Law & Order: SVU: 21 Times Olivia Benson Went The Extra Mile

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7. Getting the Truth Out of a Scared Victim (Outcry, Season 6)

Getting the Truth Out of a Scared Victim (Outcry, Season 6)
After a victim recanted her claim that her stepfather raped her, Benson reached out to her to get the truth, leading to the arrest of the real rapist. Even though they lost the case, it turned out to be worth it as another victim came forward thanks to Benson having gone the extra mile to try to get justice.

8. Refusing to Hang Up on a Potential Victim (911, Season 7)

Refusing to Hang Up on a Potential Victim (911, Season 7)
When a girl called 911 claiming she'd been abducted and was being abused, the rest of the cops thought it was a prank, but Benson was convinced the girl was telling the truth and refused to stop trying to find her. It turned out she was right and thanks to her determination, the girl was found and rescued just in time.

9. Working A Case Without Blowing Her Cover (Infiltration, Season 8)

Working A Case Without Blowing Her Cover (Infiltration, Season 8)
While working undercover in Oregon, Benson had to investigate a sex crime without blowing her cover! Despite interference from the FBI and local police, Benson managed to rescue a girl who had been kidnapped and brainwashed and still make it home in time to testify against another rapist.

10. Going to Prison To Catch a Rapist (Undercover, Season 9)

Going to Prison To Catch a Rapist (Undercover, Season 9)
One of Benson's best-known cases involved her going undercover in state prison to catch a corrections officer who is raping female prisoners. Benson risked her life and safety and very nearly was raped herself in the course of the investigation.

11. Digging Deep Into the Past to Protect a Kid (Trials, Season 10)

Digging Deep Into the Past to Protect a Kid (Trials, Season 10)
When SVU was called in to help a boy who was being abused by his foster parents, Benson went as far as reopening contact with his birth mother, who was a rape victim she'd met years ago, as well as confronting a doctor who was conducting unethical clinical trials on kids who had ADHD and other neurological conditions.

12. Going All Out To Catch a Predator (Hardwired, Season 11)

Going All Out To Catch a Predator (Hardwired, Season 11)
One of Benson's most challenging cases involved a boy who was accused of molesting another -- because he was being raped by his stepfather. His mother, a domestic violence survivor, didn't want to rock the boat with the man she believed had rescued them. Benson ended up having to convince the mother to risk her son getting molested again in order to set up a sting operation and make the arrest.

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