When seventeen year-old Anna McWilliams is found strangled and beaten to death in an alley, her ex-boyfriend leads the cops to a website that McWilliams used to meet up with random men. Detective Olivia Benson decides to create a user account for the site and finds womanizer Peter Butler, the man who met up with McWilliams. The case is closed when a different suspect is proven guilty of her murder, and a new one opens when McWilliams rape kit tests positive for HIV. Not only is HIV spreading as a result of countless attacks, but now the detectives must also catch a rapist on the loose.
Did You Know?
In New York State the laws on preventing, forcing or coercing someone from revealing information in a criminal investigation or trial are a little different than other states, they have separate penal codes to distinguish from preventing someone from giving a statement to police and testifying in court or a grand jury. Most states don't distinguish between the two, doing either one gets you charged with witness intimidation. In New York preventing someone from giving a statement or acting as a witness to the police is witness tampering, there are four degrees of witness tampering. Witness tampering in the fourth degree is a class-A misdemeanor, third degree is a class-E felony, second degree is a class-D felony and first degree is a class-B felony. Preventing someone from testifying or being a witness at a grand jury hearing or a trial is witness intimidation. There are three degrees of witness intimidation, third degree is a class-E felony, second degree is a class-D felony, first degree is a class-B felony. See more
The Chief of Detectives is wearing the wrong rank insignia. He is shown wearing four stars, the Chief of Detectives (along with the other Deputy Chiefs) wear three stars. Only the Chief of Police and the Police Commissioner wear four stars. See more
[after Cabot shows Rebecca information on AIDS awareness in court
Why are you doing this to me?
A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot
To demonstrate that Peter Butler is not totally responsible for infecting you. You are responsible, too. You chose to sleep with him. You chose to have sex without a condom. You chose a risk. The same way you could have chosen to say no.