A young boy is kidnapped, and the suspects include the boy's mother and her ex-boyfriend. When the mother finds out she is a suspect in the kidnapping, she takes matters into her own hands, compounding the tragedy and further complicating the mystery.
Did You Know?
The part of Dan Kozlowski is played by Pablo Schreiber
in his first appearance on SVU. Pablo Schreiber
will later also play the recurring role of the heinous criminal, William Lewis. See more
George Kendall's rap sheet shows a conviction of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Robbery in the 1st degree and Assault in the 1st degree. Each of these convictions show a sentence of 25 to life, a sentence that none of these crimes carried at the time of Kendall's sentencing in 1982. In present day one could get a life sentence for these crimes under the "three strike" law that gives a repeat offender a life sentence for three felony convictions within a certain period of time but this law did not exist until 1994. Without the three strike law in New York state a charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon is usually a class-D felony and carries a sentence of 2-7 years. Robbery and Assault in the 1st degree are both class-B felonies and carry a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 25 years, the exact sentence length is determined by the circumstances of the crime and also the defendant's criminal history. However before the three strike law none of those crimes carried a life sentence. See more
Judge Elizabeth Donnelly
[while in court
Detective First Grade Elliot Stabler has been a dedicated officer of the NYPD for the last 18 years. He has an impressive case closure rate of 97%. Senior Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak has been a prosecutor for the last 6 years. She has a conviction rate of 71%, much better than the national average of 44. They have commendations, awards, medals, letters from grateful victims who have received justice because of their hard work. But none of that matters 'cause that man...