’s father shows up and the case starts getting more complicated every time the cops learn something new about it.
29 Nov. 2005
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.
6 Dec. 2005
An investigation into the serious stabbing of a grade-school boy uncovers a suspect whose trial becomes about the rights of same-sex parents.
3 Jan. 2006
When a boy shoots the man he believes killed his mother, it leads to a legal battle over gun control.
10 Jan. 2006
The abduction of a little girl turns even more desperate when it’s found she’s suffering from an undiagnosed leukemia.
17 Jan. 2006
When a baby boy is discovered in the rubbish, detectives Benson and Stabler use a t-shirt found at the scene to trace the crime back to a well-to-do college student.
7 Feb. 2006
A successful lawyer’s secret life as an exotic dancer is revealed to her boss and her fiancé after she and a stripper friend are found murdered.
28 Feb. 2006
A female student from Montreal goes missing during a class trip to New York City after she spends a night partying with three cocky prep school boys.
21 Mar. 2006
A Hudson University co-ed dependent on financial aid is found murdered with an unexplained influx of cash. Her wealthy roommate is found with one of her rings, making her a suspect as the two were not friends. Benson, Fin, and Stabler have several theories about her murderer and their motive and investigate the various suspects; the roommate, her childhood friend, and someone connected to a heavily trafficked website where the victim was selling term papers for cash.
28 Mar. 2006
Detecitve Tutuola is torn between his work and family when his son, Ken, is implicated in a crime. While investigating, Detectives Benson and Stabler find themselves with a much bigger crime
4 Apr. 2006
A serial paedophile murders members of a family and kidnaps the two younger children.
2 May 2006
A band of teenage siblings attack and sodomize a teenage girl, who is a gifted piano student at a prestigious high school in Harlem. When Warner identifies the attackers as overweight, Detective Stabler and his new partner, Detective Lucius Blaine, track down the siblings — who claim they attacked the victim to avenge an attack on their morbidly obese brother.
9 May 2006
After a young boy claims molestation, the investigation turns from his pedophile father to another family member.
16 May 2006
In seventh season finale, rock star Derek Lord goes on a national talk show and lectures about the abuse of psychiatric drugs. Meanwhile, an unstable young woman loses her virginity, goes off her prescribed medication, gets behind the wheel of a car, and mows down 10 people. As these events are played out in a highly charged way, the argument about prescribed “meds” is challenged.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 8
19 Sep. 2006
When a particularly brutalized rape victim resists all efforts to help her, Olivia takes her as a cause and turns up an old acquaintance during the investigation.
26 Sep. 2006
The detectives investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl with Turner’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder that contributed to her being teased and bullied at her prep school. Meanwhile, Stabler meets his new partner, former Warrant Officer, Detective Dani Beck.
3 Oct. 2006
Stabler and his new partner go after a possible serial rapist with the help of an unlikely victim from 30 years earlier.
10 Oct. 2006
A homeless man is suspected of murder. As the case unfolds, so do Munch’s family secrets.
17 Oct. 2006
Stabler and Beck track down a serial rapist who repeatedly attacks his victims based on their ovulation cycles so that he can impregnate them.
31 Oct. 2006
The environmental group Olivia is infiltrating for the FBI is accused of murdering the CEO of a pharmaceutical company. But when she discovers that the crime may be sexual in nature, she conducts her own independent investigation.
14 Nov. 2006
A fourteen year old girl who was brutally beaten, raped, and killed shares the same dog paw tattoo as two other young female homicide victims. Despite warnings from Stabler, Dani becomes overly involved in the case.
21 Nov. 2006
SVU investigates a shady private adoption agency after two undocumented children are found deserted near an automobile accident.
28 Nov. 2006
A model is poisoned to death, and it could be connected to a love triangle between her manipulative choreographer husband, his mistress, and the mistress’ jealous husband.
2 Jan. 2007
A dying man’s confessions to Benson and Stabler reveal secrets about the true identity of his estranged daughter, and that the wrong man is in jail for the murder of the daughter’s biological mother.
9 Jan. 2007
Elliott thinks a possible rape victim is lying to enhance her divorce settlement. But Olivia thinks it’s a sign of her husband’s escalating violence, and believes that Stabler’s judgment is clouded because of his divorce.
16 Jan. 2007
Fin reluctantly works with a Brooklyn detective who thinks that Fin’s rape cases are connected to his unsolved murder cases.
6 Feb. 2007
An investigation into a potential child pornography case actually uncovers a chemical company testing possibly toxic products on a group of building tenants.
13 Feb. 2007
A suspect in the murder of a mob lawyer’s wife dies during a violent apprehension by Stabler. Stabler maintains that he did nothing illegal, but the evidence may prove otherwise.
20 Feb. 2007
A woman accused of killing her baby commits suicide after being interrogated by an overzealous television reporter. It later turns out that the baby was kidnapped, perhaps by the baby’s biological father.
27 Feb. 2007
Olivia finds her biological brother in New Jersey, but discovers that he is under investigation by local police for sexual crimes. But her obsession with finding him puts another investigation in jeopardy as well as her partnership with Elliot.
27 Mar. 2007
A gay male prostitute is murdered, and the investigation reveals that a pastor who preaches extreme intolerance toward homosexuals may have had a relationship with him.
3 Apr. 2007
The mother of a high school girl is caught having a sexual relationship with one of her daughter’s classmates, and she may have supplied alcohol for a high school party where another student died.
1 May 2007
Benson (Mariska Hargitay) hears from her half-brother (Michael Weston), who is on the run because of sexual assault charges. He continues to claim his innocence, though because evidence continues to pile up against him, Benson reluctantly agrees to help in the investigation.
8 May 2007
The investigation of a bride-to-be’s murder uncovers a man’s double life; a turn in the case rattles Stabler, who turns to his wife and children for comfort.
15 May 2007
The investigation into an extreme fighting death leads to the discovery of a 28-year-old woman posing as a 16-year-old high school student.
22 May 2007
Fin’s nephew, Darius, goes to trial and seems determined to take the unit down with him.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 9
25 Sep. 2007
A woman’s child is missing, but her multiple personalities make finding out what happened to the child more difficult. And the case is further complicated by the appearance of the woman’s sister and the murder of their parents.
2 Oct. 2007
A young woman is abducted, and the clues to her disappearance can be found by investigating at her character in an online role-playing game. And her case may also reveal clues about an unsolved case involving another girl’s disappearance.
9 Oct. 2007
Benson and Stabler arrest a high school teacher for having sex with one of her students, but the teacher alleges that the student raped her.
16 Oct. 2007
The only witness to a mother’s beating is her mentally retarded daughter who is suffering from Williams Syndrome. The husband is an early suspect, but he is protected from prosecution because of the Patriot Act.
23 Oct. 2007
A New York psychiatrist goes on trial after her torture methods are cited in the death of a former Iraqi prisoner.
6 Nov. 2007
A grisly murder scene at the bottom of an elevator shaft leads SVU detectives to a group of individuals who are under the spell of a charismatic, imprisoned serial killer.
13 Nov. 2007
Stabler suffers temporary blindness after an injury bringing a sexual predator who suffers from schizophrenia into custody. Benson’s special interest in the case puts her at odds with ADA Novak, who has a personal agenda of her own.
20 Nov. 2007
Two troubled brothers are connected to murder investigation. However, detective Lake suspects that they are trying to put their lives back together, and that they are victims of a setup by a gang leader.
27 Nov. 2007
The discovery of a lost boy leads detectives to a case involving the rape and murder of a nanny, and an automobile accident puts the lives of Stabler’s wife and unborn child in jeopardy.
4 Dec. 2007
A 14-year-old African immigrant is murdered, and the evidence points to a neighborhood thug who intimidates murder witnesses. However, the case is complicated by the discovery that she was married to a 35-year-old polygamist.
1 Jan. 2008
A Park Avenue socialite’s body is found in NYC’S Central Park, and the investigation leads SVU to the father figure of a homeless “street family.”
8 Jan. 2008
Detectives Benson and Lake get the help of an FBI agent as they search for a serial killer who brutally attacks young women. However, there are signs that the agent may not be able to handle the mental and emotional weight of the case.
15 Jan. 2008
After a young boy is hospitalized for blood loss following a rape, Stabler and Munch focus on a Hasidic order whose reluctance to cooperate may lead the investigation away from the real perpetrator.
22 Jan. 2008
A canister of frozen embryos is stolen from a fertility clinic. The SVU team race against the clock to retrieve it before the embryos are no longer suitable for implantation.
15 Apr. 2008
When a teenage girl says a corrections officer raped her and has also been threatening her mother in prison, Benson risks her own safety to go deep undercover and investigate.
22 Apr. 2008
After a gay man is murdered, the prime suspect is a star professional football quarterback who turns out to his partner. The quarterback is “outed” in the media during the investigation, and he becomes a beating victim himself.
29 Apr. 2008
A man accused of impersonating a police officer over a telephone and telling a fast food manager to sexually assault an employee is found not guilty, and as a result becomes a vocal crusader telling other people to defy authority figures.
6 May 2008
A wealthy, successful coffee trader and his son are both suspects in a young woman’s murder, when evidence suggests that the woman was sexually involved with both men.
13 May 2008
Detective Lake is accused of killing a police officer, and SVU soon discovers that he has been investigating a 10-year-old cold rape case without anyone’s knowledge.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 10
23 Sep. 2008
Olivia discovers that a case involving a troubled foster child is tied to a cold rape case from her past, and it could be the missing link that could help catch a serial rapist. Meanwhile, Olivia is haunted by her sexual assault in prison.
30 Sep. 2008
A teenager comes to SVU asking for help because he is having sexual desires for his five-year-old stepbrother. He says that he has not acted on his impulses yet, but not everyone believes that this part of his story is true.
14 Oct. 2008
Stabler is forced to confront his mother and the ghosts of his childhood when he learns that his daughter is in trouble with the law and in desperate need of psychiatric attention.
21 Oct. 2008
Stabler runs into an old friend when the team investigates the rape and murder of an astronaut.
28 Oct. 2008
While investigating a case involving a baby infected with the AIDS virus, the unit uncovers a connection to a doctor who claims that AIDS does not exist and is part of a government conspiracy.
11 Nov. 2008
The grisly murder of a homeless man leads detectives to four high school girls with a pregnancy pact. But after their pact is revealed, somebody drives the girls’ ringleader to an apparent suicide.
18 Nov. 2008
Stabler is shot while working undercover investigating a violent animal smuggling ring believed to be connected to a young woman’s murder.
25 Nov. 2008
While trying to stop a case of domestic abuse, Benson crosses paths with a woman who has been a fugitive for over 30 years and claims that she was also a domestic abuse victim.
2 Dec. 2008
SVU clashes with the Marines over jurisdiction in a case involving the murder in New York of a pregnant soldier who claims she was raped in Iraq. During the investigation, Benson has traumatic flashbacks of her sexual assault.
9 Dec. 2008
SVU tries to make a case against an accused serial rapist who drugs his victims so that they have no recollection of the incidents.
6 Jan. 2009
A teenager who claims the identity of a girl who went missing four years ago turns out to be impostor. However, her stories about suffering frightening abuse may actually turn out to be true.
13 Jan. 2009
The death of a teenage mathematics prodigy sheds light on some disturbing and unhealthy practices taking place among a group of competitive students at a prestigious academy.
3 Feb. 2009
As SVU tries to recover a girl who was stolen from her home, the unit discovers that the victim’s family is filled with con artists and career criminals–none of whom can be trusted or are beyond suspicion.
17 Feb. 2009
A man is brutally beaten outside a strip club because of his lack of support for his transgender teenage daughter’s desire for gender reassignment.
10 Mar. 2009
A pediatrician who is a convicted child molester is killed after his trial, but is the guilty party mentally competent to stand trial? Alex Cabot returns to the DA’s office to prosecute the accused.
17 Mar. 2009
Detectives suspect that a murder suspect was thrown out of a window to his death, and their investigation focuses on the suspect’s wife, her nephew who lives with them, and their unusual special relationship.
31 Mar. 2009
A former African child refugee’s throat is slashed, and SVU connects the case to two former Ugandan war criminals–one a ruthless killer, the other a sympathetic former child soldier trying to change his life.
7 Apr. 2009
Stabler is forced to work on a serial killer case with an abrasive detective who has been on the case for months and would prefer to work alone. However, Stabler discovers that the detective’s motivation is not glory and recognition.
28 Apr. 2009
An immature, irresponsible young mother is assumed to have killed her child, but it turns out to be part of a measles outbreak. A.D.A. Cabot then goes after the mother of the child who started the outbreak, who refused to immunize him.
5 May 2009
Over the course of a complex “sexting” case involving an abused teenage girl, the team encounters a corrupt family court judge who hands down unusually harsh sentences for borderline sexual offenses.
19 May 2009
A judge asks an odd request for a plaintiff who is seeking a restraining order: he asks detectives to interview a convicted serial killer concerning his son’s kidnapping, which took place 30 years ago.
2 Jun. 2009
CSU Stuckey’s careless error causes a deranged killer to go free on a technicality. Later, more signature killings emerge, and more people connected to the case may be targeted.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 11
23 Sep. 2009
SVU gets the help of an angry, violent police officer to solve a rape case. They soon discover that they may be dealing with a serial rapist, and the wrong man may be in prison for one of his crimes.
30 Sep. 2009
The body of an online call girl is found in a suitcase, and the prime suspect for her murder is an Internet entrepreneur who was one of her “sugar daddies.”
7 Oct. 2009
Stabler is attacked by a man that he helped put away 19 years earlier. When that man faces attempted murder charges, he claims that he was the victim because of the solitary confinement he faced during his sentence.
14 Oct. 2009
An alcoholic who fell off the wagon is charged in the brutal rape and murder of an abortion doctor. His defense argues that alcoholism is a disease, but why is ADA Paxton so bitterly opposed to the claim?
21 Oct. 2009
The team makes a deal with a man who molested his stepson in exchange for information that could put away the leader of a molesters’ advocate group, but is the victim’s mother strong enough to not jeopardize the investigation?
28 Oct. 2009
A grisly double homicide appears to be drug related, but the FBI soon becomes involved, and Benson and Stabler are led toward a new motive.
4 Nov. 2009
A controversial therapist goes under the microscope after a teenage girl under his care is killed. During the investigation, Dr. Huang risks his medical license to rescue a heroin addict who is also under his care.
11 Nov. 2009
ADA Cabot is being investigated by the state bar because of a rape case, but Benson and Stabler are too preoccupied to come to her aid because Stabler’s son and best friend are missing.
18 Nov. 2009
Detective Benson claims that she is being framed for the brutal murder and mutilation of a biker, but how can she explain away the discovery of her DNA on the murder weapon?
9 Dec. 2009
After Fin catches a serial killer who is targeting immigrant “anchor babies,” his high-profile ACLU lawyer argues that he was brainwashed by a right-wing television personality.
6 Jan. 2010
While investigating the death of a sexually-active 17-year-old girl, SVU finds that a suspect in the case is deliberately spreading HIV to his many sexual partners.
13 Jan. 2010
Benson and Stabler work with a Special Frauds Unit detective who believes that an heiress murdered her parents and could be a sociopath.
3 Mar. 2010
Benson and Stabler are forced to deal with the abrasive militant leader of a lesbian rights group as they search for a rapist and killer who may be targeting members of the lesbian community.
3 Mar. 2010
SVU tries to make the case against a Christian zealot who is targeting prostitutes, but it hangs on the cooperation of a pregnant prostitute who is terrified of the man and has her own demons.
10 Mar. 2010
An attorney confesses that she had knowledge that her client committed a 22-year-old murder that another man was serving time for, but could not come forward because of attorney-client privilege.
17 Mar. 2010
A potential witness in a rape case is reluctant to testify because she is an illegal immigrant who both witnessed and was the victim of unspeakable war crimes against women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
24 Mar. 2010
The team tries to persuade a disabled woman who cannot speak confront and identify her rapist in court, while also protecting her from her angry, abusive sister.
31 Mar. 2010
A rape and murder helps Benson and Stabler crack a case involving a serial rapist and killer from the 1970s. However, one copycat crime remains open when investigation reveals that the crime was committed by a woman.
7 Apr. 2010
An abused, schizophrenic 16-year-old is a suspect in the brutal murder of his close friend. But why is Fin’s son protecting the suspect from the police? And did his psychiatrist misdiagnose him for selfish reasons?
21 Apr. 2010
Investigation reveals that a victim with multiple DNA samples whose throat was slashed was an aspiring investigative journalist about to expose the highly unsanitary practices at a meat-packing plant.
28 Apr. 2010
One of Stabler’s former partners joins SVU as an ADA, and helps Benson and Stabler find an arsonist responsible for the deaths of two girls.
5 May 2010
While investigating the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was raped, SVU uncovers a Bulgarian baby-smuggling ring, and ADA Marlowe is forced to be creative and deceptive to ensure a conviction.
12 May 2010
The arresting officer in a serial rapist case turns out to be a 16-year-old impersonating a police officer, and his actions put ADA Marlowe’s case in jeopardy.
19 May 2010
A delusional and grief-stricken mother, distraught over the botched kidnapping that resulted in the death of the son she was trying to take away from his father, shoots Dr. Warner and creates a hostage situation in the morgue.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 12
22 Sep. 2010
While Benson and Stabler investigate the circumstances behind a foster child’s disappearance, they discover that her overprotective parents are still struggling to cope with the disappearance of another daughter.
22 Sep. 2010
Benson and Stabler reluctantly get help from a neighborhood vigilante group leader to help find out which registered sex offender may have raped two young girls.
29 Sep. 2010
A rape victim claims that she has been raped 4 times and harassed across the country by the same man, and the investigation reveals that she may not be his only victim.
6 Oct. 2010
A malnourished teenage girl is killed when she is hit by a car, and Benson and Stabler soon discover that she and her brother are victims in a human trafficking and sex trade scheme.
13 Oct. 2010
New A.D.A. Mikka Von is brought in to prosecute a case involving a professor accused of killing an attorney for a big cola company because their policies threaten free water supplies, but her first case may be her last.
20 Oct. 2010
A woman sexually assaults and brands two men. But after she is caught, she claims that it is revenge for an assault on her by the targets from when she was a teenager.
3 Nov. 2010
While investigating a serial rapist and killer case, an interview with a victim’s daughter leads Olivia to believe that she may be looking for her own biological father.
10 Nov. 2010
FBI agent Dana Lewis is the victim of a sexual assault, but Benson and Stabler’s investigation could compromise her undercover operation involving a right-wing militia group.
17 Nov. 2010
Benson and Stabler discover that an accused campus rapist may have used a drug to make his girlfriend have an abortion without her knowledge.
1 Dec. 2010
While investigating a separate case involving a paramedic suspected of murder, Olivia discovers that Vivian from her serial rapist case is still in town, and her actions could jeopardize her guardianship of Vivian’s son Calvin.
5 Jan. 2011
While investigating a boy’s death, Stabler uncovers a teenage fighting ring, and tries to reach out to one of the fighters, who is being abused and forced to participate by his cruel stepfather.
5 Jan. 2011
SVU goes after a man who continues to find ways to haunt a young woman he molested when she was a child.
12 Jan. 2011
Stabler goes undercover as a sex addict to catch a predator after the daughter of a respected sexual psychotherapist is attacked. The therapist, however, is reluctant to cooperate and suspects that he may be responsible.
19 Jan. 2011
Benson reluctantly teams up with a tough detective from the Brooklyn DA’s office when the latter’s colleague is thrown off a roof following a violent attack.
2 Feb. 2011
SVU investigates whether a wealthy and powerful defense contractor forced an underage French girl to give him an inappropriate massage, and whether he used his ex-girlfriend to arrange the encounter.
9 Feb. 2011
After a sexual assault is broadcast over a university Intranet, Stabler is led to a computer expert on campus who is threatening to kill the victim if SVU doesn’t look into the disappearance of his brother in 2003.
16 Feb. 2011
A journalist who hosts a program that exposes predators gets a disturbing package from a stalker, but it may also help her find the person who kidnapped her sister 25 years ago, with the help of detective Benson and Sonya Paxton.
23 Feb. 2011
Benson and Stabler believe that the abusive CEO of a wine company killed her CFO, but why are the company’s other employees refusing to step forward and expose her?
23 Mar. 2011
After the CEO of a weapons company is stabbed in the groin in a parking garage, Benson and Stabler are forced to go undercover in a modern-day swingers club to get information about the possible suspects.
30 Mar. 2011
Captain Jackson helps Benson and Stabler investigate the rape and murder of a young girl, and tells them that they may be looking for a female predator.
6 Apr. 2011
Casey Novak returns to the DA’s office to prosecute a man accused of rape. However, Los Angeles ADA Jonah Dekker comes to New York City to serve for the defense as a favor to his family .
4 May 2011
An abandoned baby case leads SVU to a “reproductive abuser” who has over 20 children.
11 May 2011
After a teenage predator falsely accuses Stabler of sexual assault, Stabler goes on a personal mission to catch him in the act, leading to a shocking discovery about his troubled past.
18 May 2011
A rape victim is killed right before the trial of her accused rapist, a celebrity hair stylist, begins. However, prosecuting the suspected killer is difficult because he is working as a federal informant.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 13
21 Sep. 2011
An African immigrant working as a maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but is she really in it just for the money? Meanwhile, Stabler’s return remains in doubt after his latest shooting.
28 Sep. 2011
SVU investigates an accusation that a revered high school basketball coach sexually abused his players, but they ultimately may need the cooperation of a reluctant pro superstar to make the case.
5 Oct. 2011
A pregnant 13 year old girl from Washington Heights claims that the son of an ambassador raped her, but the accused goes missing before SVU can question him.
12 Oct. 2011
Detective Rollins believes that SVU has caught a serial rapist from one of her earlier cases in Georgia, but a passioned request after a suicide attempt leads Amaro to suspect that they may have the wrong person.
19 Oct. 2011
When a baby of a couple from out of town goes missing, the team tries to find him. But they later turn their focus on the parents, because the story they tell doesn’t add up. And they find evidence that leads them to think that the baby died and they brought it to New York to dispose of the body.
2 Nov. 2011
A.D.A. Cutter tries to prosecute an African American drug dealer who raped a 19 year old music student, but his opposing counsel is a high-priced attorney who is devoted to protecting the civil rights of accused minorities.
9 Nov. 2011
In order to bring down a Russian mobster running an international prostitution/kidnapping ring disguised as a Russian bride website, Kragen steps from behind the desk to go undercover as a “John.”
16 Nov. 2011
Benson and Rollins investigate whether a psychiatric patient was raped in her hospital ward, which ultimately leads to a possible predator close to her home.
30 Nov. 2011
The child of a Romani couple in Brooklyn disappears on his way home from school, but the neighborhood’s rom-baro may be interfering with SVU’s investigation.
7 Dec. 2011
A retired pro quarterback is busted for having sex with a 14-year-old prostitute, but he may be suffering from diminished capacity because of all the concussions he had on the field.
11 Jan. 2012
SVU tries to figure out who was responsible for the real-life rape of an actress during an interactive theater performance that everybody just assumed was part of the show.
18 Jan. 2012
SVU investigates an accusation of a brutal rape in Iraq involving a private defense contractor, and Olivia takes a romantic interest in the ADA who is prosecuting the case.
8 Feb. 2012
A 19-year-old creates a hostage situation after his father is accused of sexual assault, and Olivia uses her personal experience to help defuse the situation.
15 Feb. 2012
After a couple is murdered in their home and their daughter is critically injured, SVU uncovers a number of twisted family secrets, as well as detective Rollins’ gambling addiction.
22 Feb. 2012
An underage escort is reported missing, and SVU soon discovers that they are dealing with a serial killer who may be playing games with his victims.
29 Feb. 2012
While Olivia tries to help her brother regain custody of his two children, SVU discovers that a baby abandoned in front of a church belongs to a missing teen.
11 Apr. 2012
Benson’s relationship with ADA Hayden threatens to be exposed after she discovers that she helped put the wrong man in prison eight years earlier for rape.
18 Apr. 2012
A husband believes that he’s witnessed his wife’s rape during a video call from overseas, but SVU soon discovers that there could be more to his wife’s story than meets the eye.
25 Apr. 2012
The task of find a serial rapist becomes more difficult when a team of neighborhood vigilante “superheroes” starts trying to avenge the crimes.
2 May 2012
Is a sperm donor father trying to have babies with the children he fathered, or could it be part of an even more fiendish plot?
9 May 2012
As Fin tries to get justice after his gay son’s fiancé is brutally beaten in a hate crime, SVU uncovers a scandal involving a teacher sexually abusing a student at a prep school.
16 May 2012
The investigation of the homicide of a young woman who recently had her leg amputated sends SVU into the strange culture of body modification.
23 May 2012
The murder of a prostitute at a bachelor party sends SVU on a dangerous investigation that could lead all the way into the highest reaches of New York power and influence.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 14
26 Sep. 2012
After Cragen is accused of murder, the team works secretly around the clock to defend him. Meanwhile, when Amaro also becomes implicated in the scandal and his personal life falls apart, he refuses to go down quietly.
26 Sep. 2012
As the prostitution scandal continues to grow, key witnesses against the alleged madam begin to die under mysterious circumstances, and undercover agent Cassidy becomes a victim of friendly fire.
10 Oct. 2012
An erotic novelist is sexually assaulted by a popular TV-show host who attempts to bring her book to life. The SVU persuades her to press charges but the investigation reveals a secret that could ruin the novelist’s career and her case.
17 Oct. 2012
SVU is forced to work with Homeland Security–represented by former Major Case detective Eames–when a sex slave ring it is investigating is discovered to have ties to terrorism.
24 Oct. 2012
A child abduction case brings back haunting memories of 13 year old cold case from the same neighborhood, and the two cases may turn out to be related.
31 Oct. 2012
While Amanda’s troubled sister comes for a surprise visit, the team searches for a 14 year old girl who was abducted at a frat party.
14 Nov. 2012
A baby kidnapped from a playground leads to a twisted case of lies, betrayal, and infidelity.
21 Nov. 2012
A retired English teacher’s suicide sheds light on a long-secret sex abuse scandal at a prestigious boy’s prep school.
5 Dec. 2012
SVU needs the help of an abused, over the hill prostitute to catch one of her Johns who is on a killing spree, but can they also help her get out of the life and save her family?
2 Jan. 2013
The beating of a priest exposes a secret long hidden by the Church, but is the wrong man in prison for the crime?
9 Jan. 2013
SVU clashes with the Suffolk County DA, who is prosecuting a recent rape victim for murder even the story doesn’t seem to add up and the accused rapist appears to be connected to the crime.
30 Jan. 2013
SVU and the DA’s office struggle with finding the right strategy in a case dealing with a gay man who is picking up and then attacking closeted gay married men.
6 Feb. 2013
Benson and attorney Bayard Ellis help a death row inmate in Ohio whose history as a sex abuse victim may have been ignored by his defense attorney.
13 Feb. 2013
SVU becomes suspicious when FBI agent Dana Lewis aggressively tries to get a serial rapist confess to a murder that he steadfastly denies having committed.
20 Feb. 2013
After Amanda kills the father of her pregnant sister’s child after what she believes is an attack, SVU discovers that Amanda was just a pawn in the sister’s sinister plot to get rid of him and become rich.
27 Feb. 2013
Can SVU convince an up-and-coming singer to break away from her abusive hip-hop singer boyfriend before it is too late?
20 Mar. 2013
A former prostitute accuses detective Cassidy of rape from his undercover days, and his defense opens up a can of worms for detective Amaro.
27 Mar. 2013
A sports reporter who became pregnant after a rape goes through torture when she takes the accused rapist to court.
3 Apr. 2013
The detectives deal with a 10-year-old boy who is displaying extreme psychopathic behavior.
24 Apr. 2013
SVU discovers that a college may be covering up rape accusations against the members of a fraternity and shaming the victims into backing down.
1 May 2013
SVU has to turn to an Iraq War veteran suffering from PTSD to figure out who was responsible for a teenage girl’s assault at a rock concert.
8 May 2013
Detective Rollins is shot by a sniper, and all of the sniper’s victims have a connections to Fin and a disabled ex-partner who once took a bullet for him.
15 May 2013
A mother from Canada taking a personal trip to New York City is found battered and raped in a rowboat in Central Park.
22 May 2013
In the shocking Season Finale, a mysterious criminal sets off a dangerous chain of events.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 15
25 Sep. 2013
Serial rapist and killer William Lewis abducts Olivia in her home, tortures her, and hides her away in a Long Island beach home.
25 Sep. 2013
The case of an abandoned seven-year-old boy in Times Square leads to the shocking discovery of two women locked in a basement cage by their abductors for nearly a decade.
2 Oct. 2013
A celebrity Southern chef shoots and kills a teenage African-American boy that she thought was a serial rapist. But was her life in danger, or was she just an over-reactive racist?
9 Oct. 2013
Cassidy is forced to infiltrate a corrupt precinct whose officers are suspected of raping young women during their shifts.
16 Oct. 2013
Munch’s retirement party is interrupted by an accusation by a recent rape victim that she has been attacked for a second time.
23 Oct. 2013
SVU uncovers a sex scandal involving New York City’s mayoral frontrunner, but is A.D.A.Barba too close to the case to prosecute objectively?
6 Nov. 2013
A voice coach for a popular contestant on a television singing competition contestant is accused of sexual assault by two young boys at the school where he teaches.
13 Nov. 2013
When SVU and A.D.A. Barba investigate a gang rape involving the Coast Guard, they must deal with military stonewalling, red tape, and odd legal issues.
20 Nov. 2013
A member of Rollins’ 12-step group comes to her with a rape accusation, but are the accusations real or is she abusing Rollins’ goodwill?
8 Jan. 2014
Detective Benson is placed in the position of facing her kidnapper, William Lewis, as he has his day in court and decides to represent himself.
15 Jan. 2014
Detective Nick Amaro shoots a suspect, that turns out to be an unarmed African-American 14-year-old boy and suffers the wrath of the city, internal affairs and the justice system.
22 Jan. 2014
As SVU fights for justice for an underage rape victim who was working illegally in a strip club, they find themselves stonewalled by corruption in the New Jersey legal system.
29 Jan. 2014
Sixteen year-old Avery Capshaw’s (guest star Fiona Robert) parents report her kidnapped, and the SVU finds signs of a party turned violent. Her boyfriend, Manny Montero (Juan Castano), is a scholarship student from the Projects, and though his family swears he’s on the right track, Amaro (Danny Pino) suspects he’s involved with a dangerous gang. When Manny refuses to talk, the cops are forced to arrest him, but the violence only escalates. Meanwhile, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is sworn in as the SVU’s new sergeant.
5 Feb. 2014
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Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 16