While identifying a young boy left alone in Central Park, SVU uncovers a possible terrorist plot that leads to several casualties. The DA needs a slam-dunk conviction, but the defendant's history as an abuse victim complicates matters.
A man convicted of rape is exonerated and released 16 years later. However, on the night of his release, the daughter of the woman he was convicted of raping is also raped and murdered, and he is SVU's prime suspect.
SVU is on the lookout for a missing 6-year-old boy, but also discovers that the victim has a very dysfunctional home life and that the kidnappers may have actually had the boy's best interests in mind.
A bartender says she was raped after a birthday party for a notorious philandering businessman. The man's grandson soon claims that she had consensual sex with the woman, but the investigation later reveals a second familial match.
The daughter of a Muslim family is killed in a hate crime against them; Barba is forced to drop charges against a suspect when a witness is deported; tensions rise between communities on both sides of the case.