The 15th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit made its debut with a 2–hour premiere episode on September 25, 2013, at 9:00 pm on NBC.
The SVU squad searches for Detective Benson and her abductor (Pablo Schreiber).
When a young boy is abandoned, the squad discovers more victims waiting to be rescued.
As a series of rapes on the Upper West Side puts the city on edge, a celebrity chef (Cybill Shepherd) fears she is the next victim when someone follows her home; Detective Benson has a hard time overcoming her traumatic ordeal.
When Officer Michael Groves ends up in a psych ward after leveling accusations at the 12th Precinct, Internal Affairs asks the team to help investigate.
Investigation into the suspected rape of a woman Benson helped earlier leads to a cybermogul; the team bids farewell to Sgt. Munch.
ADA Barba finds that a friend (Kirk Acevedo) -- with a connection to a mayoral candidate frontrunner -- is accused of rape.
A 4-year-old student makes claims of sexual abuse against a singing coach and popular TV personality (Billy Porter).
A military officer who was gang raped refuses to cooperate with the SVU for fear of damage to her reputation; Amaro asks his ex to help dig up information on the case.
When Rollins tries to help a friend press rape charges against her lover, she finds herself thrust into the middle of the case.
When Detective Benson faces Lewis in the courtroom, the stress causes setbacks in her recovery; Benson is forced to reveal secrets.
When a suspect is gravely injured and the case becomes a public spectacle, Amaro's badge is on the line; Cragen surprises everyone with an announcement.
When an underage runaway is found beaten and raped, the SVU team works with federal prosecutor Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza); ADA Barba suspects a cover-up when he fails to get the help he needs from Jersey law enforcement.
Amaro suspects the boyfriend of a missing girl is involved with a gang; Benson becomes the SVU's new sergeant.
The already frantic search for a missing diabetic boy becomes more urgent when he is spotted with a couple known for child endangerment and pornography.
When a controversial misogynistic comic is accused of rape, Benson is happy to arrest him, but Barba feels the case is weak.
Detective Rollins is contacted by a hometown friend when his son, a high school football star, goes missing in New York; Rollins seeks help with her escalating problems.
When Rollins strikes a deal with the managers of a gambling club in order to protect her job, she ends up drawing the suspicion of Benson and Tutuola.
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.
After a single mom is arrested for leaving her young daughter alone for days, Sgt. Benson suspects the woman may have been abused in her own childhood.
Benson is assigned a 24/7 security detail when William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber) escapes from prison and starts killing again; Benson must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to save a child's life.
Sgt. Olivia Benson is investigated by Internal Affairs after William Lewis' death; as pressure mounts, Olivia has to choose between her convictions and her badge.
Benson and Murphy question a television producer when he is accused of molesting his daughter; Benson strives to discover the truth as accusations fly in the media.
Taking an active approach to catching sex offenders, the team targets a photographer with a secret life whose fantasies may have crossed into reality.
Amaro must face the consequence of his reckless behavior; when an online ad for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of tourists, Benson discovers she has a connection to one of the suspects.