A private military contractor CEO is sexually assaulted following a run-in with protesters, and as the case is investigated, links are made to a conspiracy in Iraq
An actress’s sexual assault is mistaken for a performance by a theater audience, and the investigation is complicated by the fact that the rapist and all the audience members were wearing masks
A legendary pro quarterback (Treat Williams) is arrested in a prostitution sting involving a 14-year-old hooker, and his defense attorney (Andre Braugher) argues that his client’s blows to the head on the football field affected his mental capacity. Jerry Rice and Warren Sapp make cameo appearances.
A patient in a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a sexual assault. However, the supposed victim (Natasha Lyonne) is a fellow patient who has a history of making rape allegations, but she denies being assaulted this time
A mail-order Russian bride is found murdered, and her fiancé (Timothy Busfield) reveals that she had been kidnapped for ransom. During the investigation, Cragen goes undercover as a man seeking a bride, and detectives find a link to the Russian mob
A music student (Sofia Vassilieva) is sexually assaulted in her apartment, and a suspect is quickly brought into custody. However, the defendant’s big-league attorney (Andre Braugher) manages to complicate a presumably simple case.
Detectives search for a missing baby on Halloween after a young mother from Buffalo tells them her car was stolen while her baby was still in it.
A family man (T.R. Knight) is suspected of being a serial rapist in a string of assaults stretching across several states. Mounting evidence points to his guilt, but detectives research his past and begin to believe his pleas of innocence.
An ex-basketball player accuses his old coach (Dan Lauria) of sexually abusing him as a child. Det. Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) transfers to the squad and helps with the case, which involves interviewing former players, one of whom is now famous. Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh have cameos.
In the 13th-season opener, a hotel maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but then doubt arises about her believability. Meanwhile, Atlanta detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the squad as Benson tries to cope with the aftermath of a chaotic shooting in the precinct