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The team makes a deal with a man who molested his stepson in exchange for information that could put away the leader of a molesters' advocate group, but is the victim's mother strong enough to not jeopardize the investigation?


David Platt


Dick Wolf (created by), Mick Betancourt


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
Stephanie March ... Alexandra Cabot
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Rosie Perez ... Eva Banks
Garret Dillahunt ... Kevin O'Donnell
Jim True-Frost ... Thomas Banks
Cruz Santiago Cruz Santiago ... Cory Banks
Mitchell Jarvis ... Tony Accardo
Lindsay Crouse ... Judge Andrews
Joel de la Fuente ... TARU Tech Ruben Morales


After Eva Banks makes a shocking discovery about her son, Cory's behavior at school, she takes him to the doctor, only to find out that he has been the victim of sexual abuse. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler come onto the scene and question the victim and his family. From the boy's frightened reaction when his stepfather, Thomas Banks, silences the investigation, it is clear to everyone in the room who the real perpetrator is. Detective Benson and Stabler are about to arrest the suspect when Thomas agrees to give up the leader of the largest pro child-adult relationship civil rights group in exchange for amnesty. Written by NBC Publicity

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Release Date:

21 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Rosie Perez was injured while filming this episode. A scene called for an extra to violently shake her and she suffered two herniated discs, a bulging disk, three sprained ligaments, and a pinched nerve. A year later she finally had surgery to repair her injuries which left her with scars on her neck and hip. See more »


Alexandra Cabot: According to your testimony, we would have to change the name of our sex crimes division to Special Victimless Unit.
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Holding it together
22 July 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The episode of SVU has the squad investigating a case of child molestation of a juvenile by a juvenile. Young Cruz Santiago is accused of molesting one of his classmates, but as it usually goes in cases like this he's imitating what is being done to him.

And the one doing it is his stepfather Jim True-Frost who only married Rosie Perez so he could be near her son. I knew second hand of a situation like that in real life. When she finds out there's no limit to Perez's future.

It will take a lot of patience and guidance from Mariska Hargitay for Perez for what comes next. They've got True-Frost dead bang cold, but he offers to serve up Garret Dillahunt the national president of a pedophile civil rights group. He's supposed to be getting together with him at his home which means that since he knows about the wife and stepson they have to be there.

John F. Kennedy was once quoted as 'sometimes politics demands too much'. So does criminal prosecution as you see when Rosie Perez is asked to participate in a sting. She's barely holding it together as is.

To see what happens with all them this is a must see SVU story.

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