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.
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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.