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, reveal that this young woman had more than a few astonishing secrets. Written by
Lynne Boris Johnston
Did You Know?
The gymnastics coach character, Ilya Korska, is based on Romanian Bela Karolyi who, through tough love, successfully coached several gymnastics world champions - Nadia_Comaneci, Mary Lou Retton, Julianne McNamara, and Kerri Strug. See more
When Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) update the Captain that Mrs. Bryce was not the victim's mother, you can see Chris Meloni's microphone attached to his pants and the wire running up his back. See more
A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot
These girls sacrifice their childhoods to succeed, they're starved for affection.
Detective Olivia Benson
Not to mention food. They stop eating to maintain weight, no food, no menstrual cycle, no menstrual cycle, no estrogen, no estrogen, no growth: physically, mentally AND sexually.