|"Making a Rapist"|
|←||SVU, Episode 18.02||→|
|Production number: 18002|
First aired: 28 September 2016
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Newly tested DNA evidence leads to the exoneration of a prisoner who served 16 years for a rape conviction. However, he's investigated again one day later in the wake of a shocking new crime.
- Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson
- Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins
- Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola
- Peter Scanavino as Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr.
- Raúl Esparza as A.D.A. Rafael Barba
- Delaney Williams as Defense Attorney John Buchanan
- Jenna Stern as Judge Elana Barth
- Erica Camarano as Officer Rachel Ortiz
- Kelli Williams as Melanie Harper
- Cody Kostro as Charlie Dobkins
- Henry Thomas as Sean Roberts
- Joe Biden as Himself
- Alexis Collins as Ashley Harper (victim)
- Alok Tewari as Doctor Ranjit Singh
- Ryan Jonze as Jeff Nichols
- David Spadora as Zach Brenner
- Meredith Handerhan as Marie Dobkins
- Haskiri Velazquez as Shyvon Stevens
- Sarah Malone as Woman
- Jim Forsha as Doctor
- Tutuola: I'm good. Bad guy went down, that's all that matters.
- Benson: Well, if you ever feel like talking...
- Tutuola: Talking's overrated.
- John Buchanan: You must be embarrassed about sending an innocent man to prison for 16 years.
- Tutuola: I didn't convict anyone. I just arrested him. And no, I'm not embarrassed.
Background Information and Notes
- The episode is based on the case of Steven Avery, a man wrongfully convicted of the rape and attempted murder of a woman in 1985. In 2003, he was exonerated and released from prison due to new forensic evidence, only to be arrested again in 2005 for the murder of another woman. He was convicted of the murder in 2007 and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Avery's story was the inspiration for the documentary Making a Murderer.
- Then Vice President Joe Biden appeared as himself at the beginning.
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