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.
Benson's loyalty to Garland is tested. Rollins and Carisi try to keep their witnesses on board when a powerful congressman is identified as a suspect.
The search for a missing witness leads Fin and Kat down a dangerous path. Chief McGrath puts pressure on Garland and Benson to get a conviction.
Benson and Rollins must contend with the FBI and the Organized Crime bureau when a rape victim identifies a dangerous mobster as her assailant.
The SVU searches for a serial rapist who preys on mothers with young children. Benson and Fin struggle under the tightened reins of Chief McGrath.
The SVU faces the fury of social media fans when they arrest two popular influencer brothers.
Amaro returns to ask the SVU for help in clearing a convicted man's name and brings a figure from Benson's past back into her life.
When a teenage sex worker disappears, Rollins and Velasco find a key clue in a pile of neglected missing persons reports.
Carisi asks the SVU for help with a murder investigation when one of the witnesses shows signs of abuse.
Carisi tries Richard Wheatley for the murder of Kathy Stabler. Benson finds herself at odds with a friend when Barba agrees to take the case. The crossover continues on Law & Order: Organized Crime S02E09 The Christmas Episode (II).
The SVU is called in to help investigate a wave of hate crimes on Christmas Eve. Rollins catches up with an old flame.
A boy disappears after meeting up with an online gamer; Benson suspects her son is being bullied.
When a popular fighter doesn't show up for the biggest bout of the year, Rollins and Velasco are drawn into a complicated web of secrets. McGrath confides in Benson.