Genre: Crime Drama, Drama, Action
Summary: Detectives who are part of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit investigate crimes against the vulnerable. While the focus of other shows in the ``Law & Order'' franchise is primarily on murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with rape and assault, in which a survivor assists with the investigation. The series cast of veteran actors includes Mariska Hargitay and rapper Ice-T, and occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series including editions of the ``Law & Order'' franchise and as well as ``Chicago PD,'' another series from the mind of executive producer Dick Wolf.
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S12, E21 (First Aired:
DDA Jonah Dekker (Terrence Howard) comes to New York to defend his cousin, who has been accused of rape; ADA Casey Novak (Diane Neal) helps Detectives Stabler and Benson with the case.
S07, E09 (First Aired:
When a runaway teenage girl is found badly beaten, doctors discover the beating killed her unborn child, and detectives begin to question the father.
S07, E10 (First Aired:
While searching for a child molester who has abducted three young children orphaned by Hurricane Katrina, detectives learn that the suspect also possesses a deadly strain of anthrax.
S07, E11 (First Aired:
An investigation into the near-fatal beating of a 12-year-old boy uncovers a female suspect whose trial becomes about the rights of same-sex parents.
S07, E12 (First Aired:
When the accused killer of a teen's mother is released due to lack of evidence, the youth exacts his own justice by killing the man.
S07, E13 (First Aired:
When an 8-year-old girl is kidnapped on her way home from school, DNA tests on the blood found in the abductor's abandoned van reveal she has leukemia.
S07, E14 (First Aired:
When a baby boy is discovered in the trash, Benson and Stabler use a bar T-shirt found at the scene to link the crime to a well-to-do college student.
S07, E15 (First Aired:
Detectives discover that the body of a young woman, found murdered in her apartment, is that of a lawyer who secretly moonlights as a stripper.
S07, E16 (First Aired:
Three cocky prep-school teens are prime suspects when a high-school student from Montreal vanishes during a class trip to New York.
S07, E17 (First Aired:
When a coed dependent upon financial aid is found dead with a large sum of cash, detectives suspect her wealthy roommate.
S07, E18 (First Aired:
While Fin deals with colleagues who accuse his son of murder, he learns a secret that reveals more about his family's relationship with Darius (Chris ``Ludacris'' Bridges).
S07, E19 (First Aired:
A serial pedophile murders members of a family and kidnaps the two younger children.
S07, E20 (First Aired:
A band of overweight teenage siblings attacks a gifted piano student from Harlem.
S07, E21 (First Aired:
A woman believes her young son was molested by her husband; an online pedophile site is investigated.
S07, E22 (First Aired:
An unstable woman stops taking medication and mows down 10 people with her car; a former rock star wages an anti-psychiatric-drug campaign.
S08, E01 (First Aired:
Detective Benson goes under cover to combat terrorist activities; a victim refuses a rape kit.
S08, E02 (First Aired:
Stabler and Fin investigate the disappearance of two high-school students from a museum field-trip; Stabler meets his new partner.
S04, E20 (First Aired:
Detectives hunt for a suspect with an ax to grind when an engagement party ends in a quadruple homicide.
S08, E03 (First Aired:
Stabler and Beck (Connie Nielsen) are unable to build a case against a rape suspect until a new witness (Leslie Caron) steps forward.
S08, E04 (First Aired:
A homeless man (guest star Jerry Lewis) is a suspect in the rape and murder of a mother and daughter.
S08, E05 (First Aired:
When an assailant rapes his victim twice, detectives Stabler and Beck (Connie Nielsen) link the case to other victims of multiple rapes.
S08, E06 (First Aired:
ADA Novak calls upon detective Benson, still under cover in Oregon, to present evidence that will strengthen the case against a brutal rapist.
S08, E07 (First Aired:
Stabler and Beck (Connie Nielsen) try to get a young prostitute to testify against her pimp (Michael Kenneth Williams) after a trio of murder victims with matching tattoos leads them to a teenage prostitution ring.
S08, E08 (First Aired:
A car accident involving two foster children leads detectives Beck and Stabler to the foster parents and questionable medical practices involving a controversial ``rebirthing'' therapy.
S08, E09 (First Aired:
A woman is found dead in Central Park, and when the medical examiner can find no apparent cause of death, Stabler starts investigating the victim's husband (Chris Sarandon) and his friends.
S08, E10 (First Aired:
A cancer patient (Brian Dennehy) makes a deathbed confession involving a number of crimes from decades earlier.
S08, E11 (First Aired:
A bitter separation pits a husband and wife (Blair Underwood, Michael Michele) against each other as they try to gain custody of their daughter (Tiffany Evans).
S11, E21 (First Aired:
Detective Stabler's former partner (Sharon Stone) is put on the case when two young sisters are killed in a fire.
S11, E22 (First Aired:
When a pregnant rape victim disappears from the hospital, Benson and Stabler try to find her and obtain her statement.
S08, E12 (First Aired:
Fin is asked to look into a case of rape at his son's college, where he meets a Brooklyn detective (Adam Beach) who is investigating a similar crime.
S08, E13 (First Aired:
When an envelope containing a picture appears at the precinct, the detectives pick up the trail of a child pornographer.
S08, E14 (First Aired:
When a mob lawyer (Cary Elwes) and his wife are attacked, their young son is the only witness; when he comes out of surgery, the man vividly remembers his daughter at the crime scene.
S08, E15 (First Aired:
An overzealous reporter's accusation leads a despondent new mother (Ashley Williams) to kill herself; detectives continue to search for the mother's missing child as time gets shorter.
S08, E16 (First Aired:
A local police captain (Kim Delaney) questions Benson when she investigates a rape outside her jurisdiction.
S12, E22 (First Aired:
After a baby is found on a playground, Detectives Stabler and Benson look for the child's caregiver.
S12, E23 (First Aired:
When a woman finds a teenage boy sleeping naked in her bedroom, detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the teen and his mother to find out what really happened.
S12, E24 (First Aired:
Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate when a woman scheduled to testify in a high-profile rape case is murdered.
S13, E01 (First Aired:
The detectives are called to investigate when a hotel maid reports being assaulted by a powerful Italian diplomat.
S13, E02 (First Aired:
Detectives Benson and Tutuola dig into the past of a basketball star while investigating sexual abuse charges against his former coach.
S13, E03 (First Aired:
When a pregnant 13-year-old won't identify the father of her baby, Benson and the squad try to determine if she was raped; after the investigation uncovers a secret, someone goes missing.
S02, E13 (First Aired:
A cop-turned-activist (Eric Roberts) becomes a suspect in the killings of several rapists who were recently paroled.
S02, E14 (First Aired:
The rape of a veteran police officer is first linked to her ex-husband's gambling debts, and then to her fellow officers.
S03, E04 (First Aired:
Tutuola becomes personally involved in a case, when a friend's daughter becomes a fatal victim of sexual assault.
S04, E04 (First Aired:
The detectives launch a search for a serial killer who raped and murdered two women in Central Park. Michael Gross guest stars.
S07, E05 (First Aired:
Detectives suspect that Gabriel Thurman, an activist trying to stop the spread of AIDS, murdered a homosexual couple who had a new form of HIV.
S10, E05 (First Aired:
Detectives suspect a doctor of running a bogus clinic and prescribing ineffective treatment to patients who have AIDS.
S04, E23 (First Aired:
Evidence points to an angry ex-boyfriend when a cocktail waitress is murdered outside a popular nightspot.
S04, E24 (First Aired:
A murdered 14-year-old girl leads the detectives to a prominent physician who specializes in reproduction therapy.
S13, E17 (First Aired:
A rape investigation leads to one of Detective Benson's old cases being reopened; as Benson's work is scrutinized, her relationship with Executive ADA David Haden is put in jeopardy.
S13, E18 (First Aired:
A man sees his wife abducted while video chatting with her, but Benson finds that the victim tried to pick up the ransom herself.
S13, E19 (First Aired:
A vigilante group forms in response to a string of rapes; concerns over his wife's fidelity distract Amaro.
S13, E20 (First Aired:
When a teenage girl disappears, the squad discovers a suspect who seems to be targeting young, vulnerable women with a similar personal connection; Dr. Huang delves into his past in order to help solve the case.
S13, E21 (First Aired:
Detective Tutuola's future son-in-law becomes the latest victim in a series of hate crimes against gay men; the squad searches for a connection when a school teacher (Tony Hale) is attacked in a similar fashion.
S13, E22 (First Aired:
When the investigation into a missing teen leads the detectives to a severed leg, they are drawn into the world of self-mutilation and ritual amputation.
S13, E23 (First Aired:
The team must proceed with caution when an underage escort is found dead at a wild bachelor party with high-profile people in attendance; Brian Cassidy (Dean Winters), a former SVU detective who is working under, helps Benson and Amaro investigate.
S14, E01 (First Aired:
The squad reels from the fallout of Capt. Cragen being arrested for the murder of an escort.
S14, E02 (First Aired:
The investigation into Capt. Cragen and two warring escort services continues; Brian Cassidy's undercover work becomes increasingly difficult; Amaro struggles with the case and his marriage.
S14, E06 (First Aired:
The investigation into a girl's disappearance leads to a high-tech kidnapper who uses the Internet to cover his tracks; Rollins reconnects with her sister.
S14, E07 (First Aired:
When a woman claims that the baby she kidnapped is hers with a respected legal expert, the investigation changes the lives of two families.