A girl who appears to have been assaulted is brought to the hospital. When she wakes up she denies that anything happened to her but the doctors already examined her and confirm she was sexually assaulted. Benson and Stabler try to convince her to come forward but she's reluctant to. They eventually catch the one who attacked her and his lawyer mounts a defense on the fact that she's extremely promiscuous. And when she collapses just as she's about to testify, she's brought to the hospital and the doctors says she doesn't have much time. She dies so there's no one to testify against the one who assaulted her. But they know of a witness so they to try to find the witness and learn that she's an African woman. She's reluctant to testify because woman in her country are mistreated. They try to convince her to. The defendant's lawyer reports her to the INS and she faces deportation. So they try to find a way to keep her in the country.
Did You Know?
This is one of several appearances by Saidah Arrika Ekulona
playing different characters, here playing Nardalee Ulah. She first appeared in Season 1 Episode 3 and has reappeared in Season 2 Episode 12 as well. See more
Usually, when someone inserts a fictional black person into their story, they make them the bad guy.