A young boy is found wandering alone in Central Park and the search for his parents leads to startling evidence of a planned mass casualty event in the city. As the SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to find the suspects and the motive, Lt. Benson must also convince Barba to address allegations of rape and torture the boy's mother discloses.
Newly tested DNA evidence leads to the exoneration of a prisoner who served 16 years for a rape conviction. However, he's investigated again one day later in the wake of a shocking new crime.
When a man uses a false identity to lure a vulnerable married woman to bed, Barba thinks the evidence amounts to rape.
A sexually assaulted athlete's double life could destroy her Olympic career and ruin the case against her attacker; Rollins sister is released from prison on parole.
A sergeant makes Benson choose between loyalty and duty when his son is accused of rape.
A record label CEO and his protégé are questioned for their involvement in the assault of a transgender student.
The SVU team investigates a woman has been 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.
A 6 year-old boy disappears from his bed in the midst of a wild, drug-fueled party thrown by his mother. With a child's life on the line, the case causes Benson to scrutinize her own role as a mother.
The powerful family of a retail empire closes ranks when a bartender accuses one of their own of rape.
A teenaged boy uses a rifle to stop an assault on his mother, but soon learns the target was someone he knows.
The SVU investigates the players of a top youth hockey team after a vicious locker room hazing.
Fin revisits his military roots when a fellow Army Ranger struggles to recover from a sexual assault.
An investigation hits a nerve with Benson when a suspect claims his genetics causes him to commit rape.
A top-level investment banker accuses her billionaire client of rape.
A man under investigation for rape and murder threatens to expose the secrets of those working the case.
Benson and Barba ask witnesses to put their jobs on the line after a news anchor makes an on-air disclosure of rape against her boss.
A congressman falsely accused of soliciting underage girls asks SVU to debunk the rumor, but the investigation leads to a real sex trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Benson and Rollins become the targets of a salacious website.
The SVU investigates a charismatic spiritual healer when a client claims he incapacitated and assaulted her using hypnosis.
When a young woman is raped by a member of her church group, Barba must argue that the First Amendment doesn't entitle a person to break the law.
A hate crime against a Muslim family results in the death of their daughter. When a crucial witness in the case is deported, Barba is forced to drop the charges against a suspect, and tensions rise between communities on opposing sides of the case.
The unexpected release of a suspect in a hate crime case leaves Benson and Barba caught between two families seeking justice for their loved ones. As public protests escalate to violence, Benson goes to desperate lengths to make an arrest.