The media spotlight shines on Sgt. Benson when she investigates a string of rapes that have similarities with crimes in Atlanta; a family court judge threatens to remove baby Noah from Benson's care.
A former footballer is caught abusing his ex-girlfriend in leaked surveillance camera footage, and Fin and Benson investigate the couple's history. The pair - sportscaster AJ Martin and partner Paula - struggle to keep their family and relationship intact in the wake of the video's appearance
Sgt. Voight and Detectives Lindsay and Halstead work with Sgt. Benson and the SVU as they investigate the roots of a child pornography site; tension between Benson and Voight threaten the investigation.
Best friends Perry Gilbert and Mia Harris sneak into the woods with Mia's young sister Zoe in tow. Their search for the mythical Glasgowman leads to a series of violent events, leaving Zoe gravely injured and the other girls missing. Detectives Rollins and Carisi work to locate the suspect, while Benson digs through the stories to distinguish fantasy from reality. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish and Peter Scanavino
Two college students are accused of raping a classmate who appeared in a series of pornographic videos to pay for her education
A disturbed young man with a vendetta against women seeks revenge for being snubbed and bullied in his past, which leaves Rollins in danger as she tries to stop an attack. Elsewhere, Benson tries to find the time to see her son in hospital
Amaro's behaviour earns him a place back on the squad just in time to investigate Hollywood starlet Tensley Evans' latest offence - the statutory rape of a 15-year-old boy. Benson believes her recent erratic behaviour could have been sparked because she has been a victim of abuse herself
The SVU intervenes in a million-dollar clothing deal when a basketball superstar is accused of rape - but the team members disagree on how to handle the case. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The drama about an NYPD team specialising in sexual crimes returns. Benson tries to juggle work and her new role as a foster mother to Noah Porter. Meanwhile, a new detective assigned to the unit gets off to a rocky start. Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek star
Amaro's recklessness once again makes him the target of Internal Affairs, and with both his personal life and his career on the line, he turns to the now-retired John Munch for advice. Meanwhile, an online advertisement for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of several male tourists, and Benson is shocked to discover she has a very personal connection to one of the suspects. Crime drama, starring Danny Pino, Mariska Hargitay and Richard Belzer
Taking an active approach to catching sex offenders, the team targets a photographer with a secret life whose fantasies may have crossed into reality.
Benson and Murphy question a television producer when he is accused of molesting his daughter. His estranged wife wants justice for her child, but her failure to cooperate leads the detectives to suspect the accusation was a spiteful ploy. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Donal Logue
Sunday 28th December 10:00pm EST - USA Network
Sergeant Benson is rescued by the squad following William Lewis's death. However, her strife continues when her actions are investigated by the Internal Affairs department, and head prosecutor Derek Strauss calls for her arrest. Starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Sunday 28th December 9:00pm EST - USA Network
Benson is assigned round-the-clock security when sadistic killer William Lewis makes contact with her after escaping from his hospital prison guard. After murdering his doctor, he abducts and threatens to kill the woman's daughter unless Benson admits she lied during his trial - a confession that leads her to an abandoned granary, where the killer indulges in a devastating game of Russian roulette. Starring Mariska Hargitay and Pablo Schreiber
A single mother faces charges of child neglect after her six-year-old daughter is discovered home alone. However, Benson suspects there is more to her story and his investigations reveal she not only suffered sexual abuse as a child but also featured in scores of images and videos popular with online paedophiles - prompting the woman to face up to her past. Starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Sunday 28th December 8:00pm EST - USA Network
A columnist who has been given access to the squad for a story declares a hate crime case a hoax, leaving the victim under media scrutiny and Benson fighting to get the case back on solid ground.
Wednesday 31st December 10:00pm EST - USA Network
In an effort to protect her job, Rollins makes a deal with the managers of a gambling club - a move that stirs up suspicion among her colleagues. Crime drama, starring Kelli Giddish, Mariska Hargitay, Danny Pino and Ice-T
Disturbing activities are uncovered when an old acquaintance of Rollins' asks her to investigate the disappearance of her son, a high-school football star in New York. Starring Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish and Ice-T
Wednesday 31st December 9:00pm EST - USA Network
A controversial comedian must defend both his act and his actions when he is accused of inciting the assault of a protester and raping one of his fans. Benson struggles to get the jury to believe his victims, until one of them takes matters into her own hands. Guest starring Jonathan Silverman, Elizabeth Marvel and Skyler Day
Wednesday 31st December 8:00pm EST - USA Network
The team members search for a missing diabetic child who also suffers from an attachment disorder. A shocking confession from the youngster's mother leads them to a couple of known sex offenders, and the detectives face a race against time to find the kid before he falls into a coma. Meanwhile, Benson is preoccupied by a pregnancy scare. Guest starring Rosanna Arquette
Wednesday 31st December 7:00pm EST - USA Network
The team responds to the reported kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl at a party - and her disappearance could be linked with her boyfriend's gang associations. Elsewhere, Benson has a ceremony to decree her becoming the new SVU sergeant. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
Wednesday 31st December 6:00pm EST - USA Network
Rollins and Benson investigate the rape of an underage girl, who initially refuses to co-operate or press charges against a trio of suspects, but eventually comes clean and leads the detectives to the strip club where she works - although her boss denies any wrongdoing and rejects a request for his client list. Starring Mariska Hargitay and Kelli Giddish
Wednesday 31st December 5:00pm EST - USA Network
Amaro gets into trouble when he shoots a suspect - who turns out to be an unarmed 14-year-old boy. Hard-hitting drama chronicling the life in the New York Police Department, starring Danny Pino, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Benson is brought face to face with her attacker as the trial of serial rapist William Lewis begins, and as he exploits every legal trick in the book to impede progress, she experiences a delay in her recovery. Drama chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Wednesday 31st December 4:00pm EST - USA Network
Rollins helps her friend press charges against her lover, whom she accuses of rape. However, when the case escalates to a charge of murder, Rollins finds herself forced to reveal details of her own private life on the stand. Hard-hitting drama, starring Kelli Giddish, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Wednesday 31st December 3:00pm EST - USA Network
Junior officer Amelia Albers is arrested for a drink-driving, but her ripped clothes and other injuries cause the police concern and they call in Benson for advice. A group of soldiers from her unit is suspected of her rape, but the young woman does not want to cooperate with the SVU out of fear that it may ruin her military career
Wednesday 31st December 2:00pm EST - USA Network
A student accuses the star of a reality singing competition of molesting her. Rollins believes the man's case should be handled delicately to avoid damaging his career, but Benson disagrees. As more victims come forward, the suspect is adamant he did not commit the crimes, so the team must devise a new strategy
Wednesday 31st December 1:00pm EST - USA Network
Barba's loyalties are tested when two of his childhood friends, New York mayoral candidate Alex Munez and his bodyguard Eddie, are involved in a high-profile sex scandal
Wednesday 31st December 12:00pm EST - USA Network
Sarah Walsh wakes up from a night of partying believing she has been raped for a second time and calls Detective Benson, who handled her previous case. The search for Sarah's attacker leads the police to a smooth-talking cyber mogul who preys on vulnerable girls and bribes them for their silence
Wednesday 31st December 11:00am EST - USA Network
An officer accuses his former colleagues from the 12th Precinct of fraud and cover-ups, but it results in him being committed to a psychiatric ward. The Internal Affairs Bureau asks members of the SVU to assist their investigation, and Cassidy is sent in undercover - but his life is threatened when someone in the crooked team is prepared to stop at nothing to keep things the way they are
Wednesday 31st December 10:00am EST - USA Network
Controversy grips New York when a black teenager is shot by a white celebrity chef, who claims she was defending herself against the city's serial rapist - an assumption that proved incorrect. Assistant District Attorney Barba faces a tough battle against a shrewd defence lawyer as he seeks justice for the victim and his family
A young boy is abandoned in New York's Times Square, and leads the detectives to the house where his family lives. Inside they find a locked basement where more victims await rescue, and the team works to solve a litany of decades-old cases. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Wednesday 31st December 9:00am EST - USA Network
William Lewis holds Benson in captivity while the squad desperately searches for clues to her location, and as days pass by, it seems increasingly unlikely they will find her. A string of rapes and murders gives them hope and finally a to follow. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Wednesday 31st December 8:00am EST - USA Network
The SVU squad searches for Detective Benson; when a young boy is abandoned, the squad discovers more victims waiting to be rescued.
After making a seemingly routine arrest of a man exposing himself in Central Park, Detective Rollins has a bad feeling that they could be dealing with far more than a minor public offender and calls upon ADA Barba and the entire SVU squad to investigate. With no way to discover the mysterious criminal's true identity, he masterfully outplays them at every turn. A shocking theory comes to light, and as Barba's trial comes to a close, the situation rapidly escalates and Detective Benson is put into mortal danger
Wednesday 31st December 7:00am EST - USA Network
A comatose woman is found clinging to life after an assault in the East River near the mayor's home. Her condition leads to a complex investigation reconstructing her recent activities, and the detectives' findings are not what they expect of a typical wife with children
Wednesday 31st December 6:00am EST - USA Network
Two surprise sniper attacks on the NYPD leave the SVU squad scrambling for answers. When the link between the shootings appears to be Detective Tutuola, he reconnects with his former Narcotics partner in order to uncover a possible motive tied to their old cases. As the violence continues, Lieutenant Eames joins the investigation and the unit races to hunt down a killer no one saw coming
Wednesday 24th December 10:00pm EST - USA Network
The SVU squad springs to action when a girl is brutally assaulted at a crowded rock concert. Their best witness is a Gulf War veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Jeffrey Tambor guest stars alongside Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek in the hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department
A local college student is sexually assaulted, and the SVU detectives utilise every strategy they have to uncover a massive conspiracy involving the university's leading administrators. Rollins and Benson visit the victim at a psychiatric hospital, where she is undergoing electroshock therapy to erase the memories of her attack
The SVU detectives investigate after a school nurse notices multiple injuries on a young girl. It soon becomes clear that they must stop a clinically psychopathic boy with homicidal tendencies. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A sports reporter seeks Detective Benson's help to accuse a cameraman of rape, but only agrees to press charges after she discovers the man is stalking her. Before the trial begins the team finds out she is pregnant, and ADA Barba must contend with questionable defence tactics as a result
The trial of pimp Bart Ganzel begins. Meanwhile, Detective Cassidy is accused of raping a woman while undercover, resulting in a court appearance of his own. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The detectives respond to a domestic abuse call after prominent R'n'B singer Mischa is brutally beaten by her rapper boyfriend, and the team makes its way to the recording studio to investigate. The performer tells them her boyfriend Caleb is responsible, so Amaro and Fin head to a nearby club to confront him
Detective Rollins comes home to find her sister in her apartment, and the SVU squad does all it can to keep her safe from an unexpected visitor. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Wednesday 24th December 9:00pm EST - USA Network
FBI agent Dana Lewis suspects that a 25-year-old rape-murder case in New York is connected to several unsolved cases across the country and joins the SVU to investigate the crimes. Lewis relentlessly pursues her prime suspect, but Benson and Amaro have their doubts about his guilt. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A janitor violently attacks a school coach, but the SVU team uncovers mitigating circumstances, connecting his behaviour to a history of sexual abuse. They identify more victims of the same predator, including a prisoner Reggie Rhodes (Mike Tyson) on death row. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The team is tasked to track down a man who is picking up and then attacking closet gay married men. After a suspect is apprehended, his attorney manages to muddy the waters regarding the legitimacy of the arrest. Mariska Hargitay and Raúl Esparza star
Two ambitious district attorneys clash over a murder case, and Benson is sure the prosecuting county has wrongly accused a rape victim of killing her ex-boyfriend. New evidence and a different suspect are put forward, but the Suffolk County DA will not cede her case. Hard-hitting drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The SVU's holiday celebrations are disrupted when Detective Tutuola's ex-brother-in-law, Fin, is arrested for a brutal attack on a priest just before Christmas. He protests his innocence despite a significant criminal record, and appeals to the force to find evidence that exonerates him. In the process, a buried church scandal begins to unravel. Starring Ice-T, Mariska Hargitay and Danny Pino
A man goes on a killing spree, leaving Benson and the team to detain a prostitute who is part of his social circle. They use her in a ploy to lure him in. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Reports of sexual abuse surface at an elite private school, prompting Detective Benson and ADA Barba to face off against a powerful administrator to expose decades of secrets. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
When a woman claims that the baby she kidnapped is hers with a respected legal expert, the investigation changes the lives of two families.
A girl disappears after following her older sister to a college party in Manhattan. The SVU detectives pull together to find her, but are thwarted by a hi-tech kidnapper using the internet to cover his tracks. As the case stalls, DA Barba (guest star Raúl Esparza) returns with some unlikely help. Meanwhile, Rollins is distracted when her troubled sister suddenly turns up
A boy is kidnapped while in the care of his father, and the investigation reminds the officers of an unsolved abduction that occurred in the same neighbourhood 13 years earlier. Benson vows to learn from past mistakes to set both cases right. Mariska Hargitay stars
Captain Cragen takes back control of the SVU team, and the detectives are tasked with exposing a sex trafficking operation enslaving young women that has possible terrorist connections. The officers are on the verge of cracking the case when their efforts are halted by Eames, forcing Benson to get creative with the investigation. Crime drama, starring Dann Florek, Kathryn Erbe and Mariska Hargitay
The best-selling author of an erotic novel is attacked and the subsequent investigation leads the team to a popular TV talk-show host. Crime drama, guest starring Anna Chlumsky and Adam Baldwin, with Mariska Hargitay
Part three of three. Cragen wakes up alongside a dead escort, who had been a potential witness. The squad tries to bring the case to a close as the detectives reach breaking point. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Part two of three. The investigation into the warring prostitution rings threatens to tear the SVU team apart, but the squad is determined to uncover the truth. Cragen also stands accused of murder. Return of the crime drama, starring Dann Florek and Mariska Hargitay
The squad reels from the fallout of Capt. Cragen being arrested for the murder of an escort; the arrival of a tough, new captain (Adam Baldwin) increases already high tensions; Detective Amaro struggles with work and his personal life.
Part one of three. A woman is found murdered at a bachelor party in a penthouse apartment, and the detectives discover prominent figures were in attendance, including athletes, hedge-fund managers and the groom-to-be, who is the police commissioner's son. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
After witnessing a kidnapping, Rollins discovers the abductee was a 19-year-old woman involved in the world of body modification. When her leg is found in a canal, they learn another limb was also discovered in the same area 11 years previously, and the same technique was used to sever it. Crime drama, starring Kelli Giddish and Mariska Hargitay
Wednesday 24th December 8:00pm EST - USA Network
A man is abducted and sexually assaulted, a hate crime that bears similarities to another attack two weeks previously, leading the detectives to a Dominican gang named BX9. Crime drama, starring Dann Florek and Mariska Hargitay
When a teenage girl disappears, the squad discovers a suspect who seems to be targeting young, vulnerable women with a similar personal connection; Dr. Huang delves into his past in order to help solve the case.
The detectives try to track down a serial rapist, but have to contend with neighbourhood watch members who become vigilantes. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
The team investigates a rape and kidnapping reported by the victim's husband, who watched events unfold via a webcam at Hong Kong Airport while he waited to come home from a business trip. However, after the ransom demand is met, the woman's debriefing makes Benson suspicious. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
A woman is subjected to an attempted rape that bears the telltale signs of a sexual predator - but he was put behind bars in 2004. When the case is reopened, Benson is accused of depriving an innocent man of his liberty, so she works on the theory a copycat is on the loose. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Benson's estranged half-brother shows up in New York asking for her help because Child Services is threatening to take his children away from him. When she asks defence attorney Bayard Ellis to represent her sibling, a seemingly straight forward case turns into a disaster. Elsewhere, a homeless couple find an abandoned baby. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
Benson and Haden's romantic weekend is interrupted when an underage prostitute is reported missing, leading them to discover that several other women have also disappeared after placing ads on the same website. The couple's relationship is put to the test as they race to find the girl. Crime drama, guest starring Harry Connick Jr, with Mariska Hargitay
A gunman invades a family's home, killing the parents and leaving their daughter in a critical condition. As the team struggles to find a motive for such wanton violence, the clues lead to a surprising revelation about Rollins, threatening her career. Crime drama, starring Kelli Giddish
Benson and Amaro arrest a reality show producer for sexually assaulting an aspiring actress who was found unconscious in Central Park - but the situation turns dangerous when the man's distraught son takes drastic action to get him out of jail. Crime drama, guest starring Harry Connick Jr, with Mariska Hargitay and Danny Pino
The CEO of a private military contractor is found drugged and sexually assaulted in a park, but Benson and Amaro's investigation is hampered by the victim's unwillingness to cooperate. As the case progresses, they uncover a much larger crime and conspiracy in Iraq. Drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Danny Pino
The detectives investigate the rape of an actress on stage during an interactive theatre production, only to discover the people in the audience - including her assailant - were all wearing masks. With no other leads, they are forced to track down an obsessive fan of the victim, who filmed the crime. Starring Mariska Hargitay
Sunday 28th December 7:00pm EST - USA Network
Amaro's friend reports that his 14-year-old daughter is missing, only for the detectives to learn she is working as a prostitute - so they set up a sting operation to catch the pimp, and also arrest an aging American football player. Starring Danny Pino and Dann Florek
When a child disappears on his way home from school, Benson and Amaro interview the distraught parents, who don't trust the police; with the help of their TARU tech (Gilbert Gottfried) and a meddling reporter, the detectives narrow the suspects list.
An emotionally disturbed man claims to have witnessed a rape in a hospital. Despite the witness' dubious credibility the SVU investigates, but the alleged victim denies being assaulted. Crime drama, guest starring Natasha Lyonne and Carrie Preston
Sunday 28th December 6:00pm EST - USA Network
Cragen goes undercover when a murder in Brighton Beach leads the team to a thriving mail-order bride business, and hopes to hunt down the killer. Elsewhere, the detectives expose a blackmail scam run by the Russian Mafia. Crime drama, guest starring Timothy Busfield and Izabella Miko
Sunday 28th December 5:00pm EST - USA Network
A music student is raped at gunpoint in her apartment - but although the SVU squad is quick to make an arrest, high-profile defence attorney Bayard Ellis tries to undermine prosecution evidence and damage the victim's credibility. Drama, guest starring Sofia Vassilieva
A baby goes missing, allegedly taken unwittingly by thieves who were unaware it was strapped into the back seat of a car they stole. Benson and Amaro gather statements from the anxious mother and her boyfriend - but discrepancies in their accounts raise suspicions. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
Amanda Rollins is reminded of an unsolved case involving a serial rapist after a woman is attacked, but Benson and Amaro believe the main suspect is innocent, even though DNA evidence ties him to all of the assaults. Guest starring TR Knight, with Mariska Hargitay and Danny Pino
Benson and the team try to determine whether a pregnant 13-year-old girl was raped when she refuses to reveal the identity of the father. The ensuing investigation leads the detective to the son of a high-profile political couple - but the case is complicated when a family secret is uncovered and a relative disappears. Guest starring Kyle MacLachlan and Paige Turco
Benson, Fin and new detective Nick Amaro delve into the history of a respected basketball player accused of sexual abuse. Guest starring Dan Lauria and Mehcad Brooks
An African immigrant working as a maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but the man hires some heavyweight lawyers to discredit her story by revealing a fabricated detail on her asylum application. A fellow maid brings the woman into further disrepute, but Benson is still inclined to believe the story. Meanwhile, Stabler's future remains in doubt. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
Annette Fox is walking down the street with her daughter Jenna when a man in a dark hoodie snatches her purse before shooting her in the head, killing her. Annette had been due to testify in a rape case against high-profile hairdresser Luke Ronson, who swears to Benson and Stabler that he was helping out at a homeless shelter at the time. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Fourteen-year-old Hunter Mazelon is charged with breaking into a woman's apartment with the apparent intention of raping her - but he throws the investigation into turmoil by accusing Stabler of molesting him. Served with an injunction, the detective has to stay away from the teenager and his mother, while the prosecution team struggles to build a case against the boy in what is almost a victimless crime. Guest starring Rita Wilson, Marina Squerciati and Sterling Beaumon
Benson and Stabler try to establish why a baby with no signs of abuse was abandoned outside a gym, and follow a trail of clues that leads them to a nanny who has something to hide. When a series of illicit secrets comes to light, the duo soon have a murder to investigate. Crime drama, guest starring Lori Singer and John Stamos, with Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
A woman accuses her flatmate's brother of rape, but the detectives realise the evidence points to another assailant and are soon talking to a pupil at a nearby school. Novak is brought on board to prosecute the youngster, but finds herself up against a legal heavyweight in the courtroom. Crime drama, guest starring Terrence Howard and Diane Neal
The body of a girl is discovered outside a church by two children, and investigations lead the team members to believe she was killed by someone known to her. Benson and Stabler soon realise that to find the person responsible they will require the help of psychiatrist Captain Jackson (guest star Jeremy Irons). Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A couple confront a businessman who is trying to break into their car, only to discover he has been stabbed.. Benson and Stabler are forced to go undercover in a modern-day swingers club, posing as a married couple but in reality seeking information about possible suspects. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Wednesday 24th December 7:00pm EST - USA Network
A gruesome work of art in a painter's studio leads to the discovery of a woman's body in the flat above. Benson and Stabler investigate the victim's personal contacts and establish she could have suffered bullying at the wine business she co-founded. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A woman who hosts a talk show that specialises in catching sexual predators is helped by the detectives to apprehend her latest target, but they also discover she has a stalker
Benson and Stabler are appalled to discover that students at Westmore University watched a live internet broadcast of a woman being raped and never contacted the police. Another live stream is discovered showing the victim in an abandoned building begging for help, and when the detectives manage to trace the address they find a link to an abduction case that is still unsolved
Sunday 28th December 4:00pm EST - USA Network
A team investigates a young French model's claim that, after being brought to New York on a billionaire's private jet, she was raped by him at his 50th birthday party. The girl reveals there was another youngster on the plane, so Benson and Stabler try to trace the whereabouts of the potential witness
Benson and Warner attend the scene after assistant district attorney Page Ferguson falls to her death from the top of a multi-storey car park. Warner examines the body and initially concludes that the victim had been raped and cut with a knife, while Benson learns that she was leading a unit that prosecuted a gang of drug dealers - the head of which recently started a prison sentence due to her work
Sunday 28th December 3:00pm EST - USA Network
Stabler and Benson investigate the rape of Debbie Shields in her home and are approached by Captain Jackson, who is the father of the victim's partner Ann and a psychiatrist specialising in treating sex addicts. A particular phrase used by the assailant strikes a chord with Jackson, but he refuses to say why due to doctor-patient confidentiality - and Stabler goes undercover at his rehabilitation clinic after there is a similar attack in Virginia. Guest starring Jeremy Irons
Sunday 28th December 2:00pm EST - USA Network
Benson and Stabler investigate after Larissa Welsh's boyfriend returns home to find her unconscious, tied to a chair, covered in razor cuts and wearing nothing but some underwear labelled 'Brandy', before a naked man jumps out and attacks him. Back at headquarters, Munch and Fin search for similar cases and discover two girls have been attacked in the same manner, and further evidence points toward the existence of a paedophile ring. Guest starring Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black, Hawaii Five-0)
Sunday 28th December 1:00pm EST - USA Network
The team is called in when the body of a badly beaten teenager is found on a ride at an amusement park, and the detectives find evidence of underground fight clubs for youngsters. Fin and Stabler interrupt a meeting of the club in woodland, where they arrest the victim's uncle Joe Gilbert and Hank Roberts, stepfather of the boy who fought him, who is also brought in for questioning. Stabler has a hunch that the youngster is being physically abused at home and goes to his house to confront Hank and his wife Sandra. Guest starring Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Joey)
Cragen orders Benson off a case when the search of a crime scene turns up DNA evidence that Vivian Arliss, the mother of her ward Calvin, was in the house. Fearing that an attorney could later use her personal stake in the situation against the police in court, Benson secretly ignores his command and continues her quest to locate Vivian, while fighting to keep custody of the boy. Guest starring Maria Bello
As Stabler is waiting to address a Take Back the Night rally at Hudson University, Bethany Jennings accuses fellow student Chuck Mills of raping her and the detective arrests him. ADA Sonya Paxton tells the team that since there is no clear evidence nor any witnesses, it is impossible to establish whether consent was given and Chuck must be released. However, he is soon accused of another crime. Starring Christopher Meloni
Sunday 28th December 12:00pm EST - USA Network
Benson is visited by FBI agent Dana Lewis, who claims she has been raped while working on an undercover project, but is worried if she reports it to her superiors they would pull her off the case and everything that she had achieved would go to waste. The detective persuades Dana to let her and Stabler investigate and they follow her to a staged protest against the building of a mosque organised by the group she had infiltrated. Guest starring Marcia Gay Harden (Miller's Crossing, Damages)
Sunday 28th December 11:00am EST - USA Network
Benson and Stabler are called to an industrial laundry where an environmental activist has been found raped and murdered, with CCTV footage leading them to a car registered to a man who died nine months previously. The detectives visit his son Jason, who tries to make a break for it with a box containing some very odd items, one of which is linked to the victim. Another artefact leads to a woman who reported being raped back in the 1960s, but she now has Alzheimer's and Benson has to talk to her daughter Vivian. The Crime drama, guest starring Alex Kingston, Maria Bello and R Lee Ermey
Businessman Bill Dixon is attacked in his apartment and Stabler and Benson arrive to find that he has been drugged, stripped, tied up, sexually violated and had the word 'ruiner' carved into his chest. They discover a large box had been delivered to the apartment block two hours beforehand, which was probably how the assailant gained access, and then another man is attacked in a similar way
A PR executive is found dead in a fountain and Stabler and Benson have to untangle a web of love, lies and jealousy in order to find the killer. The victim's husband reveals he had been sent a tape of his wife having sex with a stranger and that she had made several enemies through her work at a soft drinks company. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
Stabler and Benson investigate when a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run incident at a local farmers' market, but Warner rules it as a murder after discovering the victim was being starved and had recently given birth. The detectives learn she and her brother had been sold to a shady organisation by her desperate father, and US attorney Christine Danielson vows to help expose the traffickers. Guest starring Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) and Gloria Reuben (ER)
Sunday 28th December 10:00am EST - USA Network
Benson and Stabler are called in when a woman is admitted to hospital after being found in a distressed state on a bus, claiming to have been raped. She tells the detectives it is the fourth time she has been assaulted by the same man over the past 15 years, but runs off before they get to ask any more questions. Crime drama, guest starring Jennifer Love Hewitt
Sunday 28th December 9:00am EST - USA Network
Benson and Stabler are called to the hospital after the reported rape of a 10-year-old girl, who is so traumatised she won't speak at first, but eventually reveals that the attacker took pictures of her. A media frenzy is sparked when another victim comes forward and the detectives once again cross paths with Erik Weber, the leader of anti-paedophile vigilante group COAP, who points the finger at church warden Edwin Adelson. Guest starring Henry Ian Cusick and Stephen Tobolowsky
The drama about an NYPD team specialising in sexual crimes returns. Mackenzie Burton disappears from her family home while her mother Pam is taking a bath and when Benson and Stabler investigate, they can find no sign of forced entry. The girl's father tells them that Mackenzie was adopted and also reveals that he and his wife's biological daughter Ella was abducted 10 years previously - a case that remains unsolved. Guest starring Joan Cusack, Peter Strauss and Henry Ian Cusick
Detectives Benson and Stable investigate when a 10-year-old girl goes missing; detectives try to identify a girl who is so traumatized after being raped that she cannot tell them her name.
Investigation into the death of a young boy leads to a gambling ring; Benson questions Detective Qadri's involvement in the case of a district attorney who fell to her death.
Benson and Stabler are called in to investigate when eght-year-old Nicholas Olsen is kidnapped and discover that his mother Sophie is under a restraining order to stay away from him. She denies having anything to do with the abduction, but evidence in her apartment suggests otherwise and Marlowe accuses her of hiring somebody to snatch her son. Guest starring Isabelle Huppert
The team investigates the rapes of several teenage girls in Central Park, but rookie cop Brad Fletcher jeopardises the case when he rashly apprehends and attacks a suspect. Marlowe lays into the officer for potentially ruining her case with his actions, but she is stunned when Cragen then informs her NYPD records show nobody by the name of Brad Fletcher in the system
Stabler and Benson set out to track down a pregnant rape victim who has disappeared from hospital and uncover an illegal adoption operation, leading them to pose as husband and wife to obtain the evidence they need to trap those responsible. Meanwhile, ADA Marlowe clashes with Cragen over the lack of protection for the missing woman
Stabler's former colleague Jo Marlowe (Sharon Stone) joins the SVU as the team's new ADA and questions a fire marshal's version of events after a man is accused of setting a fire in which his two daughters died. Marlowe believes the suspect's claims of innocence and calls in private investigator Iggy Drexel - who comes up with another theory about how the blaze started. Guest starring Brad Dourif (Deadwood)
The detectives investigate the rape and murder of Laura Santiago, an animal rights campaigner who had been working on a documentary exposing shocking facts about the meat-processing industry. Her mentor, journalist Jake Bradshaw, tells them certain businesses did not like what she was doing and points them to the location of her last shoot
Benson and Stabler are called to the scene when a young man is discovered bludgeoned to death in a storage room at a hotel and a wallet found nearby identifies him as 16-year-old Andrew Hingham. But the teenager contacts his mother while the detectives are questioning her and after rewatching surveillance footage, the pair quickly realise that the real Andrew was with the murder victim in a romantic capacity. They propose that he murdered his boyfriend in a jealous rage - a possibility that becomes more likely with the news that Andrew spent time in a psychiatric ward for schizophrenia
Investigative journalist Jane Whitmore is found dead in her bed with an X carved into her cheek and her throat slashed. Inquiries lead the team to drug rehab centre worker Ned Bogden, who has been accused of eliciting sexual favours from his patients, and Cragen links him to unsolved murders from the 1970s committed by the so-called Bedtime Butcher. Guest starring Jaclyn Smith, Ann-Margret and William Atherton
Benson and Stabler are called in to investigate when Cara Raleigh is found beaten in her home. Multiple sclerosis has left the former opera singer a quadriplegic and unable to speak, but by blinking she informs the detectives she was raped, but did not know her assailant. Cara's sister Janice points the finger of suspicion at three male nurses from an agency who she had fired after some cheques went missing. Guest starring Jill Scott (The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
Lainie McCallum claims to have been raped - although Stabler and Benson have little information to go on until she mentions the attack stopped when a woman pulled the man off her and punched him. The detectives track down the suspected assailant, but Lainie collapses during the subsequent trial and the only hope of securing a conviction is to persuade the eyewitness to speak out. However, she is reluctant to testify because she is an illegal immigrant who was the victim of war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The team investigates the abduction and killing of a woman in a building owned by powerful investment banker Richard Morgan. Munch realises the murder echoes a crime committed 20 years previously and the man found guilty of it is still in prison, and reveals Morgan was the key witness in his trial and delivered the evidence that ultimately convicted him. Guest starring Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives)
Wednesday 24th December 6:00pm EST - USA Network
Stabler and Benson investigate when two prostitutes are found murdered with prayer cards next to their bodies, but their initial enquiries hit a dead end. They get a break when a third victim is found alive and she thinks that her assailant was a religious fanatic who thinks he is saving the women he kills. Starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Benson and Stabler are called in when a woman working with a band is found raped and murdered, and their enquiries lead them to suspect they are searching for a killer apparently targeting members of the gay community. Their investigation is hampered by the interference of lesbian activist Babs Duffy, who has her own agenda. Guest starring comedienne Kathy Griffin
When wealthy couple the Gillettes are found dead, it seems a case of murder-suicide perpetrated by the husband. However, Cragen discovers the crime was a homicide, and Benson and Stabler have to tread carefully since the victims had generously donated to both a police charity and the mayor. Their daughter Anne claims a man has been stalking her, but he turns out to be a detective investigating her for fraud - who also suspects she killed her parents for their money. Guest starring Naveen Andrews (Lost) and Edward Hibbert (Frasier)
Wednesday 24th December 5:00pm EST - USA Network
Benson and Stabler investigate the death of 17-year-old Anna McWilliams and discover she was using an internet site to arrange one-night stands with strangers. Warner reveals Anna was HIV positive - as was the man she was meant to meet on the night she died. Had he been deliberately passing on the virus by having unprotected sex?
Tutuola investigates a series of murders and realises that all of the victims' families were clients of a local charity that assists people who have arrived from other countries. Joe Thagard comes under suspicion when it is discovered that he has been sending abusive letters to immigrants, and the team subsequently raids his flat and finds a list of children's names with the three murder victims crossed out. Lawyer Randall Carver offers to defend Thagard for free, insisting that he had been brainwashed by anti-immigration propaganda on Gordon Garrison's talk show Flashpoint
Stabler fights to prove his partner's innocence when Benson is linked by DNA evidence to the murder of a member of a biker gang that specialised in assassinations and prostitution. Munch and Fin are assigned to the investigation, and as the evidence mounts, the detective's career comes under serious threat
A rape case becomes more complicated when photos of the teenage victim are leaked on the internet - but in court, the trial is adjourned when the defence attorney alleges the girl retracted her statement and he has a witness to the event. Stabler is distracted from proceedings after he is informed his son Dickie has gone missing with his friend Shane - a bad influence with a history of drug abuse
The team investigates the murder of a teenage girl named AJ when a photograph of the crime scene is leaked on the internet and causes a stir. Initial enquiries result in the arrest of the victim's father, but concerns are soon raised about the legitimacy and motives of the therapist she was in the care of prior to her death. Stabler and Benson encounter a strong potential witness, but there is a problem - he is a 16-year-old heroin addict. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
When a Hispanic couple are found murdered in a truck, Benson and Stabler's investigation leads them to link the male victim to a Mexican drug cartel. The case proves more complex than expected when the detectives follow a clue to an abandoned drug den and run into FBI Special Agent Dean Porter (recurring guest star Vincent Spano), who is also working on the case
Benson and Stabler investigate a reported case of child abuse, but are faced with a dilemma when the prime suspect - the victim's stepfather - offers to reveal the identity of a controversial civil rights group's leader in exchange for an amnesty. Guest starring Jim True-Frost (The Wire) and Garret Dillahunt (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Benson and Stabler investigate when a man calls the police after finding a dead woman in his bed after spending the evening at a bar and claims to have no knowledge of how she got there. When the victim is identified as a doctor who works at a clinic where abortions are carried out, it emerges that her life had been threatened in the past. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
When a woman disappears, her boyfriend implicates downstairs neighbour Callum Donovan, an ex-con who Stabler helped put in prison 19 years earlier. As the detectives investigate his alibi, Benson receives a phone call informing him the missing woman's has been spotted in the Hudson river and that she is still alive. Guest starring Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line) and Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood)
Wednesday 24th December 4:00pm EST - USA Network
A former Wall Street financier is questioned in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, whose body has been found stuffed in a suitcase. As inquiries proceed, the focus of the investigation gradually shifts to the CEO of a dating website - whose refusal to discuss the case prompts Benson and Stabler to seek Executive Assistant District Attorney Sonya Paxton's help. Guest starring Eric McCormack (Will & Grace)
The detectives are forced to rely on an officer from another district when a rape victim refuses to talk to anyone except him, but Stabler has doubts about the trustworthiness of their unknown colleague. Introductions to the new ADA do not go well, when she insists an interview with a suspect is brought to a premature close. Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope) joins the cast, with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, and guest star Wentworth Miller (Prison Break)
Friday 2nd January 6:00pm EST - USA Network
A lesbian-rights activist (Kathy Griffin) claims a woman's death was the result of police neglect; several young prostitutes are found dead with homemade prayer cards attached to their bodies.
A criminal performing community service is suspected of murdering a woman in Central Park, and after he flees, another body is discovered on Coney Island. The detectives track him down to a booby-trapped bunker and manage to apprehend him, only for the killings to continue when he is in custody. Crime drama, guest starring Nick Stahl, with Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
Wednesday 24th December 3:00pm EST - USA Network
A man accused of sexual assault is adamant that he contacted the woman on a fantasy rape website. Benson and Stabler reveal that the victim's computer may have been hacked, leading them to suspect her ex-boyfriend of setting her up - but during the trial, the judge asks the detectives to help solve a 30-year-old murder, which could be connected to the case. Crime drama, guest starring Alan Dale
A teenage girl is hurt in a fall, but doctors discover she is also suffering from injuries sustained in an attack, setting Benson and Stabler off on a search for her assailant. They soon learn she is a kickboxer, which sheds light on the situation - but the case takes a sinister turn with the discovery that she sent erotic photos of herself to fellow pupils. Drama, guest starring Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin), with Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni and Dann Florek
Friday 2nd January 5:00pm EST - USA Network
A woman reports her granddaughter has disappeared, triggering an investigation that leaves Benson and Stabler suspecting the missing girl's irresponsible mother may have abducted her. Unfortunately, the truth proves far less straightforward - and the case ends tragically. Crime drama, guest starring Hilary Duff, with Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
Wednesday 24th December 2:00pm EST - USA Network
Stabler and Tutuola link an artist's death to a similar murder, but receive bad news when another detective is assigned to the case and he does all he can to stop them being a part of the investigation. When a serial killer is suspected of being on the loose, they find out the victims could be linked to a courier company because they all lost baggage on recent holidays. Crime drama, guest starring Delroy Lindo
Friday 2nd January 4:00pm EST - USA Network
Munch investigates the rape and beating of a mute girl who can only communicate by drawing pictures. The case becomes more complicated with the realisation that a sketch of her attacker resembles a local priest, who may have antagonised some of his parishioners because of his controversial practices. Crime drama, starring Richard Belzer
Friday 2nd January 3:00pm EST - USA Network
A single murder quickly becomes a case involving three bodies, leaving Benson, Stabler and a strip club owner hunting a killer whose motives seemingly stem from a misguided sense of righteousness rather than ordinary criminality. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni
Wednesday 24th December 1:00pm EST - USA Network
The team investigates the murder of a paediatrician who had threatened to sue his former employers and the police after being convicted of sexually assaulting four young men in his care. One of the patients is identified as the chief suspect in the case - but Dr Huang discovers he might not have been responsible for his actions
Wednesday 31st December 2:03am EST - USA Network
Benson and Stabler investigate the case of a man who has been found badly beaten in a strip club's car park, and discover the victim has no recollection of what happened to him. Further inquiries reveal he is embroiled in a bitter separation with his partner - and suggest their teenage child, who wants to undergo gender realignment therapy, could hold the key to the case. Guest starring Alex Kingston
When a girl is kidnapped from her home, the detectives initially suspect her father, who has a criminal record for robbery and rape, and is not allowed near his daughter. However, when they investigate the mother's crooked father they learn he has misplaced a bag of diamonds he was holding for a colleague, leading them to believe the child's abduction could be an act of revenge. Crime drama, guest starring Ron Eldard
The detectives try to identify a teenager's body found in the Hudson River. They discover she had recently been in Ukraine and assume she had been trafficked for sex, but when they press a pimp for information he reveals he never met the victim - she was actually a maths prodigy and US citizen who attended a school for gifted students. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
Wednesday 24th December 3:03am EST - USA Network
The detectives investigate when a woman appears on a family's doorstep claiming to be their daughter, who went missing four years ago. She says she had been abducted and kept as a sex slave, and although some details of her story do not check out Benson is sure she has been abused, and is determined to uncover the truth of the case. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni
Wednesday 24th December 2:05am EST - USA Network
A woman is left beaten and raped with no memory of what happened, putting Benson and Stabler on the trail of a serial offender who uses drugs to control women. They manage to locate the culprit, but the subsequent prosecution is hampered by a previous victim's refusal to testify and the case comes dangerously close to falling apart. Drama, guest starring Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica)
Tuesday 30th December 7:00pm EST - USA Network
The death of a marine who became pregnant after being raped on active service in Iraq brings the unit into conflict with the Pentagon. She is found to have been killed by a method taught to elite troops and Greylek has to fight the military to retain jurisdiction of the case, while Benson's flashbacks of her own sexual assault may be clouding her judgement. Starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Tuesday 30th December 6:00pm EST - USA Network
A woman claims to have been raped by a stranger to hide the fact she is a victim of domestic abuse, but later admits that her husband has been beating her because she does not want children with him. While conducting inquiries, Benson stumbles on a shockingly similar case involving the victim's elderly neighbour. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
Tuesday 30th December 5:00pm EST - USA Network
A dead exotic bird is found in a murdered model's bag, leading the detectives to believe it is a coded Mob message, but as they investigate further, her sister believes a rapper called Gots Money is responsible for the crime. However, when tiger saliva is discover on the victim's body, Stabler is forced to go undercover to confront a former people trafficker who is now involved in the exotic animal trade. Crime drama, guest starring Caitlin Fitzgerald and Outkast singer Antwan Andre Patton
Tuesday 30th December 4:00pm EST - USA Network
Stabler and Munch investigate when a homeless teenager is found burned to death outside a restaurant. The victim's father tells them there could be a link with some violent videos uploaded to the internet, so the team sets up a sting operation which eventually leads them to the same school the dead man had attended - and two groups of girls who are very single-minded
Tuesday 30th December 3:00pm EST - USA Network
Stabler and Benson investigate the death of an astronaut whose body is discovered in the Hudson River. They identify two chief suspects - a drug addict who used the murdered woman's credit card and a man who was barred from the space programme after fighting with the victim. However, a shooting at the precinct jeopardises the detectives' chances of solving the case. Crime drama, guest starring James Brolin, with Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Tuesday 30th December 1:00pm EST - USA Network
The detectives call on the help of Dr Warner when the death of a baby leads Stabler and Benson to crack down on a doctor who claims that Aids does not exist and whose dubious practices have cost several lives. Guest starring Babs Olusanmokun (The Unit, Life on Mars)
Tuesday 30th December 2:00pm EST - USA Network
Stabler's investigation of a robbery leads to his troubled daughter, who broke into a couple's home to use their shower. As he digs deeper into her college life he discovers she has been regularly using drugs and he becomes determined to find and arrest her dealer, and to help her he is forced to reconnect with his estranged mother. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni
Tuesday 30th December 12:00pm EST - USA Network
A teenage boy visits the precinct and confesses he has become sexually attracted to his much younger stepbrother, but Stabler and Benson are unable to act because no crime has been committed. However, his subsequent disappearance forces them to take urgent steps to catch him before he succumbs to the temptation to offend. Starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Tuesday 30th December 11:00am EST - USA Network
The detectives become embroiled in a sensitive case when a seven-year-old boy accuses his foster parents of abusing him. Benson gets the child's file from his caseworker and discovers that his biological mother was a rape victim in one of her unsolved cases and could be the link to catching a serial rapist. Guest starring Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210) and Sara Gilbert (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory)
Tuesday 30th December 10:00am EST - USA Network
Detective Chester Lake is suspected of murdering a police officer, and Fin's investigation into his history reveals he has been working with a freelance team solving cold cases. Details emerge that Lake has kidnapped the friend of a 14-year-old girl who was raped and murdered - but the focus turns to the dead cop as more evidence is uncovered. Drama, starring Adam Beach, Ice-T and Christopher Meloni
Tuesday 30th December 9:00am EST - USA Network
The body of a pregnant woman is found in a burnt-out building, triggering an investigation that leads the team to suspect a wealthy coffee trader and his son may be responsible. The case eventually goes to court, but a mistrial is declared - to the dismay of Novak, who vows to fight on regardless
Benson and Stabler are drawn into a series of psychological games by Merritt Rook (guest star Robin Williams), an engineer whose obsessive hatred of authority proves popular with the public and wins him a cult following. Hard-hitting drama, with Christopher Meloni
An investment banker is found dead and suspicion falls on his boyfriend, a professional American football player desperate to keep his sexuality a secret. However, when details of the case appear in the media, Benson's relationship with the Press is called into question. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni, with Bill Pullman (Independence Day)
Benson goes undercover in a prison to investigate a teenage girl's claims that a guard raped her and has been threatening her jailed mother. Posing as an inmate, she tries to find evidence that systematic abuse is taking place - and faces a terrifying ordeal in the basement of the facility. Starring Mariska Hargitay
Tuesday 30th December 8:00am EST - USA Network
A number of fertilised embryos are stolen from a sperm bank and the team's investigation turns up several unhappy customers - as well as a couple of outspoken anti-fertility activists which likens such clinics as death camps. Before long, Benson and Stabler have their suspects in custody - but a shocking turn of events at the courthouse turns the case into a murder. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Tuesday 23rd December 6:00pm EST - USA Network
A violent sexual assault on a little boy draws Benson and Stabler into a culture clash between Orthodox Jews and the secular authorities - but the investigation ultimately leads them to a 14-year-old with a penchant for preying on younger children. Starring Christopher Meloni
Tuesday 23rd December 5:00pm EST - USA Network
Benson and Lake team up with FBI agent Lauren Cooper to track down a serial killer who has claimed the lives of more than 20 women - but discover that he too has been murdered. The investigation leads them to a warehouse where they find a hidden torture chamber containing a surviving victim - but she later dies, shutting down a vital line of inquiry and complicating the case still further
Tuesday 23rd December 4:00pm EST - USA Network
A socialite's body is found in New York's Central Park, and detectives Benson and Stabler initially suspect her wealthy boyfriend of murder. However, the investigation reveals the victim has been living a double life, posing as a homeless teenager - and the team discovers a street family loyal to its sinister leader. Starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Tuesday 23rd December 3:00pm EST - USA Network
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a 14-year-old immigrant girl, and initially suspect the involvement of a thug with a history of violence - but the case is complicated by the discovery that the victim was married to a 35-year-old polygamist
Tuesday 23rd December 2:00pm EST - USA Network
The SVU puts out a media appeal for information on a youngster found on the streets of New York covered in someone else's blood. The child's alleged father turns up to collect him, but tests reveal he is not biologically related - a development that makes Stabler doubt whether Kathy's unborn child is really his. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Tuesday 23rd December 1:00pm EST - USA Network
Stabler and the team become embroiled in the hard-hitting world of ultimate fighting when a teenager's body is found with her lips cut off. DNA traces lead to a cage fighter with a dubious record, while footage from the victim's mobile phone offers a link to two members of a university fraternity house. Starring Christopher Meloni
Tuesday 23rd December 12:00pm EST - USA Network
The team's investigation into the abduction of two girls leads to an artist from Louisiana who is in New York on business. The suspect is arrested, but launches a violent attack on Fin, and the revelation that he has schizophrenia forces Novak to confront her own past. Starring Diane Neal, Ice-T and Ayre Gross
Tuesday 23rd December 11:00am EST - USA Network
A college student is found murdered, with the attack bearing all the hallmarks of a notorious serial killer. The detectives believe it is the work of a copycat and their investigation leads them a group of loyal followers, including a man who glorifies the murders in his comic books
Tuesday 23rd December 10:00am EST - USA Network
A student counsellor is murdered in New York, and Benson and Stabler investigate a possible connection to her volunteer work at a refugee centre. They discover she had been helping a taxi driver who claimed to have been tortured after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The trail soon leads the detectives to suspect the involvement of a doctor with links to a company that benefitted financially from the Iraq war
Tuesday 23rd December 9:00am EST - USA Network
The detectives investigate the attempted murder of a woman found beaten into a coma, and their only witness is her daughter, who has severe learning difficulties. The spotlight soon turns on the victim's husband, who claims to have found his wife on his return home from a business trip - but according to the airline passenger list, was not on the flight. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Tuesday 23rd December 8:00am EST - USA Network
An accusation that a teacher coerced a 15-year-old student into having sex with her is met with the counterclaim by the now-pregnant woman that she was raped. Novak obtains a warrant preventing her from securing an abortion and subsequent DNA tests confirm the boy as the child's father. Huang's suggestion that a personality disorder drew her to the youngster is undermined by incriminating evidence that casts new light on the case. Guest starring Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
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Benson and Stabler investigate a rape case involving a girl and her older sister's boyfriend, but when questioned, the suspect claims he committed the crime in his sleep. When a tip-off leads the detectives into a popular online game, they discover what happened to the victim's older sibling, who mysteriously disappeared. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
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Benson and Stabler investigate a case of alleged child abuse, but soon realise their attention should actually be focused on the woman who made the report. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Tuesday 30th December 7:00am EST - USA Network
The son of Fin's ex-wife stands trial for the rape and murder of a woman and her baby but, after having had the first case revoked, his lawyer tries to get him off the charges again by discrediting the SVU. Benson, Fin and Stabler are ordered to appear as witnesses for the defence in court, where questionable past decisions come back to haunt them. Guest starring Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges
A boy's mutilated body is found in a basement, raising suspicions that he fell victim to a sex offender living in the area. However, another youngster later alleges he died accidentally during an illegal a fight club bout - leading Benson and Stabler to an unexpected discovery. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni
A CIA agent's fiancee is raped and murdered by a professional hitman, suggesting an assassination, but the detectives suspect a man who looks like the victim's partner could have invented the story to carry out an affair. Crime drama, guest starring Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck), with Christopher Meloni
Wednesday 24th December 6:00am EST - USA Network
Benson is forced to cooperate with an FBI agent trying to track down her brother, who is fleeing sexual assault charges. However, the pressure proves too much for her to handle, and she loses control during another case, prompting Cragen to send her home. Guest starring Vincent Spano (Rumble Fish), with Mariska Hargitay
A woman is found to be having a sexual relationship with one of her daughter's classmates, and investigations reveal she may also have supplied alcohol for a high-school party at which another student died. Guest starring Becca Mills (Grey's Anatomy) and Laura Leighton (Melrose Place)
The discovery of a murdered man in a graveyard leads Munch to discover he was a rent boy, who had recently made calls to a church that has notorious anti-gay beliefs. The institution's founder confesses to the crime when the evidence mounts against him, but the detectives suspect he is taking the blame for someone else when his wife reveals he had started preaching tolerance. Crime drama, starring Richard Belzer
Benson locates her long-lost brother's house in New Jersey, only to discover he is suspected of stalking three women and breaking into their homes. Back at base, the detective investigates a serial rapist attacking men in Central Park when a third victim is found and questioned, but the man refuses to testify for fear of his fiancee's reaction. Crime drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
A woman's one-year-old baby is kidnapped, leading Stabler and Benson to suspect her estranged husband is the perpetrator. When the detectives learn he has an alibi and uncover flaws in the mother's story, they accuse her of killing the child, which leads her to commit suicide. With the baby still missing and the case wide open, they discover her former partner was not the baby's biological father. Guest starring Pablo Schreiber (The Wire)
A material witness in the murder of a Mob lawyer's wife dies while being restrained by Stabler, who strenuously maintains that he did nothing wrong. Unfortunately for him, the evidence contradicts his protestations of innocence, and he finds himself suspended and facing charges of causing death by using excessive force. Drama, guest starring Carey Elwes (Saw), with Christopher Meloni
An investigation into a suspected child pornography case has unexpected consequences, leading Benson to a company testing potentially toxic chemicals on the unsuspecting tenants of a building. Unfortunately, she is also exposed to toxic agents, and develops medical symptoms similar to those exhibited by the victims. Crime, starring Mariska Hargitay
Fin investigates an alleged rape at the college where his son works, and is joined by a Brooklyn detective who believes the perpetrator is the same man he is hunting for a string of murders. The pair agree that the culprit is responsible for both sets of crimes, and discover that each victim attended a certain health clinic - leading them to suspect a doctor is guilty of the atrocities. Crime drama, starring Ice-T
A woman accuses her estranged husband of breaking into her home and raping her. As the man has no history of violence and the victim refuses to allow her daughter to answer questions, the detectives are split over where the truth lies, and Benson is concerned that Stabler's judgement is being clouded by his own divorce. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A priest asks Stabler to meet a terminally ill man who has a secret he wants to share with his estranged daughter, leading the detective to discover the patient's involvement in a series of unsolved bank robberies during the 1970s. As the investigation progresses, they discover a bomb shelter containing millions of dollars and the skeleton of his former partner in crime. Guest starring Brian Dennehy and Paget Brewster, with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Benson and Stabler struggle to identify the cause of a woman's death in Central Park, and follow a trail of clues that leads to a mute homeless man, who turns out to be a better witness than anticipated. After they discover a rare toxic agent was the murder weapon, and that the victim was a millionaire, they suspect her husband could be the culprit because his dance troupe had been in financial difficulty. Guest starring Chris Sarandon (ER), with Mariska Harqitay and Christopher Meloni
Two children are found alive in the back of a submerged van, triggering an investigation when the detectives discover they had been handcuffed to their seats. They uncover a connection between an unusual form of therapy and shady adoption agencies, leading them to a seemingly abusive foster family. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A distinctive tattoo on the body of a dead teenage girl eventually leads Stabler and Beck to a foster home - which proves to be a cover for a child-prostitution ring. Learning the victim was one of several girls working for a pimp named Victor, the pair set about convincing the others to testify against him. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Novak tries to track down Benson, whose testimony is vital to the successful outcome of a rape prosecution - but she is living under the assumed identity of a green activist and has infiltrated a group suspected of being eco-terrorists. Arrested during a confrontation with police, she is questioned over her fellow members' suspected involvement in a murder, and sets out to prove their innocence. Drama, starring Mariska Hargitay
When a rape victim dies while confronting her attacker, the detectives investigate only to discover the criminal has more victims. The men responsible for killing Dani's husband attempt to contact her from inside prison. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Stabler and Beck arrest a homeless man on suspicion of the rape and murder of a woman and her 10-year-old daughter - only to find he is actually Munch's estranged uncle Andrew (guest star Jerry Lewis). As the case proceeds, a new suspect is identified, but the evidence against him is thrown out in court - and events build to a tragic conclusion. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Connie Nielsen
Beck is convinced a high-profile lawyer is guilty of rape when they charge him for assaulting a woman, but is later released on bail. With little evidence to support the case, the detective maps the suspect's movements, leading him to discover a spate of unsolved attacks, and takes a chance by pursuing a lead on a 30-year-old crime. Guest starring Robin Weigert (Deadwood), with Connie Nielsen
Stabler and Tutuola search for a kidnapped 17-year-old girl with a genetic condition that makes her appear much younger than she is, afraid she may have fallen into the clutches of a paedophile. As the case progresses, they find compelling evidence that the abduction was staged, and that the so-called victim had her own reasons for wanting to disappear. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Ice-T
Benson visits a woman who arrived at the hospital with her head shaved, having been brutally raped. When the victim refuses to submit to testing, unorthodox methods are adopted to acquire evidence, but further investigation reveals the case has implications beyond that of a sexual assault. Drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Kristen Bush
An unstable woman stops taking her medication and kills 10 people with her car - an offence blamed on a former rock star who has begun waging a campaign against the abuse of psychiatric drugs. Under pressure from Cragen, a sympathetic Novak has no choice but to pursue a prosecution - and the trial attracts intense media attention. Guest starring Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
Stabler and Tutuola investigate an eight-year-old boy's claims that he has been abused, and discover his family has a turbulent history. The case soon develops into a kidnap mystery, and Benson, enjoying her new job in the computer-crime unit, is drafted in to help resolve matters. With guest star Kate Mulgrew and Christopher Meloni
With Benson transferred to the computer crime division, Stabler is teamed up with a new partner to investigate an assault on a 16-year-old girl who has had her finger severed. Though the newcomer's treatment of two teenage suspects causes ructions between the two detectives, they focus on discovering the reasons for the assault - and learn that obesity is to be used as a defence. Anthony Anderson and Natalie Cole guest star alongside Christopher Meloni
The detectives hunt down a dangerous sex offender Victor Paul Gitano, who has kidnapped two children after murdering their parents. The officers relationship is strained when the criminal injures Benson and kills one of the hostages in front of Stabler, but they manage to pull themselves together to follow a promising lead, but the paedophile manages to outwit them. Guest starring Lou Diamond Phillips
Fin's son Ken is arrested while trying to dig up a dead body at night, and ends up suspected of murder. At the police station, his story does not quite add up, and it turns out he has been covering for his cousin. However, when the guilty party is charged he uses a technicality to have his confession ruled inadmissible. Guest starring Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Ernest Waddell
A student's body is found dumped in an area frequented by prostitutes, and it soon becomes clear she was deeply involved in the worlds of online gambling and high-stakes poker. As the investigation proceeds, Stabler and Tutuola find themselves on the trail of a famous American footballer and an undercover police officer. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Ice-T
Two men are implicated in the rape and murder of a Canadian student, and the team finds enough evidence to have them charged - but the disappearance of the sole witness forces the judge to dismiss the case. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
The murder of a successful lawyer who moonlighted as a stripper leads Benson and Stabler to her secret lover - but the death of a second woman, who was seemingly killed in similar circumstances, raises the possibility that their suspect is being framed. Guest starring Rebecca De Mornay, with Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
The team traces an abandoned baby back to a college student who claims she was raped and did not realise she was pregnant. However, her story is thrown into doubt when the team discovers this is not the first time she has been suspected of dumping a newborn
When a girl is abducted on her way home from school, the investigation reveals she has leukaemia, which had not been previously been diagnosed. As the team races to find her before she dies from her illness, Warner is sent to deliver the ransom to the kidnapper, but a botched meeting threatens to derail the case. Crime drama, starring Tamara Tunie and Christopher Meloni
A youngster shoots dead the crooked businessman who murdered his mother, and faces a heavy sentence - until his lawyer concocts a novel defence. Inspired by an academic study, she tries to pin blame for the crime on the widespread use of firearms in modern American society, arguing it has become a kind of disease. Unfortunately, her argument provokes the anger of a local gun owners' association
Wednesday 24th December 12:00pm EST - USA Network
The detectives investigate the stabbing of a teenager at a private Catholic School, but soon discover the main suspect is lying to protect his sister, who was bullied by the boy because she was raised by a gay couple. However, when the girl's biological mother is deemed too ill to look after her, it raises moral issues about her upbringing when her grandparents, who want to claim custody of the child, accuse the girl's lesbian carder of abusing her. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni
Two sisters abducted from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are found in Central Park, with their third sibling still in the hands of a sex offender. The detectives make a public appeal and manage to get a lead, but attempts to find the kidnapper are hampered by the interference of a pushy journalist, and the case takes a sudden turn when the perpetrator is linked to a batch of stolen anthrax
A pregnant teenager is attacked and loses her baby as a result of the injuries she sustains - but during the team's search for her assailant, it gradually becomes clear that she helped to orchestrate events. Novak and Branch realise her boyfriend was also involved, but disagree over the appropriate action to take against him. Starring Diane Neal and Fred Dalton Thompson
Benson goes undercover to meet a man suspected of raping three woman he met through a speed-dating service. The case takes on a new complexity when the suspect's new wife drinks herself into a coma after testifying against him, and he asks for her feeding tube to be turned off - against the wishes of the woman's mother. Guest starring Dean Cain, Veronica Cartwright and Teri Garr
Building workers at a playground find the remains of a boy who disappeared more than 20 years previously, and when Stabler visits the school attended by the victim, a teacher tells him about the disappearance of four Puerto Rican children in 1978. As he investigates, a link is made to a case being worked on by lab technician Millie Vizcarrondo
A sniper fires into a schoolyard, killing one pupil and wounding others before fleeing, leaving behind a rifle that is eventually linked to a gun store owned by the head of a neo-Nazi organization. A suspect is eventually arrested - but Munch is shot during the ensuing trial. Richard Belzer and Ice-T star
The detectives examine the deaths of two gay men, both of whom were labelled as 'killers' by their murderer. Further investigation reveals the victims had an aggressive strain of HIV, leading the team to consider the possibility that the suspect is a vigilante operating in the interests of an Aids-awareness group. CCH Pounder (The Shield) guest stars, with BD Wong, Dann Florek and Diane Neal
Stabler finds himself involved in an assault case concerning his former partner's teenage son, who assaulted a female friend during a drug-induced rage. However, the conflict between the detective's work and personal life leads him to the verge of a breakdown and places the squad's reputation in danger. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni
Wednesday 24th December 11:00am EST - USA Network
Benson receives an alarming call from a little girl who seems to have been abducted. Establishing the child's name and gaining some background information provides a starting point, but her captor's ability with electronics makes convincing the agent's colleagues extremely difficult. Mariska Hargitay stars
Benson saves an alleged rape victim from suicide, only for her to die when the case goes to trial. Further investigation reveals she may not have been as innocent as she seemed, uncovering a complex web of deceit and abduction surrounding the sperm centre where the dead woman used to work. Detective drama, starring Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni and Dann Florek
Ray Schenkel is released from prison 20 years after being convicted of rape. When a teenage girl is indecently assaulted on the route he would have taken home, Stabler goes undercover as a recently paroled sex offender to get into the same therapy group and halfway house as Schenkel. Crime drama, guest starring Robert Patrick, with Christopher Meloni
Stabler and Benson take on the US army when an investigation into the violent behaviour of two police officers leads them to believe the anti-malaria drug issued by the armed forces is responsible for their behaviour. Last episode in the series, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
Stabler and the team investigate the discovery of a woman's severed head, following a trail of clues that leads to her boyfriend, who works as a butcher. At first his trade makes him seem a likely subject - but later developments suggest the involvement of a gang selling black-market body parts to people awaiting transplants
A woman is sexually assaulted in a nightclub and her nine-month-old baby is thrown out of a car, triggering an investigation that leads Benson and Stabler to an elderly woman and her drug-dealing daughter-in-law. Digging deeper, they unravel a complicated story of addiction, abuse, desperation and robbery
A woman is found raped and murdered with $500 stuffed into her mouth, and fingerprint evidence leads to an attorney representing a powerful family. As investigations proceed, Benson and Stabler struggle to find enough evidence for a conviction - and Novak becomes the victim of an attack. Guest starring Alfred Molina and Angela Lansbury
A teenage runaway is sought in connection with the murder of her neurotic, overbearing mother - but Benson feels there are mitigating circumstances, and enlists the help of a prominent children's right's lawyer to establish what really happened
An alleged psychic comes forward with seemingly accurate information on the whereabouts of a missing 18-year-old - but Stabler is convinced that his uncanny knowledge of the case indicates he is somehow involved in her disappearance. Drama, guest starring Martin Short
When a girl's body is discovered, Stabler gets a second chance to nail a suspected child rapist and killer from 14 years ago. The team are given just 24 hours to question their man and secure the evidence they need - but Cragen and Benson fear their partner's professional judgement might be clouded by hatred for his quarry. Matthew Modine guest stars
A wealthy couple are found dead at their home and it soon becomes apparent that the killings are connected to a drug-smuggling ring. The detectives realise the same gang is responsible for forcing former ADA Alex Cabot into hiding - and persuade her to return and face them. Crime drama, guest starring Stephanie March (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Mitch Pileggi (The X Files)
Benson and Stabler are called in to investigate the death of a 15-year-old girl, and discover that beneath her chaste exterior she was not only part of an online dating group with a tangled love life, but was also HIV positive. On making further inquiries, the detectives realise she was the victim of an older man's obsession - but someone kills him before they can make an arrest
The team is baffled by the violent murder of a prostitute who was knocked down by a car and beaten to death while talking on her phone in the street, until Stabler's son suggests the crime appears to be modelled on a scene from a popular video game. A trail of clues leads the squad to a teenage couple who claim to be unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality, but the one piece of evidence that could put them behind bars is not allowed to be used for fear of jeopardising an ongoing anti-terror investigation
The team re-opens a 20-year-old case after receiving a letter pinpointing the location of the remains of a seven-year-old boy. Their initial investigations focus on a paedophile who is on death row for murdering another child, but he denies ever touching the victim. However, the focus of the inquiry shifts when the last person to see the boy alive is found dead. Starring Mariska Hargitay
The detectives encounter complications when investigating a case in which a would-be rapist was killed by his intended victim. Graffiti found at the scene of the death leads Stabler and Benson to suspect a male street artist, but when his identical twin sister confesses to the crime, an unlikely trail of secrets is uncovered revealing the siblings' true genetic identities. Starring Mariska Hargitay
The team investigate a nine-year-old's claims that she has been molested by her football coach - and their inquiries prompt a string of other children to come forward with similar stories. Stabler struggles to cope with the case as it involves victims who are of a similar age to his daughters - and is taken aback by the child's subsequent confession that she lied about the identity of her abuser. Guest starring Mary Stuart Masterson
During a surveillance operation, Fin stumbles upon a robbery where he attempts to save a child - and almost loses his life in the process. The incident results in him receiving a pair of blasts from the past, as he is reunited with his son and reopens a long-abandoned missing person's case
The team are called to investigate three violent sexual attacks against women, including two who were disabled. They enlist the aid of Dr Rebecca Hendricks, a former policewoman turned psychiatrist, who helps them track down a suspect - but it turns out he's homosexual. Mariska Hargitay stars
A college student files a claim of rape against her professor, but he insists that it was consensual sex. Benson and Stabler try to discover which of them is telling the truth, but over the course of their investigation they find themselves taking opposing sides. Meanwhile, Myra's attorney reveals that Kathy has moved out - and taken the children with her
A cult leader is identified as the seducer of a 12-year-old girl who has been admitted to hospital with pregnancy-related complaints. However, the investigation is hindered by his followers' slavish devotion and refusal to co-operate with the team. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A boy is killed by his teenage neighbour, but the victim's psychiatrist is caught between anger at the crime and his guilt for recommending a boot camp for emotionally disturbed youngsters that the killer blames for his actions. When it emerges the youth's motives may not be as clear-cut, Stabler fears for the father's reaction. With guest star Kyle MacLachlan
A teenager is found beaten and tied up in a disused college dormitory. She claims to have been the victim of a rape, but as the investigation progresses, her story begins to unravel and she retracts the allegation. Benson is convinced she is telling the truth and proceeds with his inquiries - despite the objections of her overbearing stepfather. Mariska Hargitay stars
The detectives are taunted by a serial killer who leaves clues about his next target scattered across the city. With the notes signed in the name of a Seventies murderer, it appears they have a copycat on the loose. Hoping to learn some detail about the present killer, they visit the one surviving victim of the original, a woman who was recently quizzed about the case by a reporter
The detectives investigate the rape of a teenage TV personality. After learning of her unpopularity within the community for her raunchy antics on and off camera, they are shocked to discover her suspected attacker may have been acting on the suggestion of a controversial DJ who had been baiting the young star over the airwaves
Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a mother and daughter, and uncover a conspiracy between a corrupt immigration attorney and gangsters running a prostitution ring involving women smuggled into the country. Starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
Wednesday 24th December 10:00am EST - USA Network
A woman is arrested after the attempted kidnapping a six-year-old girl, and tells officers the child is her daughter. DNA evidence appears to support her claim, and the ensuing investigation uncovers a fertility doctor's unethical practices, prompting a custody battle between the child's biological parent and the woman who gave birth to her. Christopher Meloni stars
A school headmistress is caught on camera sexually assaulting a teenage boy, but her behaviour later proves to have been caused by an operable brain tumour, prompting Novak and the team to allow a plea bargain. Unfortunately, the case turns out to have unforeseen complications. Starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Diane Neal
Novak enlists Clark's help to gather evidence against a judge whose unacceptable bias in two child abuse cases has resulted in the death of a youngster and the wrongful imprisonment of an innocent woman. Hard-hitting police drama, starring Diane Neal, Marlo Thomas, Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of an elderly woman, who they learn was dying of cancer but had been determined to live out her final days to the full - a philosophy that encompassed dating a variety of men. However, when the detectives learn her most recent gentleman callers all have alibis, they turn their attention to the murder weapon and realise they are looking for a serial killer. Anthony Rapp and Jane Krakowski guest star
Detective Munch becomes personally involved in the prosecution of a terminally ill embryologist who is accused of assisting a depressed woman in committing suicide. Evidence points overwhelmingly to her guilt - but the jury finds it hard to decide her fate. Hard-hitting police drama, guest starring Marlee Matlin
The rape and murder of a criminology student leads detectives Stabler and Benson onto the trail of a killer with an expert knowledge of forensics. The detectives soon put the victim's mentor on their list of suspects when they discover he's an ex-con whom Captain Cragen arrested as a teenager, but evidence suggests someone might have tried to frame him for the crime
An assistant district attorney is found strangled in his car in an area of the Bronx notorious for prostitution. Benson is shocked to realise she briefly dated the victim and refuses to believe he would have paid for sex. As investigations get underway, however, DNA evidence reveals the deceased might have been gay. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Wednesday 24th December 8:00am EST - USA Network
The police discover a 12-year-old boy posted sinister threats toward a girl on a website chat room and suspect his anger stems from sexual abuse. The trail soon leads Benson and Stabler to a wealthy billionaire known for his generous donations to charities and his hospitality for young houseguests. However, the detectives struggle to make a conviction because their suspect paid the child's parents to prevent their son revealing the truth
The team investigates the death of a six-year-old boy, who is believed to have collapsed during an exorcism at a late-night church service. However, the child's foster parents and social worker come under suspicion when forensics reveal the victim was smothered before the rite took place. Starring Christopher Meloni, Ice-T and Richard Belzer
Stabler and Benson investigate when the body of a teenage girl is found in the boot of a car. The detectives visit the private school she attended and soon learn she was a fearsome bully who enjoyed tormenting other girls, meaning the list of suspects could be endless. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A bystander is killed in a robbery, traumatising his mentally ill wife, who is later suspected of physically abusing their child. The police take the youngster into protective custody, but a lack of evidence forces them to return him home - with tragic consequences. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
When the body of a murdered 16-year-old girl is uncovered, the detectives retrace the victim's final hours. The case takes a dramatic turn when they discover the youngster was pregnant, and that she and the baby's father were related by blood. As the investigation continues, their findings have devastating repercussions for two families. Drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
Investigations into a suspected ritualistic murder of a young African boy lead the Unit to focus their efforts on a slave-trading ring operating from Nigeria. Hard-hitting series chronicling the life and crimes of the New York Police Department, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A man is accused of murdering two Arab-Americans - but his attorney mounts a novel defence, claiming he was compelled to kill because he is genetically predisposed toward hatred and violence. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Friday 2nd January 5:00am EST - USA Network
Investigations reveal that the murder of a college student was linked to his role as pledgemaster of his fraternity, but Stabler and Benson are mystified when the murdered boy's father agrees to represent the accused. Drama, guest starring Serena Williams, with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A convicted sex offender on the run kidnaps his accuser, leading Detectives Benson and Stabler to question the man's dying mother to discover where he is heading. She believes her son is innocent and is merely trying to prove he isn't guilty by forcing his 'victim' to go back on his lies. Starring Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni and Dann Florek
The discovery of a child's body sends Stabler and Cragen in search of a suspected paedophile, but when important medical evidence emerges, they are forced to seek the perpetrator closer to home. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Dann Florek
Wednesday 31st December 5:00am EST - USA Network
A wealthy philanthropist who was accused of raping and kidnapping women is killed. A former supermodel whose daughter was attacked is accused of the murder, but Benson finds herself implicated following intervention by the defendant's wily attorney. Jacqueline Bisset guest stars alongside Mariska Hargitay
Tuesday 30th December 5:00am EST - USA Network
The detectives investigate the murder of a poster boy for a pressure group that attempts to steer gay people toward heterosexuality. Suspicion falls on a cleric who was conducting a hate-mail campaign against the victim after being angered by rumours he was still sleeping with men, but it transpires he has a watertight alibi. Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek star
Monday 29th December 5:00am EST - USA Network
Benson discovers the far-reaching consequences of a woman's alcoholism when her husband is arrested for assault but promptly tries to have her charged with neglect for drinking during her pregnancy. A court case then ensues forbidding the heavy drinker to abort her baby. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Stabler investigates when a schizophrenic man kills a bystander while abducting a boy he believes to be his son. The adult home for the mentally where the offender had been a resident comes under scrutiny after Dr Huang is brought in to assist with enquiries. Crime drama, guest starring Leland Orser of ER fame alongside Christopher Meloni and BD Wong
A doctor undergoes a paternity test that could prove his guilt in the murders of a mother and her baby. The procedure appears to prove he is not the father, but does implicate him in several child molestation cases. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Cabot and her family receive death threats when the detectives' investigation into the rape and murder of an undercover federal agent proceeds towards trial. The arrest of a suspect connected with a Colombian drug cartel puts her under pressure to yield the case to the authorities. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Stephanie March
Wednesday 24th December 5:01am EST - USA Network
A forensic psychiatrist is found brutally assaulted and left for dead in a crack house. Benson and Stabler overcome the restrictions posed by doctor-patient confidentiality to uncover the link between the beating and an unsolved homicide. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Tuesday 23rd December 5:00am EST - USA Network
Stabler and Benson enlist the help of Dr Huang as they struggle to find a connection between a major pharmaceutical firm's illegal marketing campaign and the mysterious deaths of two high-school students. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and BD Wong
Tomorrow at 5:00am EST - USA Network
Benson and Stabler race against time to find a woman with a high-risk pregnancy who has been kidnapped as the delivery date approaches. As the pressure mounts, they find there is no shortage of suspects willing to accept responsibility for the crime. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Wednesday 24th December 7:00am EST - USA Network
A young socialite is raped and then kidnapped from the hospital where she is recovering. When the team discover she was found passed out in a trendy nightclub, they suspect a gang of rich boys, but all may not be as it seems. Last in the series of the detective drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A 14-year-old girl is found murdered, and as detectives investigate the case, it is revealed she is involved in the same charitable foundation as four abduction victims. The scheme is run by a prominent physician who specialises in hormone replacement and perpetuating youth. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A waitress is found raped and murdered outside a nightclub, with suspicion falling on her ex-boyfriend. However, the detectives get a new lead when they discover the victim was in an abusive love affair with her boss, while news of her treatment is mistakenly leaked to her father - who vows to take revenge on the attacker. Joe Morton (Law & Order) guest stars, alongside Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A serial rapist represents himself in court and is released on bail, despite his first victim picking him out during an identity parade. Benson and Stabler refuse to give up the chase, but the criminal strikes again, and this time the result is murder. Fred Savage guest stars alongside Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A woman is discovered in a bathroom next to the battered corpse of her boyfriend's brother, and immediately becomes the prime suspect in his murder. However, the discovery she is a pre-op transsexual leaves the team with new questions to consider. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A quadruple homicide with sexual undertones marks the beginning of a spree of killings that has the entire squad racing against the clock to stem the tide. The investigation leads the detectives from one murder victim to another before the trail ends at a young man with a painful secret. Crime drama, guest starring Frank Langella, Ian Somerhalder and Jason Ritter
The bomb squad are called out to deal with a suspicious suitcase found on a school bus - but it proves to contain the body of an eight-year-old beauty pageant princess. The team investigate her murder, and find themselves on the trail of a convicted sex offender with known dealings in online pornographic websites
A boy witnesses a fatal attack on his stepmother, but is too frightened to tell the police what happened. Benson and Stabler discover the dead woman was on the run from her abusive husband, taking her stepson with her, and before long the race is on to protect the lad from his father. Sandra Bernhard and Rob Estes guest star
A film student who has just broken up with her rich boyfriend apparently commits suicide, but the circumstances are suspicious and her former lover soon becomes the prime suspect for her murder. Starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A Tibetan woman who was tortured in her homeland is found murdered with her foot missing, and the authorities are soon hot on the trail of another victim of such abuse. Suspicions fall on a furniture salesman who has issues with women and a large knife collection
The investigation into the brutal rape and murder of an undercover Federal informant leads the team to Prague and an international case of teenage prostitution. Hard-hitting and emotional series chronicling the life and work of the New York Police Department, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Pam Grier
The body of a baby girl with a genetic disorder is found inside a fridge. The trail of evidence points to her mother - leaving Alex facing a difficult decision as her feelings get in the way of the prosecution. Drama, guest starring Judd Hirsch with Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Stephanie March
Benson and Tutuola investigate when a prisoner dies in custody, and learn that he was assaulted before being incarcerated. This leads them to two police officers who are discovered to have been killing drug dealers - one for revenge, the other for money. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T
An infant overdoses on cocaine mixed into baby food but Internal Affairs block the investigation, so the entire team go undercover to expose a drug ring run by corrupt cops. Stabler is consigned to desk duty after a major transaction takes a turn for the worse and he is forced to shoot a suspect in self-defence. However, Cragen and Benson soon uncover a smuggling racket as they pursue the case
A six-year-old girl tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease - and the team turns to her own family to trace the paedophile who abused her. However, revelations about the victim's elder sister place Cabot in a tricky situation. Starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Stephanie March
A 14-year-old girl tries to commit suicide by jumping off an underground platform after being raped. As Benson and Stabler search for the culprits, DNA tests soon unearths a dark family secret involving the two main suspects and the victim's parents. Drama, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni
The detectives arrest two students suspected of raping and murdering a cancer patient who grew marijuana in her apartment. The pair blame each other, so the prosecution team are faced with the dilemma of charging the older boy as an adult, despite evidence that he was not mentally capable of carrying out the crimes. Christopher Meloni stars
The team investigate the rape of a woman in a coma. The trail leads them to a doctor whose stem cell research is funded by a billionaire with Parkinson's disease. They discover the tycoon is working in tandem with the medic to find a cure, but the pair's unethical procedures eventually come under scrutiny in court. Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay star
The decomposing body of a five-year-old girl is found, leading to the revelation that a homicidal paedophile is on the loose. The subsequent disappearance of a second youngster leads to a race against time to save her from a similar fate. Gritty drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The body of a badly beaten youth is found in a luggage compartment on an airport shuttle bus, prompting investigators to make further grisly discoveries as a paedophile ring is exposed. The subsequent investigation leads them to a travel agency specialising in exotic trips for sexual predators. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A rape investigation leads the team to a father and son who are being closely guarded under the witness protection programme so that they can testify against Russian mobsters. To complicate matters, the victim is arrested on racketeering charges before they are able to question her in detail. Pam Grier guest-stars alongside Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A woman is found raped and murdered in Central Park - and as her work involved contacting sexual partners of HIV patients, the detectives have a long list of suspects. When a second victim is discovered, the focus shifts to a serial killer, and the trail leads to a man who has no knowledge of the crimes but has a distant connection to the victim and her husband. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni
Detectives investigate the case of an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's who has broken into an apartment. After discovering she has been abused, they learn she was released from care to the custody of her financially scheming son, who becomes the prime suspect. However, shocking revelations about the local nursing home soon come to light
A woman is accused of abusing her teenage stepson - who is later implicated in a murder. As investigations proceed, she goes to great lengths to protect him and prevent the detectives from learning the truth. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The detectives are concerned to hear that a convict charged with the rape and murder of a prostitute has been paroled, and decide to keep tabs on him. They trace their suspect to a hotel where gunshots are heard, and find a badly beaten prostitute holding the weapon. However, their belief that she was acting in self-defence is soon overturned. Drama, with Christopher Meloni
The murder of a transvestite in a church throws suspicion on its resident priest, who Benson and Stabler discover has a history of sexual abuse charges. They attempt to talk to the cleric's previous victims, who are reluctant to get involved because of a confidentiality agreement they signed - but when one of them finally opens up, new light is thrown on the culprit's identity. Last in series
A mother asks for Benson and Stabler's help in finding out who made her daughter pregnant. The girl has Down's syndrome and is able to give very little information, especially while she is being pressured to abort the baby by her distraught parent. The case is complicated when Cabot and Huang are asked to testify that she is competent to keep the child - an angle that could complicate matters further
Detectives Benson and Stabler check the handbag of a suspected rape victim for identification and discover the severed finger of a small child in a plastic bag. A murder investigation is launched and Tutuola uncovers a series of traumatic events experienced by the woman in question during childhood
Benson and Stabler investigate an assault on a restaurateur's wife, and find the attack is similar to a rape committed the previous week. They discover a locksmith visited both women's houses before the incident, but when they examine the stolen goods found in his toolbox, a new connection emerges - putting another suspect in the frame. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The stepdaughter of a judge known for his harsh sentencing of sex offenders is raped and murdered. Stabler and Benson's investigations reveal the rebellious girl had been involved with defendants in her stepfather's cases - and a revelation from her childhood leads the detectives to point the finger of suspicion at the victim's nearest and dearest. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Cabot takes a child abuse case, determined to find evidence that will convict the defendant. Her personal feelings tempt her to bend the rules, leading Stabler and Benson into an illegal search of the victim's home - a move that threatens all their careers. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Stephanie March
Benson and Stabler investigate the rape of a cellist. They initially believe her conductor boyfriend is to blame for the attack - especially given his penchant for erotic film-making. However, they soon discover an obsessive stalker is watching her from afar - and will stop at nothing to continue his monitoring. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Wednesday 24th December 9:00am EST - USA Network
Stabler's wife tells him about a teenage rape victim at the local hospital who is too frightened to go to the police. As he and Benson attempt to find out the girl's identity, they uncover drug and alcohol abuse at the local school that has the detective fearing for his daughter's safety - and afraid he may jeopardise his spouse's job. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Stabler and Dr Huang try to prove a convicted serial killer is responsible for the rape and murder of another woman, whose assailant was never identified. In doing so, they hope to give the victim's parents a sense of closure - but face a race against time as the man is due to be executed in three days. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, BD Wong and Mariska Hargitay
Benson and Fin investigate the case of a woman found raped and murdered underneath a flyover - and discover $1million of a new cancer drug in the boot of her car. Analysis reveals the dead woman's supplies were fake, linking her to a pharmaceutical racket - but another assault gives the detectives a more immediate concern. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Ice-T
Benson and Stabler are faced with the gruesome task of identifying an animals rights activist found decapitated in a park during a romantic rendezvous. The team tries to find two potential killers who were in the vicinity - but is later stunned to discover the crime scene was staged to mislead investigators. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Benson and Stabler try to track down a mother when her injured six-year-old son is abandoned following a shooting - but a second attack on the child leads them to believe the woman could also be in danger from the would-be killer. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, and Mariska Hargitay
The pregnant wife of a psychiatrist is attacked and both her lover and her husband fall under suspicion as the question of the baby's paternity makes an already furious Stabler even more angry. Benson, meanwhile, finds the woman's wounds look like an emergency Caesarean section - leading to a search for the foetus. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
When a woman is found dead following what appears to have been an auto-erotic encounter, Benson and Stabler discover a connection to the case of a male stripper claiming to have been raped during a hen night. While Cabot prosecutes the sexual assault case, the detectives find that the girl's seemingly accidental death was actually murder. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A foster family are accused of murdering a five-year-old in their care, but it seems her older brother's video game obsession could be the real key to her death - until the victim's biological mother snatches her other daughters from the house. Hard-hitting police drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The team's search for a serial rapist leads to a suspect who as a child was the victim of the same type of crime at the hands of his father - prompting his lawyer to cite genetics as the reason for his actions. Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek star
When a man is shot outside a gay club, the detectives' investigations lead them to his family, where they discover the wife of the dead man has a turbulent past. Forensic testing connects the victim to the filming of a porn movie - but the team does not expect to find out his spouse is also involved in the industry. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Stabler and another officer team up to track down a serial killer, focusing their investigation on a recently released sex offender - but fresh evidence leads them to believe he may have been wrongly convicted. Concerned that a miscarriage of justice could have occurred, they look over old case files and turn their attention to the suspect's neighbour, a man with employment links in the vicinity of seven murders around the country. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and David Keith
A urologist is murdered, and his wife claims she was raped and robbed by the killer. Stabler and Benson suspect the doctor's mistress of being involved - until she too is sexually assaulted, and details of another relationship emerge, shedding light on the culprit's identity. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
An HIV-positive man with a record of assaulting under-age girls is suspected of a series of rapes and murders - but Stabler's determination to charge him results in tragedy. Undeterred, the team pursue their new suspect, a rap promoter, though his cunning leaves little hope of a conviction. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The kidnapping of a baby at a grocery store leads the detectives to a shady racket which involves snatching infants and arranging to sell them for adoption. Unexpectedly, the investigation produces new leads on an old case involving a murdered mother and her missing child - which had been supervised by Cragen and his partner. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
The team investigates the ritualistic murder of a boy, a woman and an elderly man, and finds they all figured in sexual abuse cases investigated by Benson. As more dead bodies turn up, it becomes clear the detective is the killer's next target - but the others find themselves unable to prove anything against the most likely suspect
A man accused of the sexual abuse of his daughter is subsequently murdered - but laying the blame at the door of the chief suspects proves difficult. Several family members are in the frame, but despite evidence of a gun outside the victim's office, they appear to be innocent
The final episode in the series sees the team searching for a Jack the Ripper-type killer. They believe they have found their man when DNA evidence from a murdered prostitute leads them to a registered sex offender. While Stabler and Benson are questioning the suspect, a second murder is discovered, putting the detectives back to square one. Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay star
The team investigates the murder of a pregnant woman, with Benson convinced she was having an affair. It soon becomes apparent she was close to a security guard at work - who turns out to be hiding a disturbing secret at his flat. Police drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Stabler and Benson investigate the murder of a woman found buried in a courtyard along with a collar and leash. The victim's estranged twin sister reveals she had run away from her abusive husband - but was also in the habit of acquiring wealthy paramours and taking advantage of their money. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
The detectives investigate when a waitress is kidnapped from outside a diner - and they discover a possible connection with four earlier murders, which bear the hallmarks of a serial killer. The case piles pressure on Munch, who has failed to capture the psychopath in the past. Drama, starring Richard Belzer and Ice-T
The team investigates when a man is found badly beaten in a plush hotel. They discover he was working for a male escort service - and soon unearth a connection with three similar attacks. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Cragen and Stabler pull out all the stops as they search for the runaway daughter of an out-of-state police officer, enlisting an internet journalist's help to track the missing girl. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs begin an interrogation of the team members, to make sure they are doing things strictly by the book. Police drama, starring Christopher Meloni
The team race against time to find a girl's kidnapper, who appears to be a serial killer with a penchant for murdering his victims after three days. They find a promising lead by re-tracing an old case - but on arriving at their suspect's house, they discover another body in the closet. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Benson and Stabler attempt to solve the rape of a veteran police officer, but their efforts are thwarted by officers from the Department of Internal Affairs who seem determined to suppress evidence and bury the case. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni
A former police officer turned community activist becomes the prime suspect for the detectives as they investigate the murders of two known sex offenders. Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
An exceptional teacher who helped inner-city kids get into college is murdered, but Stabler and Benson's investigation reveals her sinister double life as a sex addict - which has made her plenty of enemies. Meanwhile, Munch and Tutuola discover her sordid relationship with a married doctor. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Stabler and Benson investigate the tragic death of a world-famous singer's son. When they begin to suspect that neglect by the parent may have led to his demise, they soon start to fear for the victim's younger sister. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A college student is found raped and dazed, but refuses to press charges because she is unable to remember the circumstances surrounding her attack. As Benson and Stabler set about piecing together the previous night's events, two fraternity boys become the main suspects. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
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A gymnast is murdered, prompting the team to look into her high-pressure lifestyle for clues about the killer. The trail leads them to investigate the girl's trainer - whose strict regimen caused her to suffer emotional problems - a wealthy benefactor and a rival athlete. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
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A woman is attacked at a hotel's opening ceremony, and the detectives are aghast when the owners of the family-run venture try to keep the incident quiet for fear of bad publicity - but everything is not quite as it seems. Meanwhile, Benson receives devastating news. Gritty drama, starring Christopher Meloni
Wednesday 31st December 4:00am EST - USA Network
A policeman's past comes back to haunt him when his wife alleges he raped her. As inquiries into the domestic disturbance deepen, a history of violence is exposed. Cragen is shocked by Jeffries' reaction when she's unceremoniously demoted for inappropriate conduct. Hard-hitting drama, guest starring Nestor Serrano and Amy Carlson, with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Tuesday 30th December 4:00am EST - USA Network
The team is called in when a psychologist is found murdered outside a convenience store and all the evidence points to one of her patients - a disturbed man who refuses to take his medication. However, the discovery of a second, surviving victim behind the shop blows the lid off its theory
Monday 29th December 4:00am EST - USA Network
A student is accused of killing one of his classmates, and Cabot feels she has no choice but to put the suspect in the temporary care of psychiatric evaluators. However, Munch and Cragen's investigation uncovers the seedy truth behind a drugs ring which uses children as pawns. Drama, starring Dann Florek and Richard Belzer
Friday 26th December 10:00am EST - WWOR TV Channel 9 (Local New York) (MyNetworkTV)
Benson and Stabler investigate the traumatic case of an abused seven-year-old girl, currently lying in a coma in hospital. As they probe the workings of her severely dysfunctional family, they come to the conclusion that any one of them could be responsible for her condition. Christopher Meloni stars
Thursday 25th December 10:00am EST - WWOR TV Channel 9 (Local New York) (MyNetworkTV)
Rapist Kenneth Cleary strikes again, and the detectives must race against the clock to ensure their efforts to catch the criminal succeed. However, the suspect's wife provides him with an airtight alibi, and Harper's obsession with the case puts the investigation in jeopardy
Wednesday 24th December 10:00am EST - WWOR TV Channel 9 (Local New York) (MyNetworkTV)
The team investigates the beating and rape of an Afghan woman in Central Park. As it probes the violent and disturbing case, the victim's family turn their backs on her. Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay star
Tuesday 23rd December 4:00am EST - USA Network
A fire at the side of the road prompts Stabler to pull over and assist the emergency services. He is horrified to discover the source of the blaze is a corpse with a gunshot wound to the head - and his daughter Maureen sees everything. Christopher Meloni and Erin Broderick star
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A street vendor informs officers he has reason to believe a Romanian immigrant who visits his stall is the victim of serious sexual assault at the hands of her employer. He reveals she left the name of another Romanian, who the investigators subsequently discover could be her aunt - but soon after they visit the presumed relative, she winds up dead. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni
Benson and Stabler try to secure a conviction against a piano instructor accused of molesting his students - but the prime witness refuses to testify, afraid that a video of his ordeal will emerge. The detectives' difficulties are compounded by the discovery of other tapes that could compromise their case and cause further heartache. Christopher Meloni stars
A famous news reporter is raped by two men but fails to prove their guilt at the trial, and decides to challenge the cops' competence with a TV debate, only to be killed by a bomb blast. With one of her previous attackers cleared of the murder, it's up to the police to find his accomplice - and it soon becomes apparent that the journalist is not the only victim in the puzzling case. Detective drama, starring Dann Florek and Christopher Meloni
A woman is raped at knife-point on a busy subway train in full view of the other passengers, and it soon emerges that the attacker is a serial offender bringing terror to the underground. A further assault later appears to occur, and a fellow passenger intervenes - but the suspected rapist claims to have merely fallen on top of the woman when the train jerked to a halt
A teenage girl claims she was assaulted by a man she met over the internet, leading the police to launch a massive sting operation to bring the culprit to justice - but the decision to place Munch in the role of the online youngster has higher authorities up in arms. Hard-hitting crime drama, starring Richard Belzer, Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
The pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious leader is found raped and murdered in her hotel room, and investigations reveal a dark secret behind the family's respectable facade. Acclaimed US police drama, starring Dann Florek, Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Detectives investigate the sexual assault and suspected murder of an elderly woman, and question two teenagers who will only admit to breaking into the victim's apartment - until they confess somebody else was in there at the same time. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
The team join forces with detectives from 47th Precinct to investigate the murder of a suspected sex offender. However, when they question the witness, wealthy heiress Stephanie Mulroney, her story is far from watertight, and Cragen presses for her to be charged with murder. However, when the real killer gives himself up, the Mulroney family demand an apology - but their business dealings may not be as clear-cut as they seem
Cragen is assigned to a five-year-old case on which the statute of limitations has nearly expired. The investigation relates to crimes committed by a serial rapist, and he must persuade the victims to talk before it is too late. Hard-hitting drama, starring Dann Florek
A prominent judge, famed for his outspoken support of women's rights, is discovered dead in his car, and the ensuing murder investigation leads the detectives to discover he was not as squeaky clean as he had seemed - and was linked to a case of corruption on the parole board. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The detectives investigate the murder of a promiscuous millionaire, and soon discover he had a tangled private life, involving a string of lovers and an angry wife. A team of scheming, sultry Russian gold-diggers could hold essential clues to the killing. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Stabler and Benson get mixed up in the murky world of politics after a coalition leader's gay son is found murdered on the roof of his apartment. The finger of suspicion points to a notorious rapist, who has just been released from prison on parole, but he insists he didn't commit the crime - so further DNA tests are used to shed light on the death. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Part one of two. A woman who claims she has been raped turns to the Unit for help, but the team can't get enough evidence against the prime suspect and are forced to drop the case. However, another victim comes forward six months later with a similar story, making them believe they have made a terrible mistake. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Wednesday 24th December 4:02am EST - USA Network
An investment analyst is found hanged from her four-poster bed, her body covered in piercings, cuts and bruises, leading the police to conclude her death occurred during a kinky sex session. The discovery of a whip containing half a million dollars in cash intrigues the officers further - but they face the task of tracking down the woman's partner to solve the mystery. Crime drama, with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Stabler suspects Benson may be in danger during an investigation into a stalker the officers believe to be responsible for the murder of an assistant district attorney. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
A paroled sex offender is suspected of murder when the abused body of an eight-year-old boy is found in a field - but the investigators face a tough challenge when they arrive at the man's house, only to find a mob of angry parents baying for blood outside. Acclaimed police drama, with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A college student is found dead having fallen down some stairs following a struggle, and it soon emerges that a campus basketball player had previously raped her. However, her parents and university officials had warned her off contacting the police - and it appears her attacker could be responsible for another heinous crime. Acclaimed drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
An acclaimed travel writer is found murdered with underwear stuffed in his mouth, and the unassuming boyfriend of his landlady comes under suspicion. Meanwhile, a precocious girl shocks Stabler with her knowledge of sex, and makes him uncomfortable at the thought that his own 14-year-old daughter is on the verge of entering the dating scene. Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay star
When the body of a prostitute is found in Times Square, Stabler and Benson arrive to investigate, and are shocked at the insensitivity with which a cocky vice detective is handling the crime. Relieving him of duty, they soon link the woman's death to the murders of two other call girls, and start to believe a serial killer may be at work. Police drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
A teenage model is raped, assaulted with a hammer and left for dead outside a hospital, and is also found to have taken amphetamines. A photographer and his business partner are soon arrested for the crime - but finding a motive proves harder than anticipated. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
The officers are called in to investigate when a successful newspaper columnist falls six storeys to her death, dressed only in her underwear. It soon emerges her psychiatrist had visited the apartment that day for dinner, but he seems reluctant to tell the police what went on, making them believe he could be hiding vital clues. Drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
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Miembros de Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire y la Unidad de Víctimas Especiales investigan las raíces de un sitio de internet de pornografía infantil. Mientras tanto, tensión entre Benson y Voight amenazan con desbaratar la investigación.
Cuando el detective Tutuola encuentra imágenes de seguridad de un comentarista deportivo siendo físicamente abusivo con su novia, Benson busca la ayuda de un asistente del fiscal Barba, para a convencer a la víctima para que se defienda.
Miembros de Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire y la Unidad de Víctimas Especiales investigan las raíces de un sitio de internet de pornografía infantil. Mientras tanto, tensión entre Benson y Voight amenazan con desbaratar la investigación.
Perry Gilbert, Mia Harris y Zoe se adentran en el bosque, pero ocurren varios hechos violentos. Mientras los detectives Rollins y Carisi buscan al sospechoso, Benson intenta distinguir la fantasía de la realidad en el caso.
Un estudiante universitario se convierte en el blanco después de trabajar como actor porno en línea y es descubierto por sus compañeros de clase.
El equipo trata de encontrar al mensajero en bicicleta, quien ha guardado un diario en vídeo de sus problemas con las mujeres, antes de que pueda cometer otro acto violento; el nuevo jefe llama a Benson.
La forma que Amaro afrontó la detención de una estrella lo mete de nuevo en el equipo SVU justo a tiempo para investigar la más reciente ofensiva de la actriz, violación de menores.
Una serie de alegaciones contra un jugador de baloncesto, Benson y Carisi no están de acuerdo con la autenticidad de la historia de la mujer.
Benson se esfuerza por equilibrar el trabajo y su nuevo papel de madre adoptiva; cuando Amaro arresta a una joven prostituta, con conexiones a la madre de Noah, su trabajo encubierto desencadena una serie de peligrosos eventos.
El equipo adopta un enfoque activo para atrapar a los ofensores sexuales y busca a un fotógrafo con una vida secreta cuyas fantasías se pudieron haber cruzado a la realidad.
Benson y Murphy cuestionan a un productor de televisión cuando él es acusado de abusar de su hija; Benson intenta descubrir la verdad mientras las acusaciones se presentan en los medios.
La sargento Olivia Benson es investigada por Asuntos Internos después de la muerte de William Lewis; a medida que aumenta la presión, Olivia tiene que elegir entre sus convicciones o su placa.
Amaro debe afrontar las consecuencias de su mal comportamiento, cuando un anuncio de escoltas en internet lleva a la violación y robo de turistas, Benson descubre que tiene conexión con uno de los sospechosos.
El detective Rollins es contactado por un amigo de la ciudad cuando su sobrino, una estrella del fútbol americano escolar, desaparece en Nueva York; Rollins busca ayuda con sus problemas.
Cuando un comediante misógino controvertido es acusado de violación, Benson está preparado para arrestarlo, pero Barba cree que el caso no es muy fuerte.
La búsqueda desesperada de un niño diabético se convierte en una urgencia cuando él es visto con una pareja conocida por poner en peligro a los niños y pornografía.
Amaro sospecha que el novio de una chica desaparecida está involucrado con una pandilla; la sargento Benson se convierte en la nueva oficial al mando de la UVE.
Cuando una fugitiva menor de edad es hallada golpeada y violada, el equipo de la UVE trabaja con la fiscal federal Connie Rubirosa; el asistente Barba sospecha de un encubrimiento cuando no obtiene la ayuda que necesita de la policía de Jersey.
Cuando un sospechoso es gravemente herido y el caso se convierte en un espectáculo público, la placa de Amaro está en la línea; Cragen sorprende a todos con su anuncio.
Cuando la detective Benson se enfrenta a Lewis en la corte, el estrés provoca problemas en su recuperación; Benson es obligada a revelar secretos.
Cuando Rollins intenta ayudar a una amiga a presentar cargos de violación en contra de su amante, ella se encuentra atrapada en medio del caso.
Una oficial militar que fue violada por un grupo rechaza cooperar con la UVE por miedo a dañar su reputación; Amaro le pide ayuda a su ex para conseguir información de un caso.
Una estudiante de cuatro años de edad acusa de abuso sexual a un entrenador de canto y a una famosa personalidad (Billy Porter) de la televisión.
Barba, asistente del fiscal de distrito, descubre que un amigo (Kirk Acevedo) -- con una conexión con un candidato a la alcaldía -- es acusado de violación.
La investigación sobre la presunta investigación de una mujer en la que ayudó Benson la conduce a un magnate cibernético; el equipo se despide del sargento Munch.
Cuando el oficial Michael Groves termina en un hospital psiquiátrico después de sus acusaciones contra la Comisaría 12, Asuntos Internos le pide investigar al equipo.
Mientras una serie de violaciones en el lado occidental de la comunidad ponen a la ciudad al límite, una chef famosa teme ser la próxima víctima cuando alguien la sigue hasta su casa; la detective Benson tiene problemas para experimentar experiencia.
Un joven es abandonado en Times Square en Nueva York, y lleva a los detectives hasta la casa en donde vive su familia. En el interior encuentran un sótano cerrado en donde hay más víctimas por rescatar, y el equipo trabaja para resolver varios casos.
William Lewis secuestra a Benson mientras el equipo intenta ubicar desesperadamente su ubicación, y al pasar el día, parece más improbable su localización. Una serie de violaciones y asesinatos les da una esperanza y una pista a seguir.
Las celebraciones de Navidad son interrumpidas cuando el ex cuñado del detective Tutuola es arrestado por atacar a un sacerdote; un escándalo de la iglesia es descubierto durante la investigación.
Un hombre protagoniza una matanza, pero él está relacionado con una prostituta que Benson conoció en una investigación previa, por lo que el FBI contacta a UVE por información.
Cuando los detectives investigan denuncias de abusos sexuales en una escuela privada de élite, décadas de secretos son expuestos.
Cuando una mujer dice que el bebé que ella secuestró es suyo y de un respetado asesor jurídico, la investigación cambia las vidas de dos familias.
La investigación en la desaparición de una chica lleva a un secuestrador de alta tecnología que usa el Internet para cubrir sus huellas; Rollins se contacta de nuevo con su hermana.
El secuestro de un niño les recuerda a Cragen, Munch y Benson un caso sin resolver ocurrido 13 años antes.
La brigada de víctimas especiales intenta acabar con una operación de tráfico sexual que esclaviza a mujeres jóvenes; cuando la investigación es detenida por la Tte. Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), el detective Benson tiene que ser creativo.
Un famoso conductor (Roger Bart) de televisión ataca a la joven escritora (Anna Chlumsky) de una novela erótica; detective Amaro descubre un secreto que podría dañar la carrera de la autora y su caso.
El equipo está en problemas después de que el capitán Cragen despierta al lado de una acompañante muerta - una testigo potencial - en su cama.
El equipo en problemas ante el arresto del capitán Cragen por el asesinato de una acompañante.
Cuando la investigación de un joven perdido lleva a los detectives a una pierna cortada, ellos son involucrados en el mundo de auto-mutilación y amputación ritual.
Cuando una chica adolescente desaparece, el equipo descubre a un sospechoso que parece enfocarse en jóvenes mujeres vulnerables con una conexión personal semejante; el Dr. Huang investiga en su pasado con el fin de ayudar a resolver el caso.
Un grupo vigilante se forma en respuesta a una serie de violaciones; preocupaciones sobre la fidelidad de su esposa distraen a Amaro.
El equipo debe proceder con precaución cuando una acompañante menor de edad es hallada muerta en una despedida de soltero salvaje; Brian Cassidy (Dean Winters), un ex detective SVU, ayuda a investigar a Benson y Amaro investigate.
Futuro yerno de Tutuola es la más reciente víctima en una serie de ataques contra hombres gay.
Cuando un viejo caso de Benson es reanudado su relación con David Haden es puesta en peligro.
Un hombre ve a su esposa raptada mientras conversa en vídeo con ella, pero Benson descubre que la víctima intentó tomar el rescate para sí misma.
Benson y Haden cortan su fin de semana romántico para investigar la desaparición de una prostituta.
El hermanastro de Olivia pide ayuda cuando servicios sociales amenazan con quitarle la custodia de sus hijos.
La investigación en una invasión de casa que terminó con dos muertos conduce a una revelación impresionante sobre la Detective Rollins.
Después de hacer una audición para un show de realidad, una mujer es hallada en Central Park inconsciente, con drogas en su sistema y evidencia de agresión sexual; el Detective Benson y el Ejecutivo ADA Haden se acercan.
Cuando los detectives investigan la agresión sexual del Ejecutivo de una empresa privada de contrato militar, descubren una conspiración mayor en Irak.
Investigan la violación de una actriz durante una obra de teatro.
The detectives uncover a shocking theory as they work to learn the identity of a man Rollins arrested for exposing himself in the park; Detective Benson finds herself in mortal danger.