Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 1, Episode 18

Chat Room (14 Apr. 2000)

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A teenager's report of being raped from someone she met in a chat room leads the detectives into the middle of a child porn ring.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elliot Stabler (as Chris Meloni)
Karen Raye
Harry Waters
Max Knaack
Melissa Raye (as Siobhan Fallon)
Isabel Gillies ...
Erin Broderick ...
Rita Gardner ...
Doris Harrington
John C. Havens ...
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A teenager's report of being raped from someone she met in a chat room leads the detectives into the middle of a child porn ring.

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The Yachtsman
15 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This was an interesting episode where the squad is dealing with internet porn. As is pointed out cyber sex crime was a brand new field and law enforcement was making it up as they went along. It's still a learning process and as is also shown various agencies aren't always on the same page.

A young woman makes an on line date with a man whose cyber handle is The Yachtsman. At what he does which is entice young girls for rendezvous this guy is the best. When he's trying to make a deal The Yachtsman explains his modus operandi in some detail to Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni.

In the end the prize becomes a lot bigger than this one lone individual though Dann Florek gets into a nice turf war with the uncooperative Feds.

A learning experience for all including the viewer.

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