Stabler and Benson suspect parental neglect may have led to the tragic death of the son (Paul Tiesler) of two famous singers (Christine Andreas), leading them to fear for their little girl Ashley (Hayden Panettiere). Benson realizes that the career-obsessed parents are ignoring Ashley and that her desperate cries for attention have led to a pattern of physical injuries. When Benson pushes the case further, the parents' reaction puts her job in jeopardy.
Sex offenders, whose names and identities are public record due to Megan's Law, are the victims of a serial killer. SVU investigates and immediately assumes that one of the victims is carrying out some sort of vigilante justice.