If you are wondering about what happened in SVU Season 23 Episode 13. Sassyshows is here with some amazing Law And Order Spoilers.
This week on Law & Order: SVU, the team investigates a rape that seems too familiar to Benson. Ashley, the victim, was raped by two men who she thought were her friends.
As Rollins and Carisi try to put together what happened, they are reminded of a case from Benson’s past that still haunts her. Keep reading for a spoiler-filled recap of this week’s episode!
Law And Order Spoilers
The episode begins with Ashley preparing to meet up with Michelle
An online friend she’s never met in person. She shows her parents some cute outfits she’s planning to wear and talks about how excited she is to meet her finally.
However, when Ashley arrives at the bar where they’re supposed to meet, she finds that Michelle is Phil. He leads her into a back room, where he and another man rape her.
Ashley breaks down and tells her parents that she thought Michelle raped her
Ashley doesn’t want to go to the police about the assault, but she does want to tell someone. She wants Benson to explain what happened in a way that he can understand.
Another victim of sexual assault told Benson once that it was like reliving the rape over again every time she told someone about it. It’s not this exact scenario, but it’s an idea similar to hers.
The rest of the team eventually catches wind of Ashley’s story, and they set out to help her move on with her life after being robbed of something as intimate and traumatic as being sexually assaulted.
Benson explains to Ashley that she didn’t invite this on herself, she didn’t do anything wrong, and she should never be ashamed of who she is.
Ashley ultimately decides that she wants to press charges against Phil and his friend, which means Benson and the team will have to build a case against them.
Preliminary evidence suggests that Phil met up with Ashley through a dating app, not a dating site. He also had her come over to his apartment and pick her up at one point, so the two were familiar with each other.
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