An 18-year-old (Kelly Hutchinson) in therapy recalls being sexually abused by her father (Brian Kerwin) and presses charges against him.
After three murder victims are connected to Benson's past cases, it's believed that the killer is seeking revenge on the detective.
A kidnapping investigation links a past case with which Cragen was involved to a 12-year-old (Ian Cronin) whose adoption is deemed illegal.
Stabler tries to build a case against an ex-con who's HIV-positive and preys on young girls.
When guests arrive for a party, they find the hosts have been assaulted, one of them fatally.
A brash, intense detective (David Keith) is assigned to help Stabler catch a serial rapist-killer.
The investigation of a shooting near a gay bar leads to a couple's involvement with porn movies.
The search for a serial rapist leads to a case in which the defense attorney (Diane Baker) tries to blame the suspect's actions on his genes.
A computer game provides clues in the death of a physically abused little girl in foster care.
The investigation of an apparently accidental death leads to charges by a male stripper that the deceased was one of three women who sexually assaulted him.
A woman who's seven months pregnant is found assaulted, with her fetus removed.
The detectives seek a woman who is on the run from her drug-dealing lover, whom she saw murder a rival.
The detectives investigate a double slaying in which the female victim was dismembered.
Benson teams up with Fin to investigate the murder of a woman found under a highway.
At the request of a murdered teen's parents, Stabler tries to get a serial killer (Nick Chinlund) who's about to be executed to admit that the teen was one of his victims.
Stabler breaks the rules to uncover the facts when a student (Brittany Slattery) claims that she was assaulted by a teacher.
The detectives investigate the sexual assault of a cellist (Emily Deschanel) and discover surveillance equipment hidden in her apartment.
Judith Light joins the series in a recurring role as the unit's tough new chief, as Cabot breaks the rules in an attempt to catch a pedophile (Beau Gravitte).
In investigating the sexual assault of a 16-year-old, it's discovered that the victim is the rebellious stepdaughter of a judge (Keir Dullea).
Henry Winkler plays a restaurateur whose wife is assaulted during a robbery at their plush Manhattan residence.
A dark family secret surfaces after a young woman (Martha Plimpton) is raped at a party.
After a mother (Lois Smith) reports that her mentally challenged daughter (Andrea Fay Friedman) is pregnant, the detectives try to find out who fathered the child.
Cases include a killing at a church and an investigation that involves sexual-abuse charges against a priest.