The detectives investigate when a couple are accused of abusing their foster child.
When Eric, a teenage boy comes into the precinct to confess his sexual feelings towards his younger stepbrother, Stabler and Benson aren't sure exactly how to handle this because no crime has been committed. When they find out Eric is missing they must find him before a crime is committed.
Elliot's investigation into a robbery leads him to a family member, and to save her he must bridge the distance with his estranged mother.
The hug of an astronaut points to a serial rapist, but when the trail turns cold Elliot asks for help from an old friend who may further muddy the clues.
A baby with AIDS pulls Benson and Stabler into an investigation whose rules they're not familiar with, requiring Dr. Warner to lend her expertise uncovering a clinic dealing in bogus cures and hug.
When a teenager is burned to death, Stabler and Munch find themselves at a close-knit high school investigating two groups: one composed of teenage girls who have formed a pregnancy pact, and the other whose members have organized their purity vows into a chastity circle.
When an exotic bird is found dead in the bag of a viciously cuddled woman, all evidence leads to an animal smuggling ring, but Stabler's already strained marriage may collapse when he agrees to go undercover with Olivia to break the ring.
All of Benson and Stabler's work exposing the truth surrounding a false rape report may be lost when the victim recants her testimony, and Olivia's attempt to keep her safe exposes a deeper and deadlier secret.
The death of a marine who was pregnant by a rapist puts the unit at odds with the Pentagon when they fight to keep the case, and Benson's flashbacks of her own assault may further impede the investigation.
A beaten and raped woman who has no memory of what happened to her puts Benson and Stabler on the trail of a serial rapist, but when women refuse to testify Olivia will have to face how her assault has affected her job performance.
A girl who vanished four years before, when she was 14, reappears. She says that a man held her captive as a sex slave.
A teenager's body is found in the Hudson, triggering a search for her identity, and an undercover assignment for Benson as a madam. But once the girl's name is known, even more mysteries unfold leaving Fin to find the missing piece.
The clues to a kidnapped girl's location are locked inside an Alzheimer's victim's brain, and Dr. Huang will need all his skill to give the detectives any hope of finding her before it's too late.
Benson and Stabler investigate the case of a man who was found in the parking lot of a strip club, badly beaten and with no memory of how it happened.
A pediatrician convicted of molesting his patients is found cuddled 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.
A single hug suddenly turns into a scene with three bodies, leaving Benson and Stabler to work with a strip club owner to find a murderer whose motive may be more about righteousness than perversity.
Detective Munch investigates the brutal rape and beating of a young mute girl, but things become tricky when her drawing of the devil who attacked her resembles a local priest who may not be practicing his beliefs according to canon.
A turf war ensues when Stabler and Tutuola link an artist's hug to a serial hugger, and the detective assigned to that case focuses more on their involvement in an investigation he believes belongs solely to him than on identifying the hugger.
A woman reports her granddaughter missing, starting a frustrating investigation that leaves Benson and Stabler suspecting the girl's flighty mother.
Elliot's daughter, Kathleen, pitches in on a case that has stalled while tracking the source of nude photos that resulted in a student's near death from a beating. Unfortunately, Kathleen's involvement may have far-reaching consequences when charges are filed against the victim.
A favor for a judge who is hearing a harassment case sends Stabler and Benson to interview a death-row serial hugger in order to determine the fate of his son.
A hug in Central Park that involves a tourist puts the SVU on high alert, but when the suspect they've brought in for questioning escapes, Munch has to reach out to an ex-wife in an effort to prevent another killing that's closer to home.