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.
When an actress accuses a high-powered media mogul of attempted rape, Benson finds herself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Changes in the squad room put Carisi between a rock and a hard place.
Benson works with a young woman to help her remember the details and suspects in her rape. In order to learn a new witness interview technique, Rollins and Fin have to experience it for themselves.
A serial predator targeting men in gay bars proves difficult to catch, until a celebrity comes forward with his story.
Rollins clashes with the parents of a teenaged runaway. The squad comes together for a special event.
The detectives are spread thin when three major cases come in at midnight. Rollins and Carisi argue over an arrest.