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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SVU receives a complaint from an elderly woman that her daughter Katie, who has Downs Syndrome, has been raped and is now pregnant. She is reluctant to provide the identity of the father and it is apparently questionable whether or not she even knew what she was doing. This brings up all manner of questions of competency, about who the father might be and whether or not she had consensual sex or was raped. Was it the bus driver? Her employer? Her boyfriend? The administrator at the care facility? Even further, is Katie fit to be a mother and raise a child?
A school reports to SVU about a five-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 and daddy witnessed by Benson and Stabler, daddy is found dead on the floor in his home, and a bloody baseball bat is found under the stepbrother's bed....
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.