Bill Turbit
Name Bill Turbit
Pathology Drug addict
Convicted assailant
Registered sex offender
Alleged rapist
Alleged murderer
Status Deceased
Actor Stephen Bogardus
First Appearance "Uncivilized"

Bill Turbit was a convicted child molester who accidentally sexually assaulted a child while on drugs and was subsequently registered as a sex offender.


Turbit took a psychedelic drug cocktail and, when Boy Scout Christopher James knocked on his door looking to sell cookies, the drugs induced a psychotic break, causing Turbit to rape the boy while choking him with a belt. When police responded to Christopher's screams, they found Turbit on the floor in a fetal position. Turbit was arrested for and convicted of child sexual abuse; after he was released from prison, he registered as a sex offender.

When a boy in Turbit's neighborhood, Ryan Davies, was raped and murdered, Turbit became the prime suspect. The SVU detectives found several inconsistencies in Turbit's alibi and arrested him. Detectives eventually discovered evidence that exonerated him. However, police psychiatrists who evaluated Turbit ruled that he should not be released even if he was innocent of Ryan's murder; they found him to be still sexually dangerous, and recommended that he be civilly committed.

Just after he was cleared of all charges, Turbit was shot to death outside the courthouse by Ryan's father Terry, who believed that Turbit had murdered his son. After Turbit's death, detectives discovered that he had been framed by the real killers, Jimmy G. and Mike D. (SVU: "Uncivilized")

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