"Criminal Stories"
SVU, Episode 15.18
Production number: 15018
First aired: 19 March 2014
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Teleplay By
Peter Blauner

Story By
Julie Martin & Warren Leight

Directed By
Mariska Hargitay


Renowned New York Ledger columnist Jimmy MacArthur is given full access to Sergeant Benson and the squad for an inside look at the city's Special Victims Unit. When the rape case of a young Muslim woman escalates to a hate crime, Jimmy stays one step ahead of the investigation and declares the entire crime a hoax. With the victim under fierce public scrutiny, Benson struggles to keep the case on solid ground and fears a rapist will go free.


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Grand Army Plaza
Central Park
Monday, March 10

Home of
Heba Salim
25-77 76th Street
Jackson Heights, Queens
Monday, March 10

Hauser-Kemp Real Estate
755 5th Avenue
Tuesday, March 11

Supreme Court
Part 21
Thursday, March 13

Supreme Court
Part 21
Friday, March 14

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season 15
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