The daughter-in-law of a Pat Robertson-like conservative is found dead and presumably raped while visiting NY. Our team investigates and learns that a series of burglaries with a sexual component have occurred in a number of local hotels. The team eventually arrests the burglar, but are set back to square one once they learn the man has an alibi for the time of the murder.
When a young girl claims she was raped by a man she met on the internet, Benson and Stabler set out to bring the man to justice. Though the girl admits later she was lying, the detectives still pursue the man as they fear he is preying on other young girls online. They soon realize their task is a difficult one for the laws governing the internet have not kept pace with the ever-changing technology and are incredibly vague and ineffective.