An actress in an interactive theater production is raped on stage, while the audience believes it to be part of the show. The SVU detectives hit a dead end in their investigation when they learn the show’s passionate director (guest star Fisher Stevens) gave the audience, including the assailant, masks to wear during the performance. Detectives Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Tutuola (Ice-T) track down an obsessed fan of the young actress who recorded the assault while stalking her, which leads Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) to a respected judge (guest star Kevin Pollak.) With the judge’s reputation on the line, the SVU squad explores the underbelly of the New York theater world to uncover who really orchestrated the public attack.
The powerful CEO of a private military contractor is confronted by protesters and later found drugged and sexually assaulted in a park. Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) begin their investigation but find the victim unwilling to cooperate. As the SVU squad and Executive ADA David Haden (guest star Harry Connick Jr.) explore the motives behind the attack, a much larger crime and conspiracy in Iraq is unveiled.
A Romani child disappears on his way home from school. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) interview the distraught parents, who are distrustful of the police. The initial investigation leads Fin (Ice- T) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) to the powerful leader of the Romani community, but he denies any involvement. The family remains hopeful their boy will be found, especially when they discover his cell phone is still active. With the help of their TARU tech (guest star Gottfried) and a meddling newspaper reporter, the detectives narrow the perpetrators to a mentally challenged neighbor, throwing the tightknit Romani community into turmoil.
A military colleague (guest star Dominic Fumusa) of Detective Amaro’s (Danny Pino) wife reports his 14- year-old daughter missing. The detectives find the girl (guest star Kay Panabaker) working as a prostitute under a possessive pimp (guest star Jon Michael Hill). They quickly set up a sting operation to entrap Johns on rape charges with a minor, and arrest aging pro quarterback Jake Stanton (guest star Williams.) Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and ADA Cabot (Stephanie March) 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 (guest star Braugher), who questions Stanton’s mental capacity after years of injuries on the field.
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 (guest star Izabella Miko). Upon questioning her distraught fiancé (guest star Timothy Busfield), 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 (Dann Florek) goes undercover as a sad and lonely suitor to lure out a killer.
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 (guest star Lyonne), denies being assaulted. Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) struggle to piece together what really happened to this young woman, especially when her aunt (guest star Preston) and mother say Gia has been repeatedly institutionalized, and has cried rape in the past.
A young woman visiting from Buffalo claims that her car was stolen outside a Manhattan convenience store with her baby still buckled in the backseat. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) get as much information as they can from the anxious mother and her boyfriend at the police station, while Fin (Ice-T) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) track their path from Buffalo for clues. When the parents’ stories don’t add up, the detectives must uncover what really happened to the missing baby, and the truth surprises everyone.
A young music student (Vassilieva) is raped at gunpoint in her own apartment, but with her help, the SVU squad makes a quick arrest. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) takes over the case when he finds that opposing counsel is high-profile defense attorney Bayard Ellis (guest star Braugher). As Ellis works to undermine their police work and damage the victim’s credibility, the detectives take the stand to prove they have more than just a he-said, she-said case.
When a pregnant thirteen-year-old girl refuses to identify her baby’s father, Benson (Hargitay) 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 (MacLachlan and guest star Paige Turco) and Arturo Rivera, the son of the Raines’ housekeeper (guest star Judy Reyes.) The detectives uncover much more than they bargained for when a Raines family secret is revealed and a family member goes missing. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Special appearance by Diane Neal (ADA Casey Novak.).
A dancer is followed home and raped by a man with a distinctive tattoo and the details of the attack remind Rollins (Giddish) of a serial rapist she was tracking back home. The detectives arrest Gabriel Thomas (Knight), 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 (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) dig into Thomas' past, the more they begin to believe his story. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen) and Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch.) Special appearance by Diane Neal (ADA Casey Novak.)
The detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called to the scene when a hotel maid (Anika Noni Rose) reports being assaulted by an Italian diplomat (Franco Nero). Bureau Chief ADA Cutter and ADA 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 Detective Benson struggles to cope with the fall-out from the shooting in the precinct.
As a long time coach (Dan Lauria) is inducted to the Metro Basketball Hall of Fame by former students, an ex-player (Aaron Tveit) accuses the coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Detective Nick Amaro transfers into the SVU squad from narcotics and is thrown on to the case. The detectives interview former players but no one admits to abuse, forcing Detectives Benson and Tutuola to dig deeper into the coach's most successful player (Mehcad Brooks) and his manager (Heavy D).SVU investigates an accusation that a revered high school basketball coach sexually abused his players, but they ultimately may need the cooperation of a reluctant pro superstar to make the case.
Detectives Benson and Amaro are called to the scene when an unconscious woman with signs of physical trauma is found in a river near the Mayor's home. With the victim in a coma, the squad races to identify and account for her prior whereabouts. They uncover a wild side to an otherwise normal wife and mother, and the investigation reaches an unsettling conclusion.
After making a seemingly routine arrest of a man exposing himself in Central Park, Detective Rollins has a bad feeling about the suspect and calls upon the entire SVU squad and ADA Barba to help. With no way to discover the suspect's true identity, he masterfully outplays them at every turn. A shocking theory comes to light, and as Barba's trial comes to a close, the situation rapidly escalates and Detective Benson is put into mortal danger.
When a teen-aged girl is brutally assaulted at a rock concert, the SVU must work with their best witness, a Gulf War veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Two surprise sniper attacks on the NYPD leave the SVU squad scrambling for answers. When the link between the shootings appears to be Detective Tutuola, he reconnects with his former Narcotics partner in order to uncover a possible motive tied to their old cases. As the violence continues, Lieutenant Eames joins the investigation and the Special Victims Unit races to hunt down a killer no one saw coming.
The team discovers that a 9-year old boy is a psychopath and is torturing his sister. After finally convincing that he needs help, the incidents escalate and puts Amaro in danger. Meanwhile, Amaro works on his relationship with his new son.
When a local college student is sexually assaulted, the SVU detectives utilize every trick they have to uncover a massive conspiracy involving the university's top administrators.
Detective Cassidy returns and finds that a woman he had sex with while undercover is now charging him with rape because she didn't know he was undercover. Amaro, who had a similar incident from his undercover days 9 years ago, learns he has a child.
A popular sportscaster is forced to confront her rapist when he decides to represent himself in court and sues her custody of the child they conceived as a result of the rape.
After Rollins' sister returns, pregnant by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Rollins comes home to find the ex- raping her sister and kills him. Rollins attempts to cooperate with IAB, but Lt. Tucker who is investigating the case is determined to find Rollins at fault. Robert John Burke, Lindsay Pulsipher guest.
When a pop star is beaten by her celebrity boyfriend, SVU tries to get her to press charges, especially when the domestic violence escalates into the murder of the pop star's producer. Raul Esparza, Dave Navarro, Jeffrey Tambor, Charles Malik Whitfield, Wendy Williams, Perez Hilton, & Saul Rubinek guest.
When a man on death row is scheduled to be executed in 7 days, Counselor Ellis is called in to help. The SVU team gets involved when he claims to be a victim of abuse at the hands of the man he murdered. Andre Braugher, Mike Tyson, Ed Asner guest.
FBI Agent Lewis returns when new evidence prompts the SVU detectives to investigate an unsolved series of rape/murders. Marcia Gay Harden, Harold Perrineau, Jay Karnes guest.
The SVU Detectives stumble upon a murder case in which they believe the victim of an ongoing rape case was framed. Despite attempts from another district's DA to prosecute her, the team pairs with Barba to prove her innocence. Jane Kaczmarek, Raul Esparza, Enver Gjokaj, Yvonne Zima, Renee Goldsberry guest.
The team pursues a man who's assaulting and robbing closeted men. They manage to catch the suspect after one of the crimes ends in murder, but legal complications and a stubborn defense attorney make a tough case for Barba. Raul Esparza, Nia Vardalos, Victoria Rowell guest.
When a man goes on a killing spree, Benson and the team detain a prostitute who regularly sees the man and uses her to lure him in. Patricia Arquette, Jason Gedrick, Anne Meara.
When Fin's ex-brother-in-law Sam is arrested for assaulting a priest, SVU works together to prove that Sam was saving the priest from other attackers. While the process of proving his innocence gets tangled up in the bureaucratic process, their investigation reveals the sexual assault of a minor from twelve years ago.Denis O'Hare and Tony Plana guest.
The case of a kidnapped child quickly turns into a paternity investigation when falsified adoption and birth certificates surface showing that the kidnapper is the mentally-unstable biological mother. As the team dives deeper into the case, they discover not everything is as it appears, especially when the biological mother is murdered. Scott Bakula, Bijou Philips, Jessica Hecht.
After a teacher from a prestigious school is found dead with a letter from an ex-student accusing him of statutory rape, the team investigates an administrative cover-up of sexual abuse at the school over 3 decades. Raul Esparza, Charles Grodin, Elliott Gould, Buck Henry, Anthony Rapp, Alvin Epstein, Elizabeth Marvel guests.
The recent kidnapping of a child prompts Munch to reopen an old unsolved case with similar circumstances. Tom Sizemore, Hamish Linklater, Mili Avital, Alex Karpovsky, Jenna Wolfe guest. 300th Episode.
The team investigates the kidnapping of a 14-year old girl from a frat party, and enlist the help of a hacker when a video of her is posted on an untraceable website . Rollins' sister Sara turns up out of the blue. Lindsay Pulsipher, Raul Esparza, Chris Coy
The best-selling author of a raunchy S&M novel is attacked and the squad's investigation points to a popular television talk show host. Anna Chlumsky, Roger Bart, Adam Baldwin, Raul Esparza, Elizabeth Marvel, Romy Rosemont, Jay McInerney.
When the team begins investigating a sex trafficking circle, they stumble upon terrorist activity and Homeland Security shuts down their investigation. SVU continues to pursue the investigation trying to save the women and find the terrorist contact. Kathryn Erbe, Richard Kind, Doug E. Doug,
The investigation into high end prostitution rings at war has threatened to tear the SVU apart. Cragen stands accused of murder and the squad works to uncover the truth no matter how deep it goes. -- Part 2 of 3 of "Rhodium Nights" Paget Brewster, Tamara Tunie, Laura Benanti, Ron Rifkin, Peter Jacobsen, Brook Smith, Pippa Black, Dean Winters, Adam Baldwin, Jason Cerbone.
With the SVU detectives nearing the breaking point, the squad tries to finally bring the case to a close, no matter who it threatens to take down. Part 3 of 3 of "Rhodium Nights" Paget Brewster, Brook Smith, Peter Jacobsen, Adam Baldwin, Dean Winters, Jason Cerbone.