Detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) are back to solve sickening cases of sexually based crimes in this fifth season of SVU.
A pregnant woman disappears and her ex-boyfriend, who's the father and engaged to the boss' daughter, is under suspicion.
A teenage boy on a manic rampage kills two star basketball players then tries to kill himself, and his defense is a failed course of psychiatric treatment and drugs.
A psychiatrist with unconventional methods is found sexually assaulted and unconcious in a crack house, and it's easier said than done to get her to cooperate with the investigation.
A beautiful undercover agent for the DEA is raped and murdered, leading to a complicated investigation of a Columbian drug cartel, and the toughest case of Cabot's career.
A woman and her newborn are murdered, and the suspect leads them to a serial child molester.
Adam Forbes (Dylan Bluestone), a five-year-old, is missing from his apartment, and his mother initially blames her ex-husband Peter (James McCaffrey), but it's soon clear a stranger kidnapped him.
While patrolling, police stumble upon an attack in progress at Momma Sue's restaurant on, the owner, Jennifer Fulton (Josie Bissett).
Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Chris Meloni) have trouble identifying a male murder victim in his 20's found in a pile of sheets in the West Village.
Horace Gorman (Austin Pendleton) collapses at a subway station. He is rushed to the hospital and although he survives, his genitals have been cut off.
Sarah Rendell (Nicole Leach), a 19-year-old babysitter and Veronica Nash (Olga Merediz), an officious, older nanny are watching children in the park. Lucy, who's under Sarah's care, disappears and they call the cops. Stabler (Chris Meloni) finds her lying in the bushes with a massive head injury.
There's an escape at the Virginia Correctional Facility. Double D (Michael Kenneth Williams) and Michael Baxter (Stephen Lang) are on the loose. Deputy Marshall Andy Eckerson (Craig Bierko) goes to N.Y. to team up with Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to track them down.
The body of young man is found in a tank at a wastewater treatment plant. M.E. Warner (Tamara Tunie) is able to identify a tattoo that says TE and it's the symbol for the fraternity Tau Epsilon.
A young woman, Mira Elbisi, is brutally raped and burned, and after identifying her, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Chris Meloni) suspect her husband and mother-in-law.
The dismembered body of a black boy is found in Central Park, amidst what appears to be Santeria type ritual materials - candles, bowls with blood. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Chris Meloni) trace the candles to a Santeria group...
A high school student is found murdered, and it appears she's the victim of incest.
A young, emaciated boy is found by neighbors scrounging for food. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) suspect the boy, Jacob (Jesse Schwartz), is a victim of abuse and are reluctant to let him go home.
The body of a 16-year-old Emily Sullivan is found brutally murdered in a car. Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargity) and Stabler (Chris Meloni) confirm the identity of the victim at her well-appointed house in Westchester where her parents tell them she was supposed to have been sleeping at Andrea Kent's (Arielle Kebbel) for the night.
A 6-year-old boy is brought to the emergency room from a midnight church service because he has stopped breathing. Sam (Cress Williams) and Lori-Ann Dufoy (Malinda Williams) are his devastated foster parents. While it is unclear what happened, the medical examiner points out a ring mark on the boy's skin.
A 12-year-old boy is caught making horrible threats on the Internet, and it turns out he's been a victim of sexual abuse by a rich toy executive, condoned by his parents.
Jeff York (Dean Strange) is found strangled to death in a neighborhood frequented by prostitutes. With his wallet missing, It looks like a trick gone wrong.
A woman who studied criminals is killed, and her mentor, a former criminal, seems to be the prime suspect.
Christina Nerrit (Karen Young) is left for dead in her apartment, a plastic bag over her head and her hands cuffed, but survives.
Donna Brooks is found dead in her apartment, and a "gentleman suitor," Richard Sutton (Richard Easton) is there, and thought to be dead but alive… he suffered a heart attack when he found her dead body.
A young Romanian girl, Alexis Campbell, who was adopted by an American family, lies near death after two cups of detergent are pumped from her stomach.
A woman drops her cell phone in the toilet at a coffee house and finds a spy cam. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) track the camera to a high tech shop and ask the techno geek, a woman named Charlie (Amy Sedaris), where they were installed. When the Detectives track down the man they think was the voyeur and go to his apartment, Charlie answers.