|First Appearance||"Girl Dishonored"|
Joe Dawson is a rapist who gang-raped a girl named Alyson alongside serial rapist Travis Holmes.
When Travis and two other students and serial rapists, Carter Pressman and Wesley Grimes, raped Lindsay Bennett, Joe tried to help her following the rape. When Lindsay committed suicide, a guilt-ridden Joe gave the SVU the evidence needed to convict Travis, Carter, and Wesley. He then admitted his own culpability in the crimes.