Serial statutory rapist
Serial child molester
Roy Jonathan Barnett was a serial molester, rapist and a suspect in the sexual abuse of Sam Cavanaugh.
Barnett was arrested after A.D.A. Alex Cabot sent Detectives Benson and Stabler into Sam's apartment, without a warrant or consent from Sam's mother Linda, where they found videotapes of Barnett molesting and sodomizing Sam and six other victims. Despite his attorney's attempt to suppress the evidence and Judge Lena Petrovsky's reprimand towards the ADA, the evidence stood, thereby charging Barnett.
Barnett was subsequently convicted and sent to prison for six counts of sodomy in the second degree, six counts of using of a child in a sexual performance, six counts promoting an obscene sexual performance of a child, six counts of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child and six counts sexual abuse in the second degree. Alex was suspended without pay for a month for issuing the illegal search, and Linda elected not to file a suit against her as such. (SVU: "Guilt")
- Molested at least 100 unnamed boys
- 1985: Unnamed boy
- 1990: Unnamed boy
- Sam Cavanaugh
- Six unnamed boys (all sodomizied)