True Stories of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit : The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

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Table of Contents

introduction                                       1  (2)
L&O SVU: (``Control,'' Season 5) A man who 3 (9)
kidnaps and keeps women as sex slaves is
castrated in a subway. Later, he's found
murdered in a hotel room
True Story: ``Dungeon Master'' John
Jamelske built an underground soundproof
room in his backyard, and held several
young women as sex slaves for months and
years at a time
L&O SVU: (``Baby Killer,'' Season 2) A 12 (6)
young boy uses a stolen gun to shoot and
kill a female classmate during recess
True Story: Six-year-old Kayla Rolland
was killed by classmate Dedric Owens in
Michigan. The gun used in the crime had
been stolen by a family friend
L&O SVU: (``Redemption,'' Season 3) 18 (14)
Released from prison after eighteen years,
the ``Soho Strangler'' is suspected in a
string of new sex crimes
True Story: Dubbed the ``Boston
Strangler,'' Albert DeSalvo was a suspect
in the deaths of thirteen women. DeSalvo
died in jail before he could be tried,
and numerous questions remain to this day
about the Boston Strangler's true identity
L&O SVU: (``Mean,'' Season 5) Three popular 32 (10)
but particularly nasty teenage girls
brutally murder a friend and stuff her body
in the trunk of a car
True Story: Four Indiana teenagers
abducted and killed twelve-year-old
Shanda Sharer, an unwitting participant
in a deadly love triangle
L&O SVU: (``Serendipity,'' Season 5) A 42 (6)
doctor puts a tube of his patient's blood
in his arm to fool a paternity test
True Story: Canadian doctor John
Schneeberger implanted a tube of blood in
his arm to foil a DNA test and clear
himself of rape charges
L&O SVU: (``Chameleon,'' Season 4) A 48 (9)
prostitute turns the tables on a man who is
sexually assaulting women on the street,
but detectives soon discover that the woman
isn't the victim she appears to be
True Story: Truck-stop hooker Aileen
Wuornos murdered seven men in and around
Florida. Wuornos pleaded self-defense,
claiming each victim tried to rape her
L&O SVU: (``Charisma,'' Season 6) The 57 (20)
leader of a doomsday cult sexually abuses
his young congregants. The cult has also
amassed an arsenal
True Story: David Koresh and his Branch
Davidian cult engaged in a deadly
shootout with the ATF, and later battled
the FBI. Koresh and many of his followers
were killed, as were several government
L&O SVU: (``Uncle,'' Season 8) A mentally 77 (9)
ill man pushes a murder suspect into an
oncoming subway train
True Story: Andrew Goldstein, a known
schizophrenic, said he was in a psychotic
state when he pushed Kendra Webdale in
front of an oncoming train
L&O SVU: (``Slaves,'' Season 1) A 86 (9)
controlling yuppie and his subservient wife
hold a live-in maid captive as a sex slave
True Story: Pennsylvania high school
student Tanya Kach was held captive as a
sex slave by a security guard from her
school, only a few miles from her
father's house. She emerged ten years
L&O SVU: (``Venom,'' Season 7) Detective 95 (7)
Tutuola's son and nephew are implicated in
the murder of a woman and child
True Story: Raymond Levi Cobb killed a
woman and her baby while robbing a house
in Texas in 1993
L&O SVU: (``Name,'' Season 7) The SVU 102(10)
detectives are faced with solving a cold
case after the skeletal remains of a boy
who disappeared in 1978 are found
True Story: The identity of a dead child
found on a rural Philadelphia road in
1957 is unknown, and his murder remains
unsolved today
L&O SVU: (``Burned,'' Season 8) A woman 112(9)
accuses her husband of rape, but because he
doesn't have a record of violence, he is
released. The husband later sets his wife
on fire
True Story: A judge dismissed an order of
protection Yvette Cade had taken out on
her estranged husband Roger Hargrave. Two
weeks later, Hargrave set Cade on fire at
her job
L&O SVU: (``Scavenger,'' Season 6) A serial 121(15)
killer taunts investigators into finding him
True Story: Over a span of three decades,
BTK killer Dennis Rader murdered ten
people in Wichita, Kansas. He often
communicated with the police about the
murders, which led to his capture
L&O SVU: (``Game,'' Season 6) Teenagers 136(8)
take their obsession with videogames to the
point of murder
True Story: Alabama teen Devin Moore
killed two police officers and a
dispatcher after being arrested for
stealing a car. Moore claimed his
addiction to the videogame Grand Theft
Auto led him to commit the crimes
L&O SVU: (``Taboo,'' Season 7) A young 144(10)
woman charged with killing her newborn
claims she didn't know she was pregnant
True Story: College student Holly
Ashcraft was accused of murdering her
newborn baby after hiding the pregnancy
L&O SVU: (``Monogamy,'' Season 3) A 154(7)
pregnant woman is found unconscious and
bleeding in a parking lot; her unborn baby
has been cut out of her and stolen
True Story: In Missouri, Lisa Montgomery
is accused of strangling Bobbie Jo
Stinnett and cutting her unborn child out
of her body
L&O SVU: (``Counterfeit,'' Season 3) A 161(11)
woman is found raped and murdered in her
car. The investigation points to a police
officer who is accused of raping the woman
during a traffic stop
True Story: In 1986, California Highway
Patrol officer Craig Peyer murdered
college student Cara Knott during a phony
traffic stop. Peyer had been stopping and
harassing women motorists for some time
L&O SVU: (``Web,'' Season 7) A teenager 172(7)
sells photos of himself, naked, to
pedophiles on the Internet
True Story: Teenager Justin Berry set up
his own pornographic website featuring
erotic images and video of himself.
Pedophiles paid for Berry to perform sex
acts on a live webcam
L&O SVU: (``Uncivilized,'' Season 1) A 179(13)
known pedophile is suspected of killing a
young boy in the park. The real killers
turn out to be two young men who killed for
the thrill of it
True Story: The famous Leopold and Loeb
case. Two privileged young men murdered a
child simply to see if they could get
away with the ``perfect crime.''
L&O SVU: (``Fault,'' Season 7) A released 192(14)
sex offender kidnaps two kids and murders
their parents
True Story: Class III pedophile Joseph
Duncan is accused of stalking and
murdering members of the Groene family to
abduct eight-year-old Shasta and
nine-year-old Dylan. He allegedly killed
Dylan soon after, and brought Shasta back
to her hometown
L&O SVU: (``Perfect,'' Season 4) When a 206(10)
fourteen-year-old Pennsylvania girl goes
missing, police suspect she's been
kidnapped. Eight months later, she turns up
dead in New York
True Story: Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth
Smart was kidnapped from her Utah home by
two Mormon fundamentalists. She was found
alive nine months later
L&O SVU: (``Repression,'' Season 3) A 216(9)
teenager recovers memories of sexual abuse
and fears her father is abusing her younger
sister. The father ends up murdered
True Story: Long Island teen Cheryl
Pierson hired classmate Sean Pica to kill
her father in order to prevent him from
sexually abusing her little sister.
Cheryl claimed she herself was subjected
to sexual abuse for years
L&O SVU: (``Pure,'' Season 6) A married 225(11)
couple rapes and kills a number of women
True Story: Canadian couple Karla Homolka
and Paul Bernardo raped and killed
several young women, including Karla's
younger sister, Tammy
L&O SVU: (``Debt,'' Season 6) An illegal 236(8)
Chinese immigrant is held captive as a sex
slave in New York
True Story: In 1997, the FBI and U.S.
Border Patrol raided six brothels in
Florida run by a family of Mexican
nationals. The young women working in the
brothels had been smuggled out of Mexico,
enslaved, and forced into prostitution
L&O SVU: (``Bound,'' Season 5) Patients in 244(7)
a family-owned nursing home begin dying one
after another. The investigation leads to
the owner
True Story: ``Angel of Death'' nurse
Charles Cullen is suspected of killing as
many as forty patients during his career
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