A woman kidnaps a child, believing it's her own and a bizarre twist turns custody for the child into an unusual tug-of-war.
A young mother who is a Chinese immigrant disappears and when the detectives try and find her, they discover a deadly prostitution ring of illegal aliens.
A sexy young TV star is attacked, and the evidence suggests a radio shock jock who may have gone too far. Dana Delany and Lewis Black guest star.
A deranged riddler copying a serial killer from the past leads the detectives on a wild goose chase.
A teenager, who was raped, tells numerous versions of her story and finally names her rapist, but after all the lies it's hard to tell if she's telling the truth.
A young boy is kidnapped and killed by his teenage neighbor.
A religious fanatic kills a house full of kids, and because of his cult-like influence, it is hard to track him down.
A classic he said/she said unfolds when a graduate student claims she was raped by one of her advisors, but there are two sides to the story.
A serial rapist preys on weak women, and his crimes get more heinous as he progresses.
When Fin is seriously injured in a shootout at the bodega, the ensuing publicity leads him to resolve a case from his past.
A nine-year-old girl is hospitalized after a car accident and doctors discover she was sexually molested, but finding her attacker is very difficult when she is not always telling the truth.
A gang member is killed from a fall off a roof after an attempted sexual assault, and the alleged victim has a deep dark secret.
A flier sent to Benson (Mariska Hargitay) pinpointing the remains of a boy who disappeared in 1980 leads to the murder of the boy's surprise killer.
A prostitute is run down and beaten to death, and although the cops think the death might be work-related, her demise is actually linked to a bizarre video game.
A teenage girl who moonlighted as a hooker is killed, and the tragedy is made worse when it's revealed she was HIV positive.
A series of drug related hits lead the cops back to the same man who attempted to kill A.D.A. Cabot (Stephanie March), and she returns to help solve the case.
Stabler (Christopher Meloni) interrogates a child rapist and killer who he let get away before, and he is desperate to not let that happen again.
A virgin disappears and is later found murdered, and a psychic who seems to know all the answers is briefly a suspect, then cleared, then linked to the crime.
An abused teenager, who falls in love with a 21 year-old man, is harassed by her mother, who winds up dead.
A woman who was raped dies from a heart attack, and the serial rapist is a rich boy who preys on defenseless illegal immigrant women.
Drug related crimes turn into a case of elder abuse, with the victim afraid to confront her abuser, her own son.
A dismembered body leads the detectives to an illegal body part ring, and reunites them with Amy Solwey (Marlee Matlin), the deaf physician who had gone to jail for assisting suicide.
Two police officers who turn violent against their wives are linked to an anti-malaria drug, administered to them by the U.S. Army.