In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
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Our Words Will Not Be Heard 22x11
A high-profile activist suspects her sister has been kidnapped by a hate group. Garland and Benson push for change with NYPD brass. Kat gets some good news.
When several people including a child are killed, the team tries to find the killer. They catch the man who did it. Cabot wants to throw the book at him despite his erratic behavior. But Huang wants to examine him and he says that the man is sick. And they eventually learn that the insurance company he applied to knew of his condition and that they didn't tell him which would have allowed him the opportunity to be cured.
After a pregnant personnel executive is found murdered, suspicion falls on a wealthy young friend (Chad Lowe), who submits to a series of interrogations by Stabler.
The discovery of human remains in a garden leads to an investigation that involves a mail-order-bride operation and a prostitution ring.
Munch and Fin travel upstate to find a serial killer.
The squad tries to find the person who's luring and then attacking young men who work for an escort service.
The detectives tell Internal Affairs reps what occurred during the search for a police officer's runaway teenage daughter.
The detectives work around the clock to find the man who's kidnapping, raping and often killing young girls.
After a female officer is raped, the case involves a police investigation, gambling debts and drugs.
Stabler and Benson are assigned to a homicide involving a pedophile from a past case.
The discovery of a murdered teacher's body leads to an investigation involving sex addiction.
After a singing star's son is killed, Benson becomes concerned about the safety of the singer's little girl (Hayden Panettiere).
A rape victim (Tammy Blanchard) can't remember the circumstances of her attack.
The investigation of a gymnast's murder involves her strict trainer, a wealthy benefactor and a competitor.
The detectives investigate a rape that occurred during the opening festivities of a luxury hotel.
A rape charge made by a woman (Amy Carlson) against her police-sergeant husband (Nestor Serrano) leads to a complicated case.
A schizophrenic (Kevin Breznahan) who refuses to take his medication becomes the main suspect in a killing and an assault.
Baby Killer 02x05
The squad is assigned a special case: to investigate the fatal shooting of a little girl by her 7-year-old classmate
The detectives investigate the case of a comatose 7-year-old girl and try to determine who has abused her.
Closure, Part 2 02x03
A year after she was raped, a woman (Tracy Pollan) follows her attacker (Neil Maffin) and reports his activities to the police.
The case of an assaulted woman found in a park leads to an investigation involving a clash of cultures and a family's honor.
Wrong is Right 02x01
Detectives investigate the murder of a man who was set on fire.