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.
The search for a young boy's parents after he is found alone in Central Park leads to the possibility of a planned mass-casualty event in the city; SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to locate the suspects.
Sergeant Benson juggles work and her new role as foster mother to baby Noah Porter. Amaro, now working the traffic beat in Queens, arrests an underage prostitute with connections to Noah's mother Ellie, who was "greenlit" by her pimp and brutally murdered. Amaro's undercover work sets off a chain of events that puts everyone connected to the case - even baby Noah - in danger. Meanwhile, a new detective assigned to Manhattan SVU starts off on the wrong foot.
An actor is suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl, but are he and his agent trying to spin it into a publicity stunt for his new movie? And why is a tabloid journalist keeping the NYPD from discovering the truth?
The two daughters of an elderly writer suffering from dementia accuse his current wife of abusing him by giving erectile dysfunction pills to produce a new heir, and the case only becomes more complicated after he dies.
Carisi's future brother-in-law makes a rape accusation against his female parole officer, forcing Carisi to investigate whether his sister's fiancé is telling the truth or allowing his old habits to resurface.
SVU investigates after a news story reveals that an unidentified Hudson University coed was gang raped by a four fraternity brothers. But once the accuser finally steps forward and tells her story, everything begins to unravel.
A woman who accused her father of raping her when she was six now says the accusations were false. With the help of attorney Bayard Ellis and retired captain Cragen, SVU tries to get to the truth and make sure justice is served.
Sgt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and ADA Barba (Raúl Esparza) take Johnny D (guest star Charles Halford) to trial for sex trafficking, rape, assault and kidnapping. But when Baby Noah's adoption becomes entangled in the case, Benson fears for Noah's future and his safety. In an intense courtroom showdown, the SVU will face a threat that could change the squad forever.