When a young wife is found dead after what appears to have been an auto-erotic encounter, Detectives Benson and Stabler find out that the deceased and a group of her girlfriends had recently been accused of raping a male stripper (Pete Starrett). A.D.A. Cabot prosecutes the sexual assault. The rape leads the Detectives to believe that the woman's death may have been a murder. Written by
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This episode marks Diane Neal's first appearance on SVU, before she later returned to play ADA Casey Novak. See more
The judge cites the First Amendment's gender equality protections in dismissing a challenge to the rape statute. Gender equality jurisprudence arises under the Fourtennth Amendment, not the First. See more
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