Over the course of a complex "sexting" case involving an abused teenage girl, the team encounters a corrupt family court judge who hands down unusually harsh sentences for borderline sexual offenses.
- Detective Stabler's daughter, Kathleen (guest star Allison Siko), is called into help when a teenager is brutally beaten after her nude photos are spread throughout her high school.
Kim Garnet (Guest Star Carly Schroeder) is found brutally beaten after she sends out nude photos of herself via text message. Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) pay a visit to Kim's boyfriend, Steve Walker (Guest Star Alexander Nifong), but eventually learn that he is not the only recipient of the nude photos. Kathleen Stabler (Guest Star Allison Siko) steps in to give Kim advice, as she tries to track down the culprit who distributed the photos. But after Counselor Samantha Copeland (Guest Star Melinda McGraw) demands that Benson arrest Kim for producing and distributing child pornography, Kim must face the possibility of life-long consequences when Judge Hilda Marsden (Guest Star Swoosie Kurtz) hands down an unusually harsh sentence.
Also starring: Richard Belzer (Detective John Much), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Michaela McManus (A.D.A Kim Greylek), Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).
CHARACTER TAG for KIM GARNET (Carly Schroeder): Athletic beauty; (boys and creepy old men alike fancy her); sweet and sympathetic and cute as a button on the outside, pure on the inside; She's an overachiever; star of her softball team yet with surprisingly low self-esteem leading her to protect the young boy who's been beating on her. In her spare time she's been "sexting" (that is, texting naked photos of herself) to her boyfriend. She is arrested for possessing kiddie porn.