In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
20 Sep 1999Description ▼
Stabler and Benson investigate the murder and castration of a New York cab driver. They discover that the victim had assumed the identity of another man because he himself was wanted by police. |
2A Single Life
27 Sep 1999Description ▼
A probable suicide becomes a murder investigation with suspects that include the writer's psychiatrist, a family member and a local news anchor, but the woman's sister brings evidence that will turn the case on its head. |
3...Or Just Look Like One
04 Oct 1999Description ▼
Two underage models are attacked, raped and killed. The detectives identify the background details of the modeling business. |
11 Oct 1999Description ▼
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a young woman who is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest in a long line of victims. |
18 Oct 1999Description ▼
When a travel writer is found dead, gagged by a pair of female underwear, suspicion first falls on his landlady, and then to her rebellious teenage daughter. |
25 Oct 1999Description ▼
Benson and Stabler investigate a female student's murder at a local college. When they develop a suspect on the basketball team, they experience resistance from the college, which is trying to preserve its reputation and its chance at an upcoming championship.
15 Nov 1999Description ▼
A young boy is raped and murdered in Central Park and the early evidence leads to a convicted sex offender who had recently been released from prison, but he is soon cleared after it becomes clear he is innocent of the crime. However, this does not stop the authorities from attempting to lock him up anyway.
22 Nov 1999Description ▼
An ADA who had worked on sex crimes is raped and murdered. The detectives suspect it may have been someone whom she had prosecuted. |
9Stocks & Bondage
29 Nov 1999
07 Jan 2000Description ▼
Benson attempts to help a rape victim who is able to describe her attack but unable to identify her attacker. As time progresses, the woman is even less willing to discuss the crime, claiming to have moved beyond it. Things become even more complicated when Benson and Cassidy spend the night together.
14 Jan 2000Description ▼
Benson and Stabler look into the death of a gay man at a party. Their investigation leads them to man who has a dysfunctional relationship with his brother. |
12Russian Love Poem
21 Jan 2000Description ▼
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of multi-millionaire Andrew Harlin. They begin with Harlin's long list of male and female lovers and continue to a pair of Russian escorts, one of whom turns up dead, and the other's boyfriend confesses to the murder.
04 Feb 2000Description ▼
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a judge who often delivered special verdicts for women in return for sexual favors and was also behind the funding of a local governor's bid for re-election. The team soon steers their attention to a battered wife with a secret.
11 Feb 2000Description ▼
At a victim's request, the police commissioner tries to convince Cragen to close a rape case whose statute of limitations is about to expire. Benson and Stabler finally realize that one of the victims knows the rapist, but she's not willing to talk.
18 Feb 2000Description ▼
After a salesman is murdered, the detectives turn their attention to Stephanie Mulroney, the youngest daughter of a well-known family with some deep connections. But as they join forces with the officers from the two-seven, they realize that their case is connected with a long-unsolved case that Briscoe once handled years ago with his former partner, Mike Logan.
16The Third Guy
25 Feb 2000Description ▼
An elderly woman who was found dead in her apartment was determined to have been sexually assaulted and robbed. The detectives quickly track down two young men believed to be responsible. However, new evidence suggests these suspects may have been only responsible for the robbery with an unknown person entering the apartment after they left.
31 Mar 2000Description ▼
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious figure. They initially focus on the victim's well-connected family and conclude that her infidelity, and the identity of the child's probable father, likely led to her murder.
14 Apr 2000Description ▼
A teenager's report of being raped from someone she met in a chat room leads the detectives into the middle of a child porn ring. |
28 Apr 2000Description ▼
The squad investigates a serial rapist targeting women on subways. Meanwhile, Benson begins dating an ambitious crime reporter. |
05 May 2000Description ▼
The police apprehend a man who appears to be one of the two people involved in an old rape case where the victim was a famous TV reporter. The suspect decides to keep quiet and immediately obtains a lawyer. Munch, who had formed a bond with the woman during the initial investigation, is the primary detective on the case and must now gather enough evidence to allow for a successful prosecution while also attempting to determine the identity of the second rapist.
12 May 2000Description ▼
The trial of an accused child molester is jeopardized when the prime witness has difficulty dealing with his past. |
19 May 2000Description ▼
An attorney (guest star Andrew McCarthy) suspected of keeping a Romanian immigrant as a sex slave is linked to a woman's murder. |
1Wrong Is Right
20 Oct 2000
27 Oct 2000
3Closure: Part 2
03 Nov 2000
10 Nov 2000
17 Nov 2000
24 Nov 2000
01 Dec 2000
15 Dec 2000
12 Jan 2001
19 Jan 2001
26 Jan 2001
02 Feb 2001
09 Feb 2001
16 Feb 2001
23 Feb 2001
02 Mar 2001
23 Mar 2001
20 Apr 2001
27 Apr 2001
04 May 2001
11 May 2001
28 Sep 2001
05 Oct 2001
12 Oct 2001
19 Oct 2001
26 Oct 2001
02 Nov 2001
09 Nov 2001
16 Nov 2001
23 Nov 2001
14 Dec 2001
04 Jan 2002
11 Jan 2002
18 Jan 2002
25 Jan 2002
01 Feb 2002
01 Mar 2002
08 Mar 2002
29 Mar 2002
05 Apr 2002
26 Apr 2002
03 May 2002
10 May 2002
17 May 2002
27 Sep 2002
04 Oct 2002
11 Oct 2002Description ▼
A senile elderly lady is found wondering inside in a home that she was familiar with as a child. Detectives realize that she has been suffering abuse, when cigarette burns are discovered all over her frail body. Following the trail from her greedy, neglectful son, to the expensive nursing home he pulled her out of, they discover the man they believe was abusing her. During the course of their investigation, however, Benson and Stabler stumble across an even more sinister criminal committing even more heinous, previously undetected crimes against the elderly.
18 Oct 2002
25 Oct 2002
01 Nov 2002
08 Nov 2002Description ▼
When the decomposing body of a sexually molested five-year-old girl is discovered, Detectives Benson and Stabler's investigation leads them to the painful reality that they are searching for a serial pedophile as they race to save the life of his latest victim. As the mother of the missing girl frantically awaits news of her daughter's whereabouts, she must reconcile with the fact that her own recent bout with addiction may have played a part in her daughter's fate.
15 Nov 2002Description ▼
The SVU team is put on the case of a woman who has been in a coma for 14 months and is found to be 7 weeks pregnant. After going though many suspects, they focus on the patient's doctor. They discover that he is impregnating comatose female patients with a rich donor's sperm in order to get embryonic stem cells that are biologically compatible. The problem for the ADA is that laws are not on her side in prosecuting such crimes.
22 Nov 2002Description ▼
A drug raid on an apartment building turns into a murder investigation, when the intended suspect is found brutally stabbed; there is evidence she had been raped. The detectives' investigation eventually leads to two junior high-aged boys, 12-year-old Zachary Connors and 14-year-old Jeremy Brice. Zachary is tried in juvenile court, but a dilemma arises when the district attorney wants Jeremy tried as an adult, even though it is apparent Jeremy is mentally "slow" and despite evidence showing he may not have known the seriousness of his actions. In court, Jeremy is severely grilled and betrayed by Zachary (he insists that Jeremy was fully responsible and fully carried out the crimes). Jeremy's mother refuses a plea deal and the jury convicts him of first-degree burglary and second-degree murder, meaning he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
06 Dec 2002Description ▼
The attempted suicide of a 14-year-old girl leads to her family, promiscuity, and her regression to a child. |
10 Jan 2003Description ▼
A six-year-old girl critically injured (and subsequently dies) in an apparent robbery gone bad tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease, putting the detectives on the trail of the family, then the store clerk, and the son of a prominent attorney who had appeared to foil the crime. When evidence turns up that the little girl's older sister was dating the alleged sexual predator, Cabot has to work some legal magic to eradicate the deal made with the older sister for testimony.
17 Jan 2003Description ▼
When cans of baby formula are found to be filled with cocaine, Detective Elliot Stabler, with the help of Detective Olivia Benson and the rest of SVU, goes undercover to bust open the world of corporate drug trafficking. |
24 Jan 2003Description ▼
After a prison inmate is found dead shortly after his arrival in his cell, an SVU investigation begins because his death was caused by sodomy... but it occurred before he arrived in prison. Bensen and Tutuola uncover more than merely a single case of brutality. They discover a further conspiracy.
31 Jan 2003Description ▼
When the body of a baby girl is found inside a cooler, the detectives need to investigate just who she is and how she got there. They soon learn that the little girl had a genetic disorder known as Tay-Sachs disease, and that her name is Sarah Brown, and she is the only daughter of Andrea and Daniel Brown. When Andrea admits to having killed her daughter, Alex has to put aside her own feelings of sympathy to prosecute Andrea Brown for the murder of her daughter.
07 Feb 2003Description ▼
The brutal rape and subsequent death of a female motorist turns out to be an informant for the FBI acting as a cyber vigilante for catching on-line pedophiles to capture the predators. Stabler, along with the homicide detective who found the victim's husband murdered, follow the trail of evidence for the latest victim she had been tracking, leading them to the US Attorney's Office and a trip to Prague for Stabler to assist the Czech authorities when they find the kidnapped girl.
14 Feb 2003Description ▼
A Tibetan woman who was tortured in her home country is found murdered, with her foot missing, and after an exhaustive search of potential suspects, the killer is a victim of torture himself. |
21 Feb 2003Description ▼
Detectives Benson and Stabler are called to a crime scene--a young woman dressed in a maid's uniform has apparently committed suicide. But there's lots of sexual-related bruising so they question whether she was pushed and if she was raped.
14 Mar 2003Description ▼
A boy is found with a dead woman who is assumed to be his mother. Later it is learned that the woman is not his mother, but she is married to the boy's father. They learn that the man is rumored to be abusive towards his wife and was also the same with his first wife, the boy's mother, who vanished a few years ago. But it seems like the man is friends with the police where he lives so they didn't really pursue the allegations. Stabler later learns that the boy's mother was taken away by an underground who helps abused women escape their abusers. Stabler finds the woman and tells her about her son, so she decides to return and face her husband.
28 Mar 2003Description ▼
A 9 year old child's asphyxiated body is found in a suitcase on a bus, with evidence of having been in the Everglades. The coroner found she had had a quality nose job, and been raped. Benson & Stabler find she was a regular beauty pageant contestant. A suspect's computer is found with a juvenile kidnap, rape and murder how-to, apparently perfectly legal, because created using legal age models whose images were manipulated by software to make them look much younger.
04 Apr 2003Description ▼
A quadruple homicide with sexual overtones is just the start of an intense rampage of killings that brings a homicide detective into the mix. As the entire squad races against time to prevent further victims, the evidence leads Tutuola and Deuthorn to a building superintendent, his two sons, and a cross to bear.
18 Apr 2003Description ▼
At a party, a young woman is assaulted in the bathroom, and her assailant ends up dead. The girl leaves the ambulance before SVU can talk to her. Is this a case of self-defence, or something far more complex? |
25 Apr 2003Description ▼
After arresting a man accused of raping several neighborhood women, Detectives Benson and Stabler attempt to obtain an indictment for their suspect with the help of a key eyewitness--his last victim. However, the suspect's decision to handle his own defense casts some doubt over the trial's outcome as he proves to be a formidable opponent for ADA Cabot.
02 May 2003Description ▼
When a rape victim winds up dead, her father decides to take justice into his own hands. |
16 May 2003Description ▼
A young woman is taken to hospital unconscious, and apparently the victim of rape. However, by the time that Benson gets to speak to her, she says that she wasn't raped. Shortly after, the victim is abducted from the hospital. SVU's search for her leads them through New York's club-land and the children of wealthy families.
23 Sep 2003
30 Sep 2003
07 Oct 2003
14 Oct 2003
21 Oct 2003
28 Oct 2003
04 Nov 2003
11 Nov 2003
18 Nov 2003
25 Nov 2003
02 Dec 2003
06 Jan 2004
13 Jan 2004
03 Feb 2004
17 Feb 2004
24 Feb 2004
02 Mar 2004
30 Mar 2004
06 Apr 2004
20 Apr 2004
27 Apr 2004
04 May 2004
11 May 2004
18 May 2004
21 Sep 2004Description ▼
The investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a six-year-old girl uncovers a fertility doctor's scheme to steal embryos, and prompts a custody battle between the child's biological and birth mothers. |
28 Sep 2004Description ▼
As Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a mother and her teen-aged daughter, they uncover a conspiracy between a corrupt immigration attorney and gangsters running a prostitution ring that is staffed by women they have smuggled into the country and imprisoned as sex slaves.
12 Oct 2004Description ▼
One teenager is raped and another is imprisoned when they are thrown together by the manipulative adults in their lives whose sole motivations are celebrity and publicity for their own self-serving interests. |
19 Oct 2004Description ▼
The entire squad races against the clock to solve the puzzles and uncover the clues scattered throughout the city by a serial killer who is taunting them to find him and the next victims on his list. |
26 Oct 2004Description ▼
A missing teenager found beaten and tied up in a college dormitory under construction claims that she was raped by three students, but as the investigation proceeds and information obtained by the police and the press causes her story to unravel quickly, the girl recants. Since Benson remains convinced that a rape did occur, the focus of the investigation shifts to the girl's overly-protective stepfather who has resisted the investigation from its onset. When the girl finally tells the truth about the attack, it becomes apparent that her lies were calculated to protect her innocent stepfather from physical and financial ruin, as another victim of her attacker comes forward.
09 Nov 2004Description ▼
The detectives and the district attorney are manipulated first by the teen-aged murderer of a young boy, and then by the victim's father, who uses his professional expertise to escape punishment for avenging his son's death. |
16 Nov 2004Description ▼
Abraham Ofinian/Eugene Hoff, a serial pedophile and con artist, who uses religion as a guise to profit, has impregnated a twelve year old girl,Melanie, in hope of stealing her inheritance. Also instrumental in the death of a number of the children(which he fathered) of his followers,Ofinian/Hoff is on the run with Melanie and it is up to Detective Olivia Benson and the rest of the Special Victim's Unit to save the girl and stop Ofinian/Hoff from further carnage.
23 Nov 2004Description ▼
When a college student claims rape and her professor claims it was consensual sex, Stabler and Benson find themselves in the middle of a he said, she said battle, trying to decide whether to believe the alleged victim, or the alleged perpetrator who claimed she liked it rough. Benson sides with the victim, whereas Stabler finds himself wondering if the accused professor is telling the truth about being innocent, especially after the woman falsely accuses Stabler of touching her inappropriately. Stabler has bigger problems on his hands; his wife, Kathy, has moved out and taken their children.
30 Nov 2004Description ▼
Benson enlists the help of a former cop turned psychiatrist in apprehending a serial rapist and murderer who attacks disabled women. |
07 Dec 2004Description ▼
Tutuola is reunited with his son as he risks his life to save two small children, one caught in the middle of a bodega robbery and the other from the junkie who set the child's mother up for murder and then stole him to use as a front in her scheme to boost materials for her meth lab.
11 Jan 2005Description ▼
After a car accident a nine-year-old girl is examined and it's found she's been sexually abused. Out of fear and desperation, the girl blames her soccer coach for molesting her. Soon a slew of other girls claim they also have been raped by the same coach. During the investigation, Benson has to try keeping Stabler from falling apart.
18 Jan 2005Description ▼
Complications ensue in the investigation of a gang member who fell off a building after the victim that he tried to rape bit him in self-defense. His twin sister confesses to the crime, seemingly impossible due to the evidence until the secrets regarding the sister's true genetic identity are revealed.
25 Jan 2005Description ▼
When the body of a seven-year-old child is found, the squad again begins to investigate convicted serial killer Lucas Biggs, believing that he molested and murdered the boy. While Biggs can detail every child he ever molested, he swears that he has no memory of this one. Further investigations show that there is another suspect, but before he can be picked up, someone picks him off.
14"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Game
08 Feb 2005Description ▼
The squad is at a loss on what to do with a violent homicide when Stabler's son points out that the event is straight out of a video game. Interviewing the game's creators leads them to a former employee, who then leads them (with a few other steps along the way) to a teenage couple who claim to be unable to distinguish fantasy from reality.
15 Feb 2005Description ▼
When the body of a teenager is found with her older cousin's I.D., Benson and Stabler investigate only to learn that that the teen had been part of a group who had 'hooked up' online. As their investigation intensified, they realized that the victim was the object of an older man's obsession, but before they can arrest him he also turns up dead.
22 Feb 2005Description ▼
When a wealthy couple is found dead in their home, Benson and Stabler soon realize that their deaths are connected to a drug smuggling ring. Eventually the road leads back to the same drug dealers who forced a former assistant district attorney into hiding, and Alex Cabot comes home to face her enemies.
01 Mar 2005
08 Mar 2005Description ▼
After an 18-year-old girl is kidnapped, psychic Sebastian Ballentine comes forward claiming to have information on the killings. Stabler refuses to believe that Ballentine is a real psychic, and is convinced that the hints he is dropping about the case indicate he is somehow involved.
29 Mar 2005
03 May 2005
10 May 2005
17 May 2005Description ▼
When the head of a woman is found with traces of semen on it, the detectives suspect they have a necrophiliac. But they learn that they're dealing with a black market organ ring. John learns that Amy Solway, a person they sent to prison is looking for a kidney. As are the parents of a young boy.
24 May 2005
20 Sep 2005
27 Sep 2005
04 Oct 2005
11 Oct 2005
18 Oct 2005
01 Nov 2005
08 Nov 2005
15 Nov 2005
22 Nov 2005
29 Nov 2005
06 Dec 2005
03 Jan 2006
10 Jan 2006
17 Jan 2006
07 Feb 2006
28 Feb 2006
21 Mar 2006
28 Mar 2006Description ▼
Fin's son is arrested digging up a lot. It is discovered that the remains of a baby was buried on the lot. He calls Olivia and asks her not to let her father know but he finds out anyway. He gets a lawyer to make sure his son doesn't have to answer any questions. But his ex-wife tells him that he needs to convince their son to tell them the truth. And when he tells them, they sense he's not telling them everything. They eventually learn it might have something do with his cousin, Darius Parker.
04 Apr 2006
02 May 2006
09 May 2006
16 May 2006
19 Sep 2006
26 Sep 2006
03 Oct 2006
10 Oct 2006
17 Oct 2006
31 Oct 2006
14 Nov 2006
21 Nov 2006Description ▼
SVU investigates a shady private adoption agency after two undocumented children are found deserted near an automobile accident. |
28 Nov 2006
02 Jan 2007
09 Jan 2007
16 Jan 2007
06 Feb 2007
13 Feb 2007
20 Feb 2007
27 Feb 2007
27 Mar 2007
03 Apr 2007
01 May 2007
08 May 2007
15 May 2007
22 May 2007
25 Sep 2007
02 Oct 2007
09 Oct 2007
16 Oct 2007
23 Oct 2007
06 Nov 2007
13 Nov 2007
20 Nov 2007
27 Nov 2007
04 Dec 2007
01 Jan 2008
08 Jan 2008
15 Jan 2008
22 Jan 2008
15 Apr 2008
22 Apr 2008
29 Apr 2008
06 May 2008
13 May 2008
23 Sep 2008
30 Sep 2008
14 Oct 2008
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11 Nov 2008
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25 Nov 2008
02 Dec 2008
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17 Feb 2009Description ▼
A man is brutally beaten outside a strip club because of his lack of support for his transgender teenage daughter's desire for gender reassignment. |
10 Mar 2009Description ▼
This synopsis is too short and may not include the required detailed description of the entire plot. We normally require that synopses be at least 10 lines long. If you have seen this title, please help us by improving and expanding this synopsis. A pediatrician convicted of molesting his patients is found murdered after threatening a countersuit against his medical practice and the police department, and while investigating his claims along with motives for his killing Stabler and Benson run into former ADA Cabot who has her own reason for involving herself in the case.
17 Mar 2009Description ▼
Detectives suspect that a murder suspect was thrown out of a window to his death, and their investigation focuses on the suspect's wife, her nephew who lives with them, and their unusual special relationship. |
31 Mar 2009Description ▼
A young girl is found on the street with her throat slashed. She's taken to the hospital and SVU is called because the doctor says she was sexually assaulted before. While the doctor tells them she can't talk, when asked who did this to her, she draws a picture of the devil. They learn that she's the adopted daughter of a priest. He tells them that she's from Africa and that she was abused as a child. When they tell them where she was found, the priest tells them that she probably went to see a man who is also from Africa who's a child soldier. When they find him, he tells them that she wanted him to kill the man who raped her in Africa. They eventually find the man. But her friend faces deportation where he will surely face death so he holds up in the church with a gun.
07 Apr 2009Description ▼
Stabler is forced to work on a serial killer case with an abrasive detective who has been on the case for months and would prefer to work alone. However, Stabler discovers that the detective's motivation is not glory and recognition. |
28 Apr 2009Description ▼
This synopsis is too short and may not include the required detailed description of the entire plot. We normally require that synopses be at least 10 lines long. If you have seen this title, please help us by improving and expanding this synopsis. This episode is heavily based on the recent case of Casey Anthony in Orlando, FL....Grandmother reports her grandchild disappearance. Main suspect is mother but investigation revelers unexpected cause of death.
05 May 2009
19 May 2009
02 Jun 2009
23 Sep 2009Description ▼
Officer Nate Kendall aids a woman in trouble and becomes roped into solving a rape case. While Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson believe that Kendall is not right for the case due to his unstable personality, Executive ADA Sonya Paxton joins the team, bringing evidence of a common thread among three other rape cases. With Paxton's help, the team might expose a serial rapist.
30 Sep 2009
07 Oct 2009
14 Oct 2009Description ▼
After a night of heavy drinking, Dalton Rindell wakes up to a bloody apartment, a terrible cut on his head and a dead woman in his bed. Unable to recall the night before, Rindell immediately calls the police. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler suspect the crime is the result of a deadly love triangle; however Rindell does not recognize the victim. After questioning Rindell and the victim's family and friends, Benson and Stabler are provided with leads in several different directions. Unsure which lead to follow, the two detectives decide to return to the bar where the night began in order to piece together the gruesome truth.
21 Oct 2009Description ▼
After Eva Banks makes a shocking discovery about her son, Cory's behavior at school, she takes him to the doctor, only to find out that he has been the victim of sexual abuse. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler come onto the scene and question the victim and his family. From the boy's frightened reaction when his stepfather, Thomas Banks, silences the investigation, it is clear to everyone in the room who the real perpetrator is. Detective Benson and Stabler are about to arrest the suspect when Thomas agrees to give up the leader of the largest pro child-adult relationship civil rights group in exchange for amnesty.
28 Oct 2009Description ▼
When a young couple is found murdered in the back of a padlocked truck, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler investigate the scene and link the male victim to a dangerous Mexican drug cartel. Benson and Stabler follow a lead to an abandoned drug den where they are surprised to see FBI Special Agent Dean Porter, who is separately working on the case. Porter tries to take over the investigation, but suspicion arises and the two continue the hunt for the murderer. Following their intuition, Benson and Stabler come across shocking discoveries, which lead them to believe this case is much larger than a mere drug-related murder.
04 Nov 2009Description ▼
After a crime scene photo of a murdered teenage girl rapidly becomes an Internet phenomenon, the police initiate an investigation with the victim's father, Greg Dunne. When Greg points the detectives towards Martin Gold, his daughter's suspicious therapist, it turns out that Gold's alibi is airtight. While Fin and Munch are busy tracking down the girl's stolen credit card, Dr. Melinda Warner and Detective Elliot Stabler discover that one of Gold's other patients has broken into the morgue. The case takes an unexpected turn, revealing a sinister prescription for murder at the hands of unlikely suspects.
11 Nov 2009Description ▼
After risqué photos of a fifteen-year-old rape victim are leaked onto the Internet, Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson's case becomes much more complicated. As the detectives' case slowly morphs into an investigation by the State Bar, Stabler's son becomes entangled in a streak of compromising events at the hands of his best friend, a recovering drug addict. As Benson takes charge of the rape case, Stabler is forced to set his personal opinions aside and deal with the potentially life-threatening situation his son and his friend have so carelessly gotten themselves into.
18 Nov 2009Description ▼
While in the park, a family stumbles upon the sexually mutilated body of Clyde Vandyne, a member of a biker gang known for prostitution and contract killing. To everyone's surprise, incriminating DNA evidence points to Detective Benson as the prime suspect. Munch and Fin investigate the murder, while Stabler fights to prove his partner's innocence. The detectives must find the missing link to both Vandyne's murder and Benson's involvement.
09 Dec 2009Description ▼
When two young girls are similarly murdered a little over a month apart, Detective Odafin Tutuola decides to investigate the gruesome crimes. After a third killing, Fin discovers that all three children were "anchor babies" of immigrant families, and reaches out to the Center of Immigrant Services. After sifting through the Center's hate mail, and witnessing a fight between immigration lawyer Randall Carver and Joe Thagard, a fanatical follower of a xenophobic talk show host, Fin begins to narrow in on the killer.
06 Jan 2010Description ▼
When seventeen year-old Andrea 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.
03 Mar 2010
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20 Apr 2010Description ▼
After a young woman is sexually assaulted and murdered, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler track down the woman's boyfriend - their first suspect - but learn that he is a devout vegan who wouldn't hurt a fly. They soon find that the victim had been deeply involved in the fight to expose questionable practices in the meat-packing industry, even going undercover at a large company to find out the truth. Benson goes undercover herself to retrace the woman's footsteps and to identify who the victim might have angered along the way.
27 Apr 2010Description ▼
When two sisters are killed in a fire, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler are confused about why they are called to investigate. They soon discover that Stabler's old partner, ADA Jo Marlowe, has been put on the case -- despite the absence of a sex crime -- because the two victims were so young, and that she has enlisted the duo to help. However, as the investigation continues, Benson and Stabler find that the case might be more suited to their department than anyone originally assumed, and Stabler's interrogation tactics threaten to get the detectives into trouble.
04 May 2010Description ▼
When a pregnant woman is raped, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler arrive at the hospital to find that she has fled. Even when someone is arrested for a similar offense, ADA Jo Marlowe says she doesnÂ’t have a case in court unless they find the victim and get a statement from her. Soon, Benson and Stabler connect the woman to an unlawful adoption operation, forcing them to go undercover and expose the truth.
12 May 2010
19 May 2010Description ▼
When an 8-year-old boy is kidnapped off a city street, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler are called to investigate. They soon find that the boy is in his father's custody, and his mother has a history of overstepping her bounds. As the case comes to a head, members of the SVU team find themselves in a life-threatening standoff and learn shocking details about ADA Jo Marlowe's past.
22 Sep 2010Description ▼
A foster couple call Detectives Benson and Stabler to the scene of the crime when their ten-year-old adopted daughter disappears. It soon comes to light that she ran away to meet with a man named Erik Weber, whom she met on the internet and whom Benson and Stabler suspect of ulterior motives regarding the girl. Weber denies any wrongdoing, and also expresses romantic interest in Benson. However, as the investigation continues, the detectives realize that the girl's foster parents may be hiding something that could change the entire course of the case.
22 Sep 2010Description ▼
Detectives Benson and Stabler are called to the hospital after a 10-year-old girl is raped. They arrive to find her so traumatized that she cannot even tell them her name. With the help of Detectives Odafin Tutuola and John Munch, they are able to identify the young victim. But they soon realize that her home life is far from normal as Dr. George Huang discovers that her mother suffers from a rare condition that renders her unable to recognize that the young girl is, in fact, her daughter. When the detectives find themselves without a lead, Erik Weber, a man they met on their previous case, decides to get involved. But he may be overstepping his bounds.
28 Sep 2010Description ▼
A rape victim, Vicki, is brought into the hospital initially claiming she has been attacked multiple times by the same man. Detectives Benson and Stabler are determined to help her, but she lives in such terror that she then denies she has been raped at all and refuses to submit to a rape kit. As Benson looks for a way to help, she is horrified to learn that there are police precincts and evidence labs across the country that never test their rape kits at all. The investigation soon leads her to Los Angeles where she meets Detective Rex Winters, who has information that could finally help Vicki get justice.
05 Oct 2010Description ▼
When a 15-year-old girl is hit by a car and killed, Detectives Benson and Stabler are surprised when Dr. Melinda Warner rules it a homicide. She has found signs that the girl was being starved, and had even recently given birth. As the two look into the case with the help of Detective Odafin Tutuola and Dr. George Huang, they find that the girl had fallen victim to a human trafficking ring, and though some think it's a case for the FBI, the cops instead reach out to Assistant U.S. Attorney and friend Christine Danielson, who has moved up in the world since the detectives last saw her. Meanwhile, Captain Donald Cragen is frustrated by his crumbling precinct.
13 Oct 2010Description ▼
Detectives Benson and Stabler arrive on the scene where a woman is found dead in Bethesda Fountain. When her squeaky clean image doesn't match up with her promiscuous actions on the night of her murder, ADA Mikka Von encourages the cops to dig deeper into her past. When they find out that the woman was poisoned with toxic mushrooms, they suspect a crazed activist and professor is responsible. As the case develops, Benson and Stabler go to dangerous lengths to ensure that justice is served.
20 Oct 2010Description ▼
When detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a brutal attack on an unassuming, upstanding father, they find he's also been branded on his chest with a wire coat hanger. Before long, another victim turns up who has suffered the same injuries. Once they track down the suspect, some startling memories surface that completely change the course of the case.
02 Nov 2010Description ▼
After a young woman has been raped and murdered, her body turns up in an industrial laundry facility. Detectives Benson and Stabler soon find that she was involved in an environmental group called CLEAN, and it isn't long before they track down the prime suspect. However, the case soon puts them in the line of fire and exposes a much larger mystery that includes even more victims. As the investigation progresses, Detective Benson builds a connection to a victim's daughter that invokes her own past in ways she never anticipated.
09 Nov 2010Description ▼
FBI Agent Dana Lewis is assaulted by a stranger and asks Detective Benson to have her rape kit tested. Before the cops can really help her, Lewis goes back undercover and refuses to talk about the assignment or the rape, for fear that she will be exposed and pulled off the case. She reluctantly allows Benson and Stabler to get involved in what looks like a protest against the construction of a mosque at Ground Zero, but they find themselves scrambling to put the pieces together of a much larger puzzle than they had anticipated
15 Nov 2010Description ▼
Detective Stabler goes to his daughter Kathleen's university to discuss rape prevention at a Take Back the Night rally. When a girl from the crowd accuses another student of rape, Stabler and Detective Benson are assigned the case. What emerges are conflicting accounts and fiery accusations without substantial evidence to back them up. To complicate matters further, ADA Paxton returns to prosecute the case, and Kathleen oversteps her bounds, which could land her and her father in hot water.
30 Nov 2010Description ▼
With young Calvin in her care, Detective Benson continues the search for his drug-addict mother, Vivian, but Detective Stabler notices a strong bond forming between Benson and the boy. When Vivian's name comes up during a rape investigation, Captain Cragen assigns Detectives Fin and Munch to the case instead. However, it will take more than Cragen's orders to keep Benson away.
05 Jan 2011Description ▼
A young boy is found dead on a park carousel after being dropped off by his uncle Joe Gilbert. When Detectives Benson and Stabler learn that the boy was beaten to death they suspect that it could be the result of a bully at school. The investigation leads to an unsettling gambling ring. Detectives suspect that Gilbert's acquaintance, Joe Roberts is beating his wife Sandra and the case takes a horrifying turn.
05 Jan 2011Description ▼
A young man finds that his girlfriend Larissa Welsh has been attacked in her apartment with evidence that points to her buried past. Detectives Benson and Stabler go in search of her attacker and discover that an elderly man, Orville Underwood, may have been involved in traumatic events of Welsh's past. For the detectives, solving the case comes down to who was in possession of the evidence.
11 Jan 2011Description ▼
Debbie Shields comes home to find her partner Ann Jackson being raped by a man wearing a haunting mask. Shields contacts Ann's father to notify him of her critical condition. As detectives Benson and Stabler interrogate Ann's father, Captain Jackson, his sordid past is revealed filled with sexual and alcohol addiction. Jackson's new role as a sex therapist is hindering the detectives from getting the information they need to solve the case and if Jackson won't comply, the detectives are going to have to get creative.
18 Jan 2011Description ▼
Live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel... host Ricky Gervais takes the stage. His beer (presumably Fosters) is already waiting for him. The over-under on the amount of time it takes him to make a Charlie Sheen joke is 30 seconds."It's going to be a night of partying and heavy-drinking," Gervais says by way of welcome. "Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: 'breakfast.'"The under wins.On to a "Tourist" joke. He quashes the rumor that the only reason it was nominated was so the HFPA could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. "They also accepted bribes," he says.He gets bleeped for "for Christ's sake."He mentions "I Love You Phillip Morris" wasn't nominated. "Two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay, so the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists," he zings. As the guests in the room look around and wince, Gervais assures them the hypothetical actors in question aren't in the room. "My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke."There's a Hugh Hefner is old joke, and some unfortunate pantomime.He senses light laughter and gets right to presenting.Scarlett Johansson is up first to give out best support actor in a movie, to Christian Bale for "The Fighter." Hopefully no one steps in his line of sight as he makes it to the podium, you know how he hates that.Bale acknowledges he didn't used to know who the HFPA was. "And now I know who you are and I suddenly realize how wise and spectacularly perceptive you guys are," he jokes.He gets played off the stage and the mike cuts out as he's trying to acknowledge Robert De Niro.LL Cool J and Julie Bowen are out next for best actress in a drama TV series, which goes to Katey Sagal for "Sons of Anarchy."She thanks her costars and FX execs and her manager of 30 years. She gets cut off just as she's thanking the show's exec producer, and her husband, Kurt Sutter.Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey acknowledge Miss Golden Globe, Joe Mantenga's daughter, Gia. They present mini-series or TV movie, to "Carlos".The people who assigned the seats are batting o-fer on winners, as people keep having to make the long trek from their seats in Siberia in the back of the auditorium.Whoever is accepting for "Carlos" gets played off as well, but seems to think the music is just mood and not a cue to shut up.Ricky Gervais waits as the whole crew try to make their way off the stage. He introduces the next presenter as the star of Hudson Hawk, Hart's War and Mercury Rising and as Ashton Kutcher's dad: Bruce Willis.He's there to introduce comedy nominee "RED."Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester present next, but nobody hears what they're saying because Meester's dress has a slit that goes higher than the voice of the winner: Chris Colfer from "Glee."He's barely putting words together as he gets on stage and thanks the show creator Ryan Murphy, his "fairy godfather."He dedicates the win to his costars, "but most importantly to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates and are constantly told 'no' by people because of who they are....well, screw that, kids."Next up is Michelle Pfeiffer to present best picture nominee "Alice in Wonderland."Phillip Burke, the president of the HFPA, comes out and congratulates everyone on their congratulating.Milla Jovovich and Kevin Bacon present best actor in a TV drama to Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire."He pulls out his notes and promises to talk fast "before that sad music comes on." He thanks HBO and his costars and his family.On to best TV series drama, which goes to "Boardwalk Empire." Terrence Winter opens with "holy effing crap."Mark Wahlberg takes the stage. Fun fact: he's an exec producer on the show. Winter wraps up: "To my family and friends back in Brooklyn: I can't believe I'm sitting at a table with Al Pacino either."Andrew Garfield presents "The Social Network" but gets totally tangled on the word "inspiringly" because, well, it's not a word.Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Lopez are next and introduce best original song after he awkwardly talks about her dress and makes a "Ski Party" joke. Uh, sure."You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from "Burlesque" wins and Diane Warren and thanks Cher for being "the eternal bada--- you always are."Next is best original score, which even Alec Baldwin seems bored by. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for "The Social Network."Trent Reznor thanks the people on the movie and doesn't look the least bit like a hard core rocker with his reasonable length hair and tux.And then, it's time for Justin Bieber and Hailee Steinfeld, the girl from "True Grit" (yes, she's taller than him). They introduce best animated movie. The winner is "Toy Story 3". (Cut to Tom Hanks and, inexplicably, Jennifer Love Hewitt.)The director Lee Unkrich accepts, acknowledging the presenters and asking if they were even born when the first one came out.Gervais is on to drinking wine introduces the next star as from Ironman, then wonders if it's a porn title. He continues with "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Bowfinger" to make his point, then says he's also from Betty Ford and the Los Angeles county jail.Robert Downey Jr. comes out and not only takes the jab in stride, but gamely jabs back."Aside from the fact that it's been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister overtones, I'd say the vibe of the show is pretty good so far," he says.He moves on to his intro."I don't think an actress can say she's done her best work... until she's slept with me, Julianne." Cut to Julianne Moore. Then Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Emma Stone and Angelina Jolie, the nominees for best actress in a comedy.Downey continues, saying that somehow the women did their best work without him."I guess I'm just saying, if I could, I'd give it to all five of you," he wraps up, pointedly. Maybe he'll want to host next year.Annette Bening wins for "The Kids are All Right" and the camera immediately cuts to Jane Lynch, who recently married her girlfriend.Bening thanks Julianne Moore, her costar, for asking her to make the movie. She thanks the 1962 Golden Globe winner for "Most Promising Actor," her husband Warren Beatty.Ricky Gervais is back out, saying the next presenter has been in ten of the top grossing movies of all time. "He has played a boxer...and Rambo."Sylvester Stallone presents "The Fighter".Geoffrey Rush and Tilda Swinton are next presenting best actor for mini-series or TV movie. Al Pacino wins for "You Don't Know Jack."Al Pacino and his four-inch high brown hair take the stage and he rhapsodizes about the joy of playing a real person. He appears to be about half the size of Tilda Swinton, even with the hair.The music does not play him off. You don't play Al Pacino off.Then for actress in a mini-series or TV movie. We learn why Jennifer Love Hewitt is there: she's nominated for the Lifetime movie "The Client List."But she loses to Claire Danes for "Temple Grandin."Next is Zac Efron to introduce "The Kids Are Alright."Ricky Gervais comes out next, introducing the next actor as one he cast in his show, "he's now leaving that show and killing a cash cow for both of us... please welcome the ungrateful Steve Carrell."He and Tina Fey introduce the nominees for best screenplay. "Screenplays we could have written, if we had time," Fey says.That one about the rock climber that, Carrell says, he would have given his right arm to write. Har.Aaron Sorkin wins for "The Social Network." He says the people at Sony believe "people who watch movies are at least as smart as the people who make them."The table applauds Scott Rudin as the "best living producer."He commends David Fincher for making scenes of typing look like bank robberies.Next is supporting actress for TV. Jane Lynch wins, she hugs Sofia Vergara almost immediately."I am nothing if not falsely humble," she says, and acknowledges "Glee" writer Ian Brennan for writing Sue's "deranged" lines.More Ricky, who introduces the next category as one "no one in America cares about." Foreign films!"In a Better World" from Denmark wins. Smugly check that off on your Golden Globe ballot if you guessed it right.Helen Mirren is up next to introduce "The King's Speech."Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams presents best actress in a TV series, which goes to Laura Linney from "The Big C." She's not there to accept.Jane Fonda introduces "Burlesque."Next, best actor for TV. Kaley Cuoco (and her impossibly long hair extensions) announce her costar Jim Parsons as the winner.He thanks "my writers" then catches himself, saying "the writers - 'my writers,' how crass."Jeremy Irons introduces the nominees for best supporting actress in a movie. As they cut to Helena Bonham Carter we see she's wearing a tumbleweed on her head. That's some hairdo.Melissa Leo wins for "The Fighter" and thanks anyone she can think of.Matt Damon is up to present the Cecil B. Moore award to Robert De Niro, who he says he hadn't heard of until about five years ago when he was in "The Good Shepherd."He quotes from "The Godfather" - doing the Fredo part. And then "GoodFellas" - the Joe Pesci lines."And who could forget 'Taxi Driver' where he was literally unrecognizable as a blonde 13 year old hooker?" Damon jokes, before a montage of De Niro - including "Analyze That."Then Bobby D takes the stage and the crowd stands and applauds - and he lets them."Thank you, Matt - and I loved you in 'The Fighter'," he says.To the HFPA: "I was very gratified when you made the announcement two months ago - well before you had a chance to review 'Little Fockers,'" he says.He says some of his movies were missing from the montage, but the punchline is censored.He says he's releasing some of his movies on DVD for people who may have missed them "I'll be selling them in the lobby right after I pose for more pictures with the remaining members of the Hollywood Foreign Press."He gets another standing O when he leaves.Then it's Megan Fox to introduce "The Tourist."Annette Bening introduces best director. David Fincher wins for "The Social Network".He reads his acceptance speech, thanking the crew "without whom I'd just be a bitter old man with a lot of opinions."Jimmy Fallon and January Jones present best TV comedy to "Glee." We hear their rendition of Journey for the third time.Ryan Murphy thanks people as the entire cast and crew takes the stage. His acceptance speech takes less time than their entrance.Alicia Keys introduces "The Black Swan".Next, Halle Berry introduces best actor in a comedy, in which Johnny Depp is nominated twice. Paul Giamatti wins for "Barney's Version.""I'm a little jacked up because I ate five boxes of the free Godiva chocolates," he says. He thanks his three movie wives, and says he got to "smoke and drink and" something that gets censored.Joseph Gordon Levitt gets up and quotes Betty Davis in introducing "Inception."Jeff Bridges strides on stage next and introduces the nominees for best actress in a drama. The winner is Natalie Portman, who pregnantly takes the stage and thanks her grandmother in Cincinnati and parents, who are in the audience.She mentions her fiance Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the movie and had a line, saying he didn't want to sleep with Natalie's character."He's the best actor, it's not true! He totally wants to sleep with me," she says.Ricky Gervais introduces the next two presenters as a man whose movies have made $3.5 billion and he's won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes... and Tim Allen.He and Tom Hanks introduce the nominees for best comedy."We remember when Ricky Gervais was a slightly chubby, kind comedian," Tom Hanks says. "Neither of which he is now," concludes Allen.The winner is "The Kids Are Alright".Sandra Bullock introduces the nominees for best actor in a drama. Colin Firth wins for "The King's Speech".He thanks the HFPA for the mid-life reassurance. "Right now this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson."He calls director Tom Hooper and his costar Geoffrey Rush the two other sides of his "man love triangle."Michael Douglas gets a standing ovation as he comes out to announce the final award of the evening. "There's just gotta be an easier way to get a standing ovation," he says.Onto the nominees for best picture (drama). "The Social Network" wins. (Insert status update joke here.)Producer Scott Rudin accepts. Kevin Spacey is among the crowd on the stage, as a producer. He thanks Mark Zuckerberg for allowing them to tell a story about social networking through his life.Ricky Gervais comes out to say good night. "Thanks everyone in the room for being good sports," he says, even though they weren't.Finally: "Thank you to God - for making me an atheist."
01 Feb 2011Description ▼
When it is discovered that a teenage girl is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to sexual abuse, all leads point to billionaire Jordan Hayes. As Detectives Benson and Stabler continue to investigate, Kress involves his lawyer, Dwight Stanitch, who throws the whole case awry.
08 Feb 2011Description ▼
After the sexual assault of a young woman is videotaped and featured on a campus-wide intranet feed, detectives Elliot Stabler and Odafin "Fin" Tutola go in search of the victim and her attacker. As they delve into the investigation, it becomes clear that the perpetrator created a spectacle to draw attention to his own issues.
15 Feb 2011Description ▼
When Alicia Harding, host of the television series "Neighborhood Predator," begins to receive personal threats, her life-long pursuit to find her sister's abductor emerges. Detectives Olivia Benson and Odafin "Fin" Tutola are joined in the investigation by ADA Sonya Paxton, who may be too involved in the case. As Harding thinks she is getting close to the truth, another's life hangs in the balance.
22 Feb 2011
02 Mar 2011
29 Mar 2011Description ▼
When a young girl is found dead with a doll that is believed to have been left as a totem, detectives Benson and Stabler team up with Captain Jackson, a psychologist who assisted them with a recent case, to investigate her murder. Jackson joins the detectives as they retrace the girl's last steps and go to meet with her piano teacher June Frye. Jackson's skills prove to be invaluable in deciphering the meaning of the totem and ultimately finding her killer.
05 Apr 2011Description ▼
D.D.A. Jonah Dekker comes to NYC from L.A. to defend his cousin who has been accused of rape. Meanwhile, A.D.A. Casey Novak returns to help detectives Benson and Stabler with the case. The detectives soon discover that the case goes much deeper than the current accusation and it raises the question: how far will someone go to get revenge for their family?
03 May 2011
10 May 2011Description ▼
A naked teenage boy found asleep in a woman's bed puts Detectives Benson and Stabler on the hunt for what turns out to be a possessive mother who has a "reasonable" excuse for his every misbehavior. As they attempt to ferret the truth out of the manipulative teenager, a bigger truth may await them.
17 May 2011
21 Sep 2011Description ▼
The detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called to the scene when a hotel maid reports being assaulted by Italian diplomat Robert Distasio. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter and ADA Alex Cabot prosecute the high-profile case, which quickly grows more complicated as the maid's credibility is publicly questioned. Detective Amanda Rollins joins the Manhattan SVU from Atlanta, while Benson struggles to cope with the fall-out from the shooting in the precinct.
28 Sep 2011Description ▼
As Coach Ray Masters is inducted to the Metro Basketball Hall of Fame by former students Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, an ex-player accuses the coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Detective Nick Amaro transfers into the SVU squad and is thrown on to the case. The detectives interview former players but no one admits to abuse, forcing Benson and Fin to dig deeper into Coach Ray's most successful player, basketball star Prince Miller and his manager/cousin.
05 Oct 2011Description ▼
When a pregnant thirteen-year-old girl refuses to identify her baby's father, Benson and the SVU squad work to determine if she was raped. Their investigation leads to several men in her life including Tripp Raines, the teenage son of high-profile political couple Andrew and Kathleen Raines and Arturo Rivera, the son of the Raines' housekeeper. The detectives uncover much more than they bargained for when a Raines family secret is revealed and a family member goes missing.
12 Oct 2011Description ▼
A dancer is followed home and raped by a man with a distinctive tattoo and the details of the attack remind Rollins of a serial rapist she was tracking back home. The detectives arrest Gabriel Thomas, a family man who maintains his innocence, but his description and DNA match this assault and the string of rapes across multiple states that Rollins had been investigating. Although the evidence supports the arrest, the more Detectives Benson and Amaro dig into Thomas' past, the more they begin to believe his story.
19 Oct 2011
01 Jan 1970
09 Nov 2011Description ▼
When a young woman is found brutally murdered, the SVU detectives use her distinctive tattoos to identify her as a recently engaged Russian mail-order bride. Upon questioning her distraught fiancé, they learn that she was kidnapped and held for ransom the night of their engagement party. While the detectives follow the money to a deadly blackmail scam run by the Russian Mafia, Captain Cragen goes undercover as a sad and lonely suitor to lure out a killer.
16 Nov 2011Description ▼
A man in custody at a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a rape in a break room. Despite the witness' shaky credibility the SVU begins an investigation, but the alleged victim, Gia Eskas, denies being assaulted. Detectives Benson and Rollins struggle to piece together what really happened to this young woman, especially when her aunt and mother say Gia has been repeatedly institutionalized, and has cried rape in the past.
30 Nov 2011
07 Dec 2011Description ▼
A military colleague of Detective Amaro's wife reports his 14-year-old daughter missing. The detectives find the girl working as a prostitute under a possessive pimp. They quickly set up a sting operation to entrap Johns on rape charges with a minor, and arrest aging pro quarterback Jake Stanton. Detective Benson and ADA Cabot seek to make an example out of the football legend, but the case is thrown into chaos with the return of defense attorney Bayard Ellis, who questions Stanton's mental capacity after years of injuries on the field.
11 Jan 2012Description ▼
18 Jan 2012Description ▼
SVU investigates an accusation of a brutal rape in Iraq involving a private defense contractor, and Olivia takes a romantic interest in the ADA who is prosecuting the case.
08 Feb 2012Description ▼
An aspiring actress is found unconscious in Central Park with drugs in her system and evidence of sexual assault. Detectives Benson and Amaro go to the office of the reality show producer she auditioned for that assaulted her. In the process of the visit they stop him from assaulting another actress. The producer's son Eddie does everything to stick up for his father including taking hostages.
15 Feb 2012Description ▼
22 Feb 2012Description ▼
An underage escort is reported missing, and SVU soon discovers that they are dealing with a serial killer who may be playing games with his victims.
29 Feb 2012Description ▼
While Olivia tries to help her brother regain custody of his two children, SVU discovers that a baby abandoned in front of a church belongs to a missing teen.
11 Apr 2012Description ▼
25 Apr 2012Description ▼
The task of find a serial rapist becomes more difficult when a team of neighborhood vigilante "superheroes" starts trying to avenge the crimes.
02 May 2012Description ▼
Is a sperm donor father trying to have babies with the children he fathered, or could it be part of an even more fiendish plot?
09 May 2012Description ▼
As Fin tries to get justice after his gay son's fiancé is brutally beaten in a hate crime, SVU uncovers a scandal involving a teacher sexually abusing a student at a prep school.
16 May 2012Description ▼
The investigation of the homicide of a young woman who recently had her leg amputated sends SVU into the strange culture of body modification.
23 May 2012Description ▼
The murder of a prostitute at a bachelor party sends SVU on a dangerous investigation that could lead all the way into the highest reaches of New York power and influence.
26 Sep 2012Description ▼
After Cragen is accused of murder, the team works secretly around the clock to defend him. Meanwhile, when Amaro also becomes implicated in the scandal and his personal life falls apart, he refuses to go down quietly.
26 Sep 2012Description ▼
As the prostitution scandal continues to grow, key witnesses against the alleged madam begin to die under mysterious circumstances, and undercover agent Cassidy becomes a victim of friendly fire.
10 Oct 2012Description ▼
A successful erotic novelist, Jocelyn Paley is sexually assaulted and tormented by popular TV-show host, Adam Cain who attempts to bring her book to life. The SVU persuades her to press charges but the investigation into Jocelyn's background reveals a secret that could ruin her career as well as the case.
17 Oct 2012Description ▼
SVU is forced to work with Homeland Security--represented by former Major Case detective Eames--when a sex slave ring it is investigating is discovered to have ties to terrorism.
24 Oct 2012Description ▼
31 Oct 2012Description ▼
While Amanda's troubled sister comes for a surprise visit, the team searches for a 14 year old girl who was abducted at a frat party.
05 Dec 2012Description ▼
SVU needs the help of an abused, over the hill prostitute to catch one of her Johns who is on a killing spree, but can they also help her get out of the life and save her family? |
02 Jan 2013
09 Jan 2013
30 Jan 2013Description ▼
SVU and the DA's office struggle with finding the right strategy in a case dealing with a gay man who is picking up and then attacking closeted gay married men. |
06 Feb 2013
13 Feb 2013Description ▼
SVU becomes suspicious when FBI agent Dana Lewis aggressively tries to get a serial rapist confess to a murder that he steadfastly denies having committed. |
20 Feb 2013Description ▼
After Amanda kills her the father of her pregnant sister's child after what she believes is an attack, SVU discovers that Amanda was just a pawn in the sister's sinister plot to get rid of him and become rich. |
27 Feb 2013Description ▼
Can SVU convince an up-and-coming singer to break away from her abusive hip-hop singer boyfriend before it is too late? |
20 Mar 2013Description ▼
A former prostitute accuses detective Cassidy of rape from his undercover days, and his defense opens up a can of worms for detective Amaro. |
27 Mar 2013Description ▼
A sports reporter who became pregnant after a rape goes through torture when she takes the accused rapist to court. |
03 Apr 2013Description ▼
The detectives deal with a 10-year-old boy who is displaying extreme psychopathic behavior. |
24 Apr 2013Description ▼
SVU discovers that a college may be covering up rape accusations against the members of a fraternity and shaming the victims into backing down. |
01 May 2013
08 May 2013Description ▼
Detective Rollins is shot by a sniper, and all of the sniper's victims have a connections to Fin and a disabled ex-partner who once took a bullet for him. |
15 May 2013
22 May 2013
25 Sep 2013Description ▼
Serial rapist and killer William Lewis abducts Olivia in her home, tortures her, and hides her away in a Long Island beach home. |
25 Sep 2013Description ▼
The case of an abandoned seven-year-old boy in Times Square leads to the shocking discovery of two women locked in a basement cage by their abductors for nearly a decade. |
02 Oct 2013Description ▼
A celebrity Southern chef shoots and kills a teenage African-American boy that she thought was a serial rapist. But was her life in danger, or was she just an over-reactive racist? |
09 Oct 2013Description ▼
Cassidy is forced to infiltrate a corrupt precinct whose officers are suspected of raping young women during their shifts. |
16 Oct 2013Description ▼
Munch's retirement party is interrupted by an accusation by a recent rape victim that she has been attacked for a second time.
23 Oct 2013Description ▼
SVU uncovers a sex scandal involving New York City's mayoral frontrunner, but is A.D.A.Barba too close to the case to prosecute objectively?
06 Nov 2013Description ▼
A voice coach for a popular contestant on a television singing competition contestant is accused of sexual assault by two young boys at the school where he teaches. |
13 Nov 2013Description ▼
When SVU and A.D.A. Barba investigate a gang rape involving the Coast Guard, they must deal with military stonewalling, red tape, and odd legal issues. |
20 Nov 2013Description ▼
Detective Amanda Rollins (Giddish) helps her friend Lena Olson (Amy Seimetz) press charges against her lover when she accuses him of rape. But Lena's history with the suspect and her proclivity for rough sex makes the he-said she-said investigation too difficult to pursue. When the case escalates to murder, a dangerous love triangle is discovered and Rollins is forced to confess her private life on the stand.
08 Jan 2014Description ▼
The Beast' returns when Detective Benson (Hargitay) is forced to face Lewis (Schreiber) in the courtroom, and the stress of reliving the attack causes setbacks in her recovery. With Lewis trying every trick in the book to continue his legal winning streak, Benson is forced to reveal some of the secrets she's kept about the ordeal.
15 Jan 2014Description ▼
Detective Nick Amaro shoots a suspect, that turns out to be an unarmed African-American 14-year-old boy and suffers the wrath of the city, internal affairs and the justice system. |
22 Jan 2014Description ▼
As SVU fights for justice for an underage rape victim who was working illegally in a strip club, they find themselves stonewalled by corruption in the New Jersey legal system.
29 Jan 2014Description ▼
Sixteen year-old Avery Capshaw's (guest star Fiona Robert) parents report her kidnapped, and the SVU finds signs of a party turned violent. Her boyfriend, Manny Montero (Juan Castano), is a scholarship student from the Projects, and though his family swears he's on the right track, Amaro (Danny Pino) suspects he's involved with a dangerous gang. When Manny refuses to talk, the cops are forced to arrest him, but the violence only escalates. Meanwhile, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is sworn in as the SVU's new sergeant.
05 Feb 2014Description ▼
Tom Moore (guest star John Benjamin Hickey) arrives home from a business trip to find his young son, Nicky (guest star Duncan Nicholson), missing from his bed. With a history of behavioral problems, the cops suspect he wandered off alone, and the search becomes more urgent as the diabetic boy's insulin pump runs out. But the investigation leads to something more dangerous when a criminal couple (guest stars Rosanna Arquette and Mark Boone Junior), known for child endangerment and pornography, is spotted with Nicky. With a child's life on the line, the cops try to turn one suspect against the other before it's too late. Meanwhile, a personal issue derails Sergeant Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) current course.
26 Feb 2014Description ▼
SVU goes after a controversial comedian who makes crude jokes about rape after a college student accuses him of rape. |
05 Mar 2014Description ▼
SVU uncovers disturbing activities in a New York City college football program when a high school player disappears after a recruiting trip. |
12 Mar 2014Description ▼
Rollins makes a deal with the managers of a gambling club to protect her job, arousing the suspicions of Benson and Tutuola. |
SVU investigates a possible hate crime involving the alleged rape of a Muslim woman in Central Park. However, the actions of a meddlesome newspaper journalist given full access to Benson makes their job more difficult.
02 Apr 2014Description ▼
When SVU investigates accusations that a young woman is being raped by her husband, they uncover even more disturbing patterns of abuse from her childhood. |
09 Apr 2014Description ▼
The sadistic William Lewis escapes from prison, arbitrarily killing as he goes. Concerned for Benson's safety, a security detail is assigned to her 24/7, but it doesn't take long for Lewis to get her back where he left off. With time running out, Benson must decide how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to save the life of a child.
30 Apr 2014Description ▼
In the moments after William Lewis' death, Sergeant Benson is rescued by the SVU squad, but her torment continues. The Internal Affairs investigation of her actions is deemed inconclusive, and with no evidence to corroborate her story, Prosecutor Derek Strauss convenes a grand jury and calls for Benson's arrest. With increasing pressure from Lt. Tucker and Lt. Murphy to save herself any way she can, Benson must choose between her convictions and her badge.
07 May 2014Description ▼
Benson and Murphy question renowned television producer Frank Maddox when he's accused of molesting his 8 year-old daughter Chelsea. Maddox's estranged wife, actress Catherine Summers, wants justice for her daughter but refuses to cooperate, leading the cops to suspect the accusation was a ploy to win the public's favor. With Catherine's young sister Rose engaged to Maddox and accusations flying back and forth in the media, Benson strives to help a child by discovering the truth.
14 May 2014Description ▼
Taking an active approach to catching sex offenders, the team targets a photographer with a secret life whose fantasies may have crossed into reality. |
21 May 2014Description ▼
Amaro's recklessness once again makes him the target of Internal Affairs, and he has no choice but to face the consequences. With his professional and personal life at risk, he looks to his friend John Munch for advice. Meanwhile, an online ad for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of several male tourists, and one of the suspects has a surprising connection to Sergeant Benson that may change her life forever.
24 Sep 2014Description ▼
Sergeant Benson juggles work and her new role as foster mother to baby Noah Porter. Amaro, now working the traffic beat in Queens, arrests an underage prostitute with connections to Noah's mother Ellie, who was "greenlit" by her pimp and brutally murdered. Amaro's undercover work sets off a chain of events that puts everyone connected to the case - even baby Noah - in danger. Meanwhile, a new detective assigned to Manhattan SVU starts off on the wrong foot.
01 Oct 2014Description ▼
Basketball superstar Shakir "The Shark" Wilkins announces his partnership with the Orion Bay clothing line, owned by billionaire Orion Bauer and his daughter Cordelia. But the SVU intervenes when Orion press rep Carla Cannon tells reporters she was raped by Wilkins. When more women come forward, Benson and Detective Carisi disagree on the authenticity of each woman's story, and Barba takes a shaky case to court. Meanwhile, the case takes Rollins to her former precinct in Atlanta, where ex-colleagues bring up old memories.
08 Oct 2014Description ▼
Amaro reports to the scene of a car crash where Hollywood starlet Tensley Evans tries to flirt her way out of an arrest. Amaro's by-the-book handling of the situation gets him back on the SVU squad, just in time to investigate Tensley's latest offense - the statutory rape of a 15 year-old boy. But Benson suspects that underlying issues may have led to Tensley's downward spiral - is the victimizer also a victim?
15 Oct 2014Description ▼
New York City bike messenger Holden March creates a video diary of his troubles with women. Talk soon escalates to action, and the SVU scrambles to find his manifesto before he commits another violent act. When Rollins and Amaro come face to face with Holden, they find out just how dangerous a desperate man can be. Meanwhile, as Benson balances the responsibilities of motherhood and career, the new Deputy Chief of SVU calls her leadership into question.
22 Oct 2014Description ▼
Evie Barnes answers a modeling ad hoping to make some cash for tuition, but the job quickly spirals into online pornography. When her classmates discover her double life, they cross the boundary between fiction and reality. Even though she's not the one on trial, Evie is forced to prove her innocence in court.
05 Nov 2014Description ▼
Best friends Perry Gilbert and Mia Harris sneak into the woods with Mia's young sister Zoe in tow. Their search for the mythical Glasgowman leads to a series of violent events, leaving Zoe gravely injured and the other girls missing. While Detectives Rollins and Carisi work to locate the suspect, Sgt. Benson digs through the stories to distinguish fantasy from reality.
12 Nov 2014Description ▼
SVU and Chicago PD officer Erin Lindsay try to track down Lindsay's half-brother, who may be able to help take down a child pornography ring. |
19 Nov 2014Description ▼
Detective Tutuola comes across leaked security footage of a violent domestic dispute in a parking garage, showing sportscaster A.J. Martin hit his girlfriend Paula. While Fin and Benson investigate the couple's lifestyle and history, Paula pushes back to keep her relationship and family intact. Benson turns to ADA Barba for help to convince Paula that her world doesn't have to revolve around A.J. Meanwhile, the case has an interesting effect on Rollins and Amaro's relationship.
10 Dec 2014Description ▼
When a series of young, petite girls are assaulted in the early morning hours, Detective Rollins matches the pattern to several rapes she worked in Atlanta. When she finds that the victims' rape kits were never tested, Atlanta SVU Chief Patton claims none of the cases were worth pursuing. Intense media scrutiny and the lack of a suspect brings the heat down on Sgt. Benson, who has to face Chief Dodds and their commanders in a CompStat briefing. Meanwhile, a family court judge threatens to remove baby Noah from Benson's care.
07 Jan 2015Description ▼
Rollins must confront the ghosts of her past when the police chief who raped her when she worked in Atlanta is now accused of attacking another female employee. |
14 Jan 2015Description ▼
An actor is suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl, but are he and his agent trying to spin it into a publicity stunt for his new movie? And why is a tabloid journalist keeping the NYPD from discovering the truth?
21 Jan 2015Description ▼
Detective Amaro is put in a uncomfortable situation when his estranged, abusive father is accused of striking his bride the night before their wedding. |
04 Feb 2015Description ▼
A confused and drugged rape victim accuses the wrong man, which leads to his death at the hands of her father. However, the search for the real culprit leads to a shocking result.
11 Feb 2015Description ▼
A female videogame developer is harassed and threatened by a group of misogynistic cyber terrorists. |
18 Feb 2015Description ▼
A mother goes undercover as a madam to find her daughter. Further investigation leads Benson to find out who Noah's father is.
25 Feb 2015Description ▼
The two daughters of an elderly writer suffering from dementia accuse his current wife of abusing him by giving erectile dysfunction pills to produce a new heir, and the case only becomes more complicated after he dies.
25 Mar 2015Description ▼
Carisi's future brother-in-law makes a rape accusation against his female parole officer, forcing Carisi to investigate whether his sister fiance is telling the truth or allowing his old habits to resurface. |
01 Apr 2015Description ▼
Popular television host Skip Peterson (guest star Rob Morrow) airs an interview with college student Heather Manning (guest star Ally Ioannides)...
08 Apr 2015Description ▼
When a sex party goes wrong, pornographic images are leaked to the internet and appear on multiple porn sites. Barba hurries to make arrests but several suspects have fallen down with measles. Investigation reveals that a mother did not vaccinate her child which caused an outbreak.
29 Apr 2015Description ▼
Benson and Voight lead their teams in the investigation of a rape/murder case that is frighteningly similar to a case from New York a decade ago. When forced to release their main suspect, the Chicago PD joins the SVU in New York in pursuit of Yates.
06 May 2015Description ▼
Bayard Ellis takes on the case of a man incarcerated for incest and rape, whose daughter Michelle, the victim and star witness when she was a child, wants to recant her testimony and set her father free. When a judge refuses to reopen the 17 year old case, the SVU turns to retired Captain Cragen, who remembers the investigation and provides evidence that could change the convict's fate.
13 May 2015Description ▼
SVU helps a mother find her kidnapped son. But after they find the boy unharmed, the kidnapper has an interesting story to tell.
20 May 2015Description ▼
Sgt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and ADA Barba (Raúl Esparza) take Johnny D (guest star Charles Halford) to trial for sex trafficking...
23 Sep 2015Description ▼
Rollins turns to imprisoned serial killer, Dr. Gregory Yates, when a new dead body with a similar m.o. washes up on a beach. In response, Yates makes a shocking accusation against Manhattan's Deputy Chief Medical Examiner. |
23 Sep 2015Description ▼
In the 17th season season opener, the squad revisit a crime scene where bodies were buried by a serial killer. Rollins tries to get a confession, but the killer reveals shocking new info Instea, and the problems mount as Barbara faces slick lawyers in court.
30 Sep 2015Description ▼
A transgender teen dies after he is pushed off a bridge by another teen. The DA's office wants to try the aggressor as an adult and charge him with a hate crime, even though he appears to genuinely remorseful.
07 Oct 2015Description ▼
SVU goes after Social Services after a pattern of falsified reports leads to the death of a young girl, but Benson is receiving a lot of political pressure to let it go and not open up a can of worms.
14 Oct 2015Description ▼
Police officers kill an innocent, unarmed black man whose description resembled a rape suspect. The case soon escalates into a public circus, with the police taking sides against A.D.A. Barba, who is feeling political pressure to indict.
21 Oct 2015Description ▼
Rollins is placed in a no-win situation when her sister becomes a key figure in a complex case involving a rape, a drugging, and a valuable stolen flute. Meanwhile, the son of deputy chief Dodds begins working at SVU.
04 Nov 2015Description ▼
A reality TV family secrets begin to spill when their young teenage daughter learns she's pregnant. |
11 Nov 2015Description ▼
Noah gives Olivia a scare. The team catches a tough case and has to backtrack DNA from a prolific philanderer. Dodds is having difficulty with the job. |
18 Nov 2015Description ▼
As a plea deal is brought forth to the judge for accused child kidnapper, rapist and killer Lewis Hodda (Tom Sizemore) he decides to recant his confession at the last minute. Because Hodda is claiming coercion under duress, Lt. Benson's (Mariska Hargity) interrogation methods are scrutinized and questioned. Meanwhile Amanda (Kelli Giddish) is still on bed rest but a check in with her doctor sends her the the hospital for observation.
06 Jan 2016Description ▼
While trying to locate a teacher who may have kidnapped a 15-year-old boy for a romantic weekend, the team discovers that the boy's kidnapping may be part of an even more sinister plot involving a coach. |
13 Jan 2016Description ▼
Benson winds up stuck in the middle of a hostage situation after her babysitter tells her that something suspicious is happening at the home of another family she works for. |
20 Jan 2016Description ▼
Two high school students blame one another for their date ending in rape. |
03 Feb 2016Description ▼
A woman is sexually assaulted by a group of teens outside of an apartment building. SVU tries to build a case against her aggressors, but none of the the dozens of potential witnesses who saw the attack are willing to come forward. |
10 Feb 2016Description ▼
Two notorious killers from SVU and Chicago officer Erin Lindsey's past, Greg Yates and Dr. Carl Rudnick, escape from prison, prompting a massive manhunt. |
17 Feb 2016Description ▼
A disgraced ex-boxer makes a deal to take down a group of child pornography distributors, but SVU is surprised when their busts include a deputy police commissioner. |
24 Feb 2016Description ▼
Rollins takes matters into her own hands when Barba is forced to drop rape charges against a popular actor due to lack of evidence. |
02 Mar 2016Description ▼
While SVU investigates a pair of vice cops found in the middle of an underage prostitution sting involving high-ranking public officials, the team discovers that a priest may be involved in a high school sex trafficking ring. |
23 Mar 2016Description ▼
While Benson is removed from her job at SVU, the rest of the team tries to figure out who is responsible for the underage sex trafficking ring: the Catholic Church or a group of vice cops claiming to take their instructions from Ed Tucker. |
30 Mar 2016Description ▼
Carisi goes undercover at a homeless shelter to find out if a resident is the suspect in a series of neighborhood rapes. |
04 May 2016Description ▼
A fashion photographer is accused of raping a model during a shoot, but his much more successful older designer brother tries to make the case go away. |
11 May 2016Description ▼
SVU is made part of a reality show when they investigate a contestant's rape claims. |
18 May 2016Description ▼
A corrections officer is arrested for sexually assaulting female inmates, leading his supportive union to go after Barba and SVU. |
25 May 2016Description ▼
As the investigation of Gary Munson goes on, his union takes action and threatens the lives of SVU. |
21 Sep 2016Description ▼
The search for a young boy's parents after he is found alone in Central Park leads to the possibility of a planned mass-casualty event in the city; SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to locate the suspects. |
2Making a Rapist
28 Sep 2016Description ▼
A convicted rapist gets out of prison after 16 years thanks to newly tested DNA evidence, but the next day, a shocking crime forces Fin to re-investigate the man's whereabouts since he arrested him long ago. |
05 Oct 2016Description ▼
A man uses a fake identity to lure a woman into bed, destroying her family. Barba, trying to get the man convicted of rape, faces a powerful defense attorney and a skeptical judge. |
12 Oct 2016Description ▼
An athlete is sexually assaulted, but the case against her attacker and her future with the Olympics are jeopardized by her secret double life. In the meantime, Rollins reconnects with her sister when she gets out of prison. |
02 Nov 2016Description ▼
Benson is forced to choose between loyalty and duty when a sergeant's son is accused of rape. |
09 Nov 2016Description ▼
The CEO of a record label and his protégé are questioned for their involvement in a transgender student's assault. |
04 Jan 2017Description ▼
A woman is sexually assaulted by a masked man, but she believes the rapist is the same man who went to jail for stalking her. Meanwhile, Tucker contemplates retirement and a future with Benson. |
11 Jan 2017Description ▼
A 6 year old boy disappears during a wild drug party thrown by his mother. With a child's life at stake, the case causes Benson to question her own role as a mother. |
9Decline and Fall
18 Jan 2017Description ▼
A bartender accuses someone from a powerful family of a retail empire of rape. |
08 Feb 2017Description ▼
A teenage boy uses a rifle to save his mother from her attacker, only to learn the target was someone he knows. |
15 Feb 2017Description ▼
SVU investigates the players of a youth hockey league after a locker room hazing incident. |
22 Feb 2017Description ▼
Fin returns to his military roots when a fellow Army ranger attempts to recover from a sexual assault. |
22 Mar 2017Description ▼
A suspect claims his genetics make him commit rape. |
29 Mar 2017Description ▼
An investment banker accuses her client of rape. |
15Know It All
05 Apr 2017Description ▼
The suspect in a rape and murder investigation threatens to reveal the secrets of those working the case. |
26 Apr 2017Description ▼
Benson and Barba ask witnesses to risk their jobs when a news anchor makes a rape accusation against her boss on the air. |
17Real Fake News
03 May 2017Description ▼
A congressman asks SVU for help when he's accused of soliciting underage for girls, but the investigation uncovers a sex trafficking ring. |
10 May 2017Description ▼
A spiritual healer is accused of using hypnosis to sexually assault a client. |
17 May 2017Description ▼
Barba must argue that the First Amendment does give a person the right to break the law when a woman is raped by a member of her church group. |
24 May 2017Description ▼
The daughter of a Muslim family is killed in a hate crime against them; Barba is forced to drop charges against a suspect when a witness is deported; tensions rise between communities on both sides of the case.
24 May 2017Description ▼
Benson and Barba are caught between two families seeking justice for their loved ones in a hate crime; Benson takes desperate measures to make an arrest as public protests turn violent.
27 Sep 2017Description ▼
Fin catches a fugitive rapist in Havana, but Barba's case is jeopardized by a political tug-of-war. |
04 Oct 2017Description ▼
The bizarre details of a woman's rape put the SVU at odds when Rollins and Carisi think her story is fabricated. Meanwhile, Benson goes on the offensive when her personal life is scrutinized. |
11 Oct 2017Description ▼
Rollins and Carisi uncover 3 female suspects in the castration of a man who was left for dead. Langan has devastating news for Benson. |
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