Season 3 Episodes

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Season 3, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/17/2002
A murder takes place in a church. Detectives Benson and Stabler learn that the murderer (Sean Dugan) had been paid off by the church to stop him from reporting how he was sexually abused by a priest as a child.
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Season 3, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/10/2002
Rebecca Tolliver (Lois Smith) reports her 22-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome (Andrea Fay Friedman) is pregnant after being raped by her boyfriend (James Badge Dale).
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Season 3, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/3/2002
A drug addict (Martha Plimpton) is sexually assaulted. In her purse, detectives Benson and Stabler find a decomposing baby's finger.
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Season 3, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/26/2002
The wife (Mary Beth Hurt) of a business man (Henry Winkler) is found raped and bludgeoned on their kitchen floor.
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Season 3, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/5/2002
The stepdaughter of a judge (Keir Dullea) is raped and killed. The judge is known for throwing hard sentences on sex offenders.
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Season 3, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/29/2002
ADA Cabot faces a reluctant witness (Bret Harrison) in a case of child molestation.
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Season 3, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/8/2002
A young cellist, Cassie Germaine (Emily Deschanel) is attacked in her apartment.
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Season 3, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/1/2002
Detective Stabler's wife (Isabel Gillies) tells him that her nurse friend (Laura Duncan) at a local hospital treated a 14-year-old rape victim (Brittany Slattery), who refused to report the crime to the police or her family
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Season 3, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/1/2002
In three days, serial killer Matthew Brodus (Nick Chinlund) is to be executed at the New Jersey State Prison.
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Season 3, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/25/2002
A woman's body is found near her car after she was raped.
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Season 3, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/18/2002
A man and a woman are stabbed during a supposedly romantic park encounter.
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Season 3, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/11/2002
A troubled six year-old kid is shot and then abandoned by his mother (Elpidia Carrillo) in an emergency room.
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Season 3, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/4/2002
A pregnant woman is attacked and has her fetus ripped from her womb.
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Season 3, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/14/2001
A young wife's body is found after what seems to be an erotic asphyxiation accident.
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Season 3, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/23/2001
A five-year-old girl is found severely beaten in foster care. Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate her complicated family ties.
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Season 3, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/16/2001
A young Asian woman is severely beaten and raped at a burglary site.
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Season 3, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/9/2001
An unidentified man (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is found shot and sexually assaulted in an alley outside of a gay bar.
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Season 3, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/2/2001
Detective Stabler is paired with John "Hawk" Hawkins (David Keith), an unstable, "cowboy" cop. They try to catch a serial rapist and murderer.
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Season 3, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/26/2001
A known doctor is killed and his wife (Lisa Eichhorn) is raped. Detectives Benson and Stabler question the doctor's estranged and troubled son from the doctor's previous marriage.
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Season 3, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/19/2001
A series of rapes, each more violent than the previous, takes place in a community of African-Americans.
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Season 3, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/12/2001
A baby is stolen from her mother in a grocery store.
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Season 3, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/5/2001
Three unrelated people, who are connected to Detective Benson's past cases, are found ritualistically murdered.
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Season 3, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/28/2001
When a therapist (Shirley Knight) helps 18-year-old Megan Ramsey (Kelly Hutchinson) recall her childhood molestation by her father (Brian Kerwin), she reports the incest to detectives Benson and Stabler hoping it would spare her younger sisters from suffering the same fate.