In addition to violating the 14-year-old girl’s right to privacy, Benson and Stabler put her in more danger just with their presence.
After the detectives questioned at her school, her rapist tossed her down a flight of stairs and broke her arm.
A major twist comes when it turns out that one of the women knows the identity of her rapist but refuses to disclose it.
In season 8, episode 16, Detectives Benson and Stabler are engaged in a car chase with a rapist who has been attacking men around the city.
But Benson is distracted by a phone call from the girlfriend of her newly discovered brother.
Sure, her heart is usually in the right place, but we can’t just brush off her major screw-ups.
These are, without a doubt, the lowest points in Detective Benson’s career: In season 5, episode 9, Detective Benson realizes that a woman she dismissed several years ago because she was drunk was actually telling the truth about being held captive in a dungeon and raped repeatedly.