A convicted rapist gets out of prison after 16 years thanks to newly tested DNA evidence, but the next day, a shocking crime forces Fin to re-investigate the man's whereabouts since he arrested him long ago.
Detective Rollins believes that SVU has caught a serial rapist from one of her earlier cases in Georgia, but an impassioned request after a suicide attempt leads Amaro to think they may have the wrong person.
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.
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.