Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 10, Episode 2 - Confession - full transcript

A teenager comes to SVU asking for help because he is having sexual desires for his five-year-old stepbrother. He says that he has not acted on his impulses yet, but not everyone believes that this part of his story is true.

(male announcer)
IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM,

SEXUALLY-BASED OFFENSES ARE
CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY HEINOUS.

IN NEW YORK CITY,
THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES

WHO INVESTIGATE
THESE VICIOUS FELONIES

ARE MEMBERS
OF AN ELITE SQUAD

KNOWN AS
THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.

[prisoners yelling]
DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

I LOVE COUGARS.
OHH...

(Cragen)
WELL THIS SHOULD WIND DOWN
IN ANOTHER WEEK OR TWO.

SEPTEMBER IS HELL.



(Greylek)
WHY IS THAT?

(Cragen)
GET ABUSED
AT SUMMER CAMP AND NOBODY TELLS

UNTIL THEY GET BACK HOME.

GREEK WEEK PLUS ALCOHOL

EQUALS RAPE
IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

AND THERE'S A SPIKE
IN D.V. CALLS BECAUSE

ALL THE KIDS ARE BACK
IN SCHOOL.

WHERE SHOULD I
START?

LISTEN, UH...

WE'RE JUST GOING
TO BE SIFTING

THROUGH STATEMENTS,
CORROBORATING ALIBIS.

WE GET SOMETHING CONCRETE,
WE'LL GIVE YOU A CALL.

I'VE HEARD THAT BEFORE.

NO ONE IS DELIBERATELY
KEEPING YOU



OUT OF THE LOOP,
MS. GREYLEK.

I'M SURE
IT'S AN OVERSIGHT

BUT JUST SO
WE'RE CLEAR,

I'LL BE SHOWING UP
AT CRIME SCENES

AND SITTING IN
ON INTERVIEWS FROM NOW ON.

THAT WON'T LAST.

LOOK CAPTAIN, I'M COMMITTING
TO DOING THIS JOB

AND DOING IT WELL.

AND I'VE HEARD
THAT BEFORE.

TOLD YOU I
DIDN'T TOUCH THE WHORE!

YOU'RE WIFE'S
SITTING NEXT DOOR

LOOKING LIKE SHE
WENT A ROUND WITH TYSON.

WHAT CAME FIRST,
FRANK?

THE ASS-WHIPPING
OR THE RAPE?

WHAT'D SHE DO,
BURN YOUR DINNER?

THE BITCH SAY
I RAPED HER?

LISA HAS
VAGINAL TEARING.

YOU FORCED HER
TO HAVE SEX.

THAT'S A QUARTER BID
MINIMUM.

AND TRUST ME, YOU'RE GONNA
BE FEELING QUITE PETITE

NEXT TO THE MUSCLE MASS
UPSTATE.

THAT DOESN'T SCARE ME.
"SWEET MEAT."

THAT'S WHAT
THEY'RE GONNA SAY

WHEN THEY REACH FOR YOU
IN THE DARK.

LISA DEERING
IS IN INTERVIEW "B"

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SIT IN.

THERE BETTER NOT BE
A SINGLE MARK ON THE SUSPECT

WHEN HE'S TRANSFERRED
TO THE TOMBS, CAPTAIN.

HE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE
UNLESS WE GET A CONFESSION.

WHY NOT?

MY HUSBAND DIDN'T HURT ME.

SO THE KNOCKS TO YOUR NOGGIN
WERE JUST LOVE TAPS?

NOTHING HAPPENED.

MRS. DEERING...

TESTIFYING
AGAINST YOUR HUSBAND

IS THE ONLY WAY
TO STOP HIM.

YOU DON'T KNOW FRANK.

AND I NEED HIM.

LISA, HE'S ESCALATING.

LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE,
YOU NEEDED 30 STITCHES.

I FELL DOWN THE STAIRS.

CAN I GO?

IF YOU LEAVE NOW,

THE NEXT TIME I SEE YOU,

YOU'LL BE IN THE MORGUE.

THE E.R. AT ST. LUKE'S
HAS A THREE-YEAR-OLD

WITH A SUSPICIOUS FRACTURE.

I'LL RIDE ALONG
WITH YOU.

UH, MAY BE NOTHIN'.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

THIS KID SAYS
HE'S GOT INFORMATION

ABOUT A SEXUAL ASSAULT.

WHERE DO YOU WANT HIM?

MY DESK.

HERE, WHY DON'T
YOU HAVE A SEAT?

OKAY.

RELAX, TAKE A BREATH.

OKAY, WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

ERIC BYERS.

I DON'T, UM...

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

AND THEN I...FIGURED--

CAN YOU TELL ME
WHAT HAPPENED?

[crying]
THIS--THIS IS HARD TO SAY.

TAKE YOUR TIME.

I LOVE HIM.

BUT I KNOW IT'S WRONG.

AND IT'S--IT'S GETTING HARD
NOT TO TOUCH.

OKAY, ERIC,
WHO ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

IT'S--IT'S CORY.

HE'S MY STEPBROTHER.

HOW OLD ARE YOU, ERIC?

17.

OKAY, I THINK WE NEED
TO CALL YOUR PARENTS.

NO...NO!

WHY NOT?

IT'S JUST MY MOM.

DAD LEFT US.

HER NEW HUSBAND
DOESN'T LIKE ME.

WELL, I THINK--

I THINK SHE NEEDS
TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE.

THIS WILL KILL HER.

BESIDES, I--I HAVEN'T...

DONE ANYTHING WRONG.

AT LEAST--
AT LEAST I DON'T THINK.

THINK.

I'VE BEEN DRINKING
A LOT.

BLACKING OUT.

I--I JUST--
I JUST WANT--

I JUST WANT THE PICTURES
IN MY HEAD TO STOP.

OKAY, WHY DON'T--
WHY DON'T YOU HAVE A SEAT?

OKAY?
JUST SIT BACK DOWN.

SO WHAT DO YOU
THINK ABOUT?

IF I TELL YOU,
YOU'LL HATE ME.

EVERYBODY WILL.

IS THERE A REHAB
I CAN GO TO?

REHAB IS FOR PEOPLE
WITH ADDICTIONS.

SURE FEELS LIKE
I HAVE ONE.

I CAN'T SLEEP.

I CAN'T...THINK ABOUT
ANYTHING ELSE.

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'VE NEVER HAD A PEDOPHILE
TURN HIMSELF IN BEFORE.

HIS MOTHER JUST REMARRIED.

COULD HE BE MAKING IT UP
TO GET SOME ATTENTION?

WHO WOULD INVENT
SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

I MEAN, THE DRINKING

AND THE WAY HE
CARESSED THAT PHOTO

SAYS HE'S A PEDOPHILE.

HE'S ALSO A MINOR,
OLIVIA.

WHO'S OVER 16,

AND WE DON'T
NEED A PARENT PRESENT

TO QUESTION HIM.

THE KID HAS ONLY ADMITTED
TO THINKING BAD THOUGHTS,

AND THAT'S NOT A CRIME.

IT IS IF HE ACTED ON IT.

WHAT IF HE HASN'T?

THEN I WILL STOP HIM,
IF I CAN.

[knock on door]

DANA KELLEY?

WHAT'S WRONG?
WHO'S HURT?

I'M DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON.

CAN WE TALK INSIDE?

UM, YES, OF COURSE.

[cartoons on TV]

[door closes]

UH, WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

YOUR STEPSON, CORY.

HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY CHANGES
IN HIS BEHAVIOR LATELY?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
LIKE WHAT?

ANY SIGNS OF MOODINESS
OR TANTRUMS,

NIGHTMARES,
ANYTHING LIKE THAT?

NO, NO MORE THAN USUAL.

HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY...
SIGNS OF HIM

NOT WANTING
TO BE TOUCHED?

OKAY, YOU ARE SCARING ME.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

PLEASE JUST ANSWER
MY QUESTIONS IF YOU WOULD.

IS CORY
ENROLLED IN SCHOOL?

YES--KINDERGARTEN.

HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING
FROM THE TEACHERS--

ANY PROBLEMS THERE?

IS THAT WHAT
THIS IS ABOUT?

THEY COMPLETELY
OVERREACTED

WHEN CORY PLAYED DOCTOR
WITH A LITTLE GIRL

ON THE PLAYGROUND.

KIDS ARE CURIOUS.
IT'S COMPLETELY NATURAL.

IT'S ACTUALLY A LITTLE
MORE SERIOUS THAN THAT.

AND...SEXUAL ACTING OUT

CAN...OFTEN BE
A SIGN OF ABUSE.

WELL, THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

WHERE'S YOUR HUSBAND NOW?

MY HUSBAND IS, UM...

DOWNTOWN,
PLUGGING POTHOLES.

OKAY, HE'S GONNA NEED
TO MEET US AT THE HOSPITAL.

UH, I DON'T--
I DON'T BELIEVE THIS.

WHO--WHO WOULD MAKE
THESE ACCUSATIONS?

WHO IS TELLING YOU
THESE LIES?

BECAUSE THEY ARE LIES.

YOUR SON...ERIC.

WHY WOULD HE SAY THAT?

WE BELIEVE THAT HE'S
BEEN ABUSING CORY.

WELL, THAT'S NOT TRUE.

THAT IS NOT TRUE.

I NEED TO SEARCH HIS ROOM.

NO, WELL,
YOU CAN FORGET IT.

BECAUSE I...

WILL NOT COOPERATE
WITH YOU

UNTIL YOU CAN PROVE TO ME
THAT MY SON HAS DONE THIS.

WE'RE NOT GONNA KNOW THAT
UNTIL AFTER THE MEDICAL EXAM.

IS CORY ALL RIGHT?

HE'S STILL
IN WITH DR. LAROM.

IF I SEE ERIC AGAIN,
I'M GONNA KILL HIM.

THAT'S A PROMISE.

CALM DOWN, MR. KELLEY.

THREATENING YOUR STEPSON
ISN'T GONNA HELP CORY.

ERIC DID NOT DO THIS.
I KNOW HE DIDN'T.

THEN WHY
GO TO THE POLICE?

BECAUSE HE IS LOST.

HIS FATHER ABANDONED HIM,

AND MAYBE HE THINKS
I DID TOO.

I DON'T KNOW.
YOU'RE DELUSIONAL, DANA.

ONLY A TWISTED PERVERT
WOULD ADMIT TO ABUSING A CHILD.

HE NEEDS OUR HELP, SEAN.

YEAH, WELL, HE ISN'T
GONNA GET IT FROM ME.

(woman)
DETECTIVE...

THERE ARE NO OUTWARD SIGNS
OF PENETRATION.

NO ANAL ABRASIONS,

AND NO EVIDENCE
OF MUCOSAL TEARS.

I DIDN'T FIND ANY SAP
IN HIS THROAT, EITHER.

SAP?

UH, SEMINAL ACID
PHOSPHATASE.

OH, GOD.

I HAD TO GIVE CORY
A SEDATIVE,

SO HE'LL WANT TO SLEEP
WHEN YOU GET HIM HOME.

I TOLD YOU ERIC
DIDN'T DO THIS.

WE STILL DON'T KNOW THAT,
MRS. KELLEY.

WHAT DO YOU--
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

WHEN THERE IS AN ORAL
OR DIGITAL ASSAULT,

IT DOESN'T LEAVE
ANY PHYSICAL MARKS.

THERE'S JUST NO WAY TO TELL.

I'M SORRY.

HEY, HOW'D IT GO

WITH THE BATTERED KID
AT ST. LUKE'S?

D.C.S. PUT HIM
IN FOSTER CARE,

MOTHER'S IN CUSTODY.

ARRAIGNMENT'S TOMORROW.

GREYLEK WORKS FAST.

SO I HEARD YOUR WALK-IN'S
A PEDOPHILE.

WELL, THE URGES ARE THERE,

I'M JUST NOT SURE
ERIC'S ACTED ON THEM.

ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.

DID YOU TALK
TO MY MOTHER?
YEAH.

DOES SHE KNOW?
YEAH, SHE KNOWS.

I-IS SHE COMING?

NO, PROBABLY NOT
UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE
UNTIL WE GET THE TRUTH.

WHAT?
DON'T BE MAD
AT YOUR MOM.

HEY, ERIC.

YOU'RE THE ONE
WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED

YOUR FIVE-YEAR-OLD
STEPBROTHER.

BUT I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

MM-HMM.
DID HE CRY?

DID HE BEG YOU TO STOP?

I CAME TO YOU
SO I WOULDN'T!

WHY WON'T YOU
BELIEVE ME?

IT STARTS WITH
THE FANTASIES...

WHICH SCARED YOU AT FIRST.

BUT THEN YOU STARTED
DRINKING.

AND WHAT YOU WANTED
DIDN'T SEEM SO BAD AFTER ALL.

[sobbing]
THAT'S NOT TRUE.

I KNOW IT'S WRONG.

SO YOU STARTED
SURFING THE NET

TO FIND PEOPLE
WHO UNDERSTAND.

PEOPLE THAT WERE
JUST LIKE YOU, RIGHT, ERIC?

DID YOU?

(Olivia)
HMM?

I FOUND A FEW.

OKAY.

AND DID YOU TRADE
PHOTOS OF LITTLE BOYS

LIKE BASEBALL CARDS?

NO.

ONE GUY TOLD ME...

IT WASN'T MY FAULT.

THAT I WAS BORN THIS WAY.

(Stabler)
AND YOU NEEDED TO BELIEVE THAT.

IT GAVE YOU PERMISSION
TO ABUSE YOUR BROTHER.

I DIDN'T.

JAKE SAID...NOT TO.

[sniffles]

"LOOK, BUT NEVER TOUCH."

WHO'S JAKE?

HE RUNS A WEBSITE
CALLED PEDIAPHAX.

HE SAID THAT YOU COULD
HELP ME WITH MY URGES.

THE CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST ISN'T
GETTING ANYWHERE WITH CORY,

SO I'M CUTTING ERIC LOOSE.

WELL...CAN'T WE
GET HIM INTO A PROGRAM?

I MEAN, HE CLEARLY
WANTS TO GET HELP.

THE ONLY PROGRAMS
OUT THERE

ARE FOR REGISTERED
SEX OFFENDERS.

SO HE CAME TO US
FOR HELP,

AND WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING
UNTIL HE RAPES A KID.

THE WAY ERIC IS STRESSED,
THAT'S WHERE HE'S HEADED.

(Munch)
PHOTOGRAPHIC STALKING
IN PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS,

ARCADES, AND SCHOOLS.

I DOUBT IF PARENTS KNOW

THAT THEIR KIDS' PICTURES
ARE ON THE INTERNET.

LET ALONE
A PEDOPHILE'S WEBSITE.

THIS IS JAKE BERLIN, 57.

WHITE MALE,
LIVES IN ALPHABET CITY.

HE'S A MEDICAL SUPPLY
SALESMAN.

SO MANAGING THE WEB SITE'S
A HOBBY?

YEAH, AN ALL-CONSUMING ONE.

HE CONSIDERS HIMSELF
A PEDOPHILE'S ADVOCATE.

LIVES BY THE CODE,
"LOOK, BUT DON'T TOUCH."

HE'S CONVINCED ERIC BYERS
THAT HE WAS BORN A PEDOPHILE.

BERLIN EVEN
LISTS THE BEST PLACES

FOR THE MISUNDERSTOOD PEDERAST
TO KIDDY WATCH.

AND WE CAN'T
SHUT THIS SITE DOWN.

(Munch)
FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

KIDS AREN'T NUDE,
SO WE CAN'T TOUCH HIM.

(Olivia)
IS THERE ANY WAY TO IDENTIFY
WHO THESE KIDS ARE?

(Fin)
LANDMARKS--WE COULD HAVE TARU

BLOW UP THE PHOTOS
OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD,

AT LEAST LET THE PARENTS
KNOW WHAT THEY'RE UP AGAINST.

I.D. THESE KIDS,
THEN TALK TO BERLIN.

LET HIM KNOW
HE'S IN OUR CROSSHAIRS.

(Jake)
I WAS WONDERING
WHEN YOU'D GET HERE.

WE'RE NOT HERE
TO THREATEN YOU.

DID ERIC BYERS ADMIT
TO MOLESTING HIS STEPBROTHER?

[watch beeping]
NO.

AND I DID EVERYTHING I COULD
TO MAKE SURE THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

LIKE WHAT?

OH, I GAVE HIM PHOTOS

OF SWEET-CHEEKED
LITTLE BOYS...

TO HOLD IN HIS
SWEATY FISTS.

I DON'T GET THE APPEAL.

I'M INTO LITTLE GIRLS.

YOU'RE A STEAMING BAG
OF CRAP

THAT I WOULD LOVE
TO SHOVE DOWN A HOLE.

I'M NOT THE ENEMY.

I LOOK, I DON'T TOUCH.

SO YOU'RE A GOOD PEDOPHILE.

I PREFER
THE TERM "PEDOSEXUAL."

I SPEND EVERY WAKING MOMENT
CONTROLLING MY APPETITES.

I CAN'T CHANGE WHO I AM.
I WAS BORN THIS WAY.

NO ONE'S BORN
A DEVIANT.

[chuckles]

HOMOSEXUALS
WERE CALLED DEVIANTS.

AND NOW IT'S WIDELY ACCEPTED
THAT THEIR ORIENTATION

WAS HARDWIRED AT BIRTH.

JUST LIKE MINE.

I WASN'T ABUSED
AS A CHILD.

I MEAN, I DON'T CHOOSE
TO LOVE LITTLE GIRLS

ANY MORE THAN THEY CHOOSE
TO LOVE THE SAME GENDER

OR YOU CHOOSE TO LOVE WOMEN.

GAY PEOPLE DON'T HAVE SEX
WITH CHILDREN.

NEITHER DO I.

I ADMIT I LIKE
DELICIOUS LITTLE ANGELS

AGES THREE TO NINE.

THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO
EXCEPT KEEP MY DISTANCE,

SINCE THEY CAN'T
LEGALLY CONSENT.

YOUR WEB SITE IS LIKE
A KIDDY TREASURE MAP.

WHAT HAPPENS IF OTHER PREDATORS
DON'T FOLLOW YOUR RULES?

THEY SUFFER
THE CONSEQUENCES.

(Stabler)
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?

WELL, A SEXUALLY SATISFIED
PEDOPHILE LOVES TO SHARE.

AND SINCE THERE'S NO
ANONYMITY ON MY WEB SITE,

BELIEVE ME, I'D KNOW.

AND I HAVE...

[cell phone ringing]

NAMES, ADDRESSES.

BENSON.
I TAKE THE LAW
VERY SERIOUSLY.

SO DO I.

I MEAN, I CAN TELL...
YOU HAVE CHILDREN.

DO YOU WANT TO SHOW ME
FAMILY PHOTOS?

I PROMISE NOT TO DROOL.

ELLIOT.

THAT WAS GREYLEK.

CORY KELLEY JUST ADMITTED

TO BEING MOLESTED
BY HIS STEPBROTHER.

LET'S GO PICK HIM UP.

ONLY IF WE CAN FIND HIM.

MOTHER CLAIMS SHE DOESN'T
KNOW WHERE HE IS.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR SON IS,
YOU NEED TO TELL US.

I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM.
YOU'RE LYING.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE ERIC IS,
AND I DON'T WANT TO.

I CAN'T STAND THIS,
I MEAN, LOOK WHAT HE'S DONE.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

WHAT'D YOU DO TO TURN YOUR KID
INTO SUCH A FREAK?

I'VE DONE NOTHING
BUT LOVE HIM.

LOVE HIM?
HOW?

EVERYBODY KNOWS ABUSED KIDS
TURN INTO ABUSERS.

YOU SON OF A BITCH.
YOU SHUT UP!

I DON'T EVER WANT TO HEAR
YOU SAY THAT--SHUT UP!

I DON'T WANT YOU
NEAR MY SON--GET OUT!

DETECTIVES...
WE'VE GOT SOMETHING.

I SPRAYED THE BATHROOM
WITH LUMINAL.

MM-HMM, LET ME GUESS:
YOU FOUND SEMEN.

LAUNDRY'S COVERED IN IT.

TRANSFER
FROM A KID'S T-SHIRT.

FAST BLUE B GOES PURPLE
WHEN IT HITS SAP.

CAN YOU RUSH THE DNA?

TOP OF THE PILE.

(man)
WHAT DID YOUR BROTHER DO NEXT?

SHOW ME ON THE DOLL.

(Greylek)
ANY SIGNS OF ERIK BYERS?

(Stabler)
CITYWIDE ALERT
WENT OUT LAST NIGHT.

KID'S GONE.

HE'S A MINOR
WITH NO MONEY.

HOW'D HE DISAPPEAR
WITHOUT HELP?

WELL, WE QUESTIONED
HIS MOTHER.

HER WORLD
IS FALLING APART.

ENOUGH TO THROW
HER KID TO THE WOLVES?

I'M AFRAID YOU'RE NOT
GOING TO MAKE IT TO TRIAL.

DON'T GET AHEAD OF YOURSELF,
DR. ENGELS.

ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS IF
THE BOY CAN TAKE THE STAND.

FOR ONE THING,
HE'S TOO YOUNG

TO TESTIFY
IN A COURTROOM.

WE CAN VIDEOTAPE
HIS TESTIMONY.

AND...HE WAS COACHED.

HE JUST SHOVED A CRAYON
INTO A DOLL'S ASS.

BUT THERE'S NO EVIDENCE
OF SEXUAL ASSAULT TO HIS RECTUM.

SOMEBODY TOLD HIM WHAT TO DO
TO RAISE THE ALARM.

HOW MUCH TIME
DID YOU SPEND WITH CORY?

MEANING?

MEANING YOU SEEM
PRETTY ANXIOUS

TO GET INTO
THAT COURTROOM.

I DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU'RE
IMPLYING, DETECTIVE.

I HAVEN'T
TALKED TO THE BOY YET.

YOU TALKED WITH HIS FATHER.

THAT'S MY JOB.
WAIT A MINUTE.

I BELIEVE THE VICTIM.

WHY DON'T YOU?

BECAUSE ERIC BYERS

WALKED INTO OUR PRECINCT
ASKING FOR HELP.

HE SAYS THAT HE DIDN'T
TOUCH HIM.

WHICH IS WHAT
ALL PEDOPHILES SAY.

IN YOUR OPINION, WAS CORY KELLEY
SEXUALLY ASSAULTED?

I CAN'T ANSWER THAT
WITH ANY CERTAINTY.

WELL, I CAN.

ARE YOU EVEN INTERESTED
IN JUSTICE,

OR JUST SHOWBOATING?

JUST DO YOUR DAMN JOB,
AND I'LL DO MINE.

WELL, IS THERE SOMETHING

YOU THINK WE OUGHT TO BE DOING
THAT WE'RE NOT?

YEAH...

SQUEEZE THE PEDOPHILE'S
MOTHER

TILL SHE POPS.

NO HITS
ON DANA KELLEY'S LUDS

FOR HER CELL
OR HOME PHONE.

NO LARGE WITHDRAWALS
FROM HER BANK.

MAYBE SHE'S RENTING
HIM THE APARTMENT,

BECAUSE SOMEBODY'S
RUNNING HER CREDIT.

WELL, HER MARRIAGE
JUST TOOK A NOSE DIVE.

SHE'S LOOKING FOR A PLACE
TO STAY.

YOU THINK JAKE BERLIN
HELPED ERIC GIVE US THE SLIP?

NO, BUT I RAN HIM
ANYWAY.

SORRY TO SAY
HE CAME UP CLEAN.

YOU CHECK OUT
ERIC'S LAPTOP,

FRIENDS, INSTANT MESSAGES,

THE ADDRESS BOOK.

HE'S A TEXTBOOK LOANER.

SEARCH HISTORY TURNED UP
ANOTHER WEBSITE

WITH KIDS IN VARIOUS STAGES
OF UNDRESS.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
THAT'S FEDERAL TIME.

(Munch)
GREYLEK ALREADY NOTIFIED
THE F.B.I.

AND ADDED THAT CHARGE
TO THE INDICTMENT.

SHE'S MAKING SURE
HE'S GOING TO PRISON.

SOUNDS LIKE
THAT'S WHERE HE BELONGS.

BERLIN JUST UPLOADED
A FRESH BATCH OF KIDS

TO THE SITE.

DNA CAME BACK FROM THE SEMEN
FOUND ON THAT KID'S T-SHIRT.

DOESN'T MATCH YOUR SUSPECT.

WHO DOES IT BELONG TO?

KID'S FATHER--
SEAN KELLEY.

JOHN, GO WITH LIV
AND TALK TO THIS HUMP.

I GOTTA DO SOMETHING.

CAPTAIN HAS ME
GLUED TO THIS MONITOR

[beeping]

HEY!

HEY!
WHAT THE HELL, MAN?

TRY IT AND I'LL SMACK YOU.

WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

(Benson)
RECOGNIZE THIS?

YEAH, IT'S MY SON'S SHIRT.

SEE THAT PURPLE STAIN?

THAT'S A CHEMICAL REACTION
TO SEMEN.

I'LL KILL HIM.

WELL, THEN,
KILL YOURSELF,

BECAUSE DNA PROVES THAT
THE SEMEN CAME FROM YOU.

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

SURE IT IS.

UNLESS YOU CAN EXPLAIN
HOW YOUR JUNK GOT IN THAT SHIRT.

YOU'RE GONNA BE SITTING
IN A CELL FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

THIS IS EMBARRASSING.

WHEN ERIC STARTED DRINKING,

HE WENT FROM BEING A PROBLEM
TO A NIGHTMARE.

MY WIFE BLAMED ME.

IT KILLED OUR MARRIAGE,

ALONG WITH IT,
OUR SEX LIFE.

DON'T TELL ME YOU NEVER
SELF-SERVED.

NOT IN MY SON'S SHIRT.

THE BATHROOM'S
THE ONLY PLACE

FOR PRIVACY.

A HAMPER WAS THERE,
THE DIRTY CLOTHES WERE IN IT.

YOU DONE
RUBBIN' MY NOSE IN IT?

CAN I GET BACK TO WORK?

UHH!

CAPTAIN,

WE GOT A BIG PROBLEM.

THAT'S ONE OF THE KIDS
FROM THE WEBSITE?

I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE HER
AT FIRST.

WHO IS SHE?

IT'S STABLER'S DAUGHTER,
ELIZABETH.

SHE'S 15 NOW.

ELLIOT SEE THIS?

YEAH, HE SUDDENLY
HAD AN ERRAND TO RUN.

MOVE YOUR ASS, MUNCH.

CALL OLIVIA AND FIN.

[buzzing]

ELLIOT,
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE
I'M DOING?

[buzzing]

AT LEAST HE'S STILL BREATHING.
GET UP!

HE BROKE IN!

HE--HE BEAT ME UP!

TRIED TO KILL ME.

A LITTLE PLASTIC.
A FEW SHOVELS.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE
A GOOD IDEA TO ME.

THIS DOES NOT
LOOK GOOD, EL.

I DON'T GIVE A DAMN.

I WANT HER PHOTO
OFF THIS SITE.

GET AWAY FROM THAT DESK.

NOT UNTIL I GET
WHAT I CAME FOR!

NOW, DETECTIVE!

GET HIM OVER HERE.

DELETE IT, PRICK.

[punching keys]

[bleeping]

[bleeping]

[beep]

I WA--I WANT
TO PRESS CHARGES.

I WANT THAT MAN ARRESTED.

IN HANDCUFFS
RIGHT NOW.

ANY LAST WORDS?

I FIGURED YOU'D BE
DOING MOST OF THE TALKING.

BERLIN PROVOKED YOU.

HE USED YOUR FAMILY
TO PISS YOU OFF ENOUGH

TO GO AFTER HIM.

IT WAS A SETUP.

IT'S A REASON,
NOT AN EXCUSE.

AND SO, FOR NOW,

I WANT YOU
OUT OF MY SIGHT.

YOU'RE ON UNPAID LEAVE
STARTING TODAY.

FOR HOW LONG?

UNTIL ALL HIS BRUISES
ARE GONE.

AND YOURS TOO.

THANK YOU, CAPTAIN.

I'M NOT DONE, DETECTIVE.

THREE STAND-UP COPS

PUT THEIR CAREERS AND PENSIONS
ON THE LINE FOR YOU.

YOU MIGHT WANNA
CONSIDER THAT

NEXT TIME YOU DECIDE
TO BE A SELFISH SON OF A BITCH

AND GO OFF HALF-COCKED.

HAVE YOU LOCATED
ERIC BYERS?

(Munch)
NO.

ARE YOU EVEN TRYING?

YOU CAN LOOK FOR HIM
YOURSELF.

IT'S NOT MY JOB.

(Fin)
SO YOU KEEP SAYING.

SOMETHING YOU WANT
TO GET OFF YOUR CHEST?

I'VE BEEN DISMISSED,
OVERLOOKED, AND IGNORED.

I DESERVE TO BE
TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

I WOULDN'T HAVE CALLED YOU
IF I DIDN'T.

MY GUT SAYS THAT ERIC BYERS
DIDN'T MOLEST HIS STEPBROTHER.

AND I'M NOT COMFORTABLE

WITH HIM BEING RAILROADED
INTO PRISON

FOR SOMETHING
THAT HE DIDN'T DO.

WE'VE BEEN THROUGH THIS,
OLIVIA.

THE LITTLE BOY
SAID HE DID.

AFTER BEING COACHED

BY A MAN WHO'S OBSESSED
WITH REVENGE.

THAT'S A LEAP.

(Fin)
YOU'RE TAKING A RISK

GOING TO TRIAL
WITH A FIVE-YEAR-OLD WITNESS

AND NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

I'VE GOT THE CHILD
PORNOGRAPHY FROM ERIC'S LAPTOP.

WON'T TAKE A JURY
LONG AT ALL.

IF ERIC HAD TOUCHED CORY,

THERE WOULD BE MORE SIGNS
OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA.

YOU SAW WHAT CORY KELLEY
DID TO THAT DOLL.

WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT?

HAVE YOU EVER HAD
A RECTAL EXAM?

SAY YOU'RE RIGHT.

WHY WOULD SEAN KELLEY
GO TO THE TROUBLE.

TO GET A PEDOPHILE
OUT OF HIS HOME.

IF ERIC HASN'T
MOLESTED A KID YET,

HE WILL.

BASTARDS CAN'T
HELP THEMSELVES.

SO WHAT DO YOU
WANT FROM ME?

DROP THE ABUSE CHARGE.

GET ERIC TO PLEAD OUT

ON POSSESSION OF CHILD
PORNOGRAPHY.

THAT WAY, ERIC IS LOCKED UP
AND IN A PROGRAM.

PROGRAMS DON'T WORK,
OLIVIA.

NEITHER DOES DEPO PROVERA,
OR SURGICAL CASTRATION.

THE URGES REMAIN.

WELL, WE HAVE TO DO
SOMETHING.

AND PRISON REHAB
IS ALL WE HAVE,

UNTIL SHRINKS FIND A WAY

TO GET THEM
TO SUPPRESS THEIR DESIRES.

I DON'T LIKE IT.

THIS IS OUR BEST SHOT
TO GET ERIC OFF THE STREET

BEFORE HE REALLY
HURTS SOMEONE.

I'LL CALL THE FEDS.

SEE WHAT I CAN DO.

NONE OF THIS MATTERS
UNLESS YOU FIND HIM.

THAT'S WHAT
I'M COUNTING ON.

[rattling]

KNOW WHERE HE IS?
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO HE IS.

THE DEAL
IS TIME-SENSITIVE, DANA.

ERIC NEEDS
TO TURN HIMSELF IN.

HE HASN'T CALLED.

I WOULDN'T EVEN KNOW
WHERE TO BEGIN TO LOOK.

OKAY, IF WE FIND OUT
THAT YOU KNEW HIS WHEREABOUTS,

YOU COULD BE CHARGED
WITH OBSTRUCTION

AND ACCESSORY YOURSELF.

WHAT'S WRONG
WITH YOU PEOPLE?

CORY WAS ABUSED,
AND ALL YOU CARE ABOUT

IS HIS ABUSER.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

3 TO 15 YEARS
IN FEDERAL LOCKUP, MR. KELLEY.

IT'S NOT
A WALK IN THE PARK.

OH, I DIDN'T AGREE
TO ANY DEALS.

THE ONLY THING YOU SHOULD
BE WORRIED ABOUT IS MY SON.

THIS IS THE BEST SOLUTION
FOR EVERYONE.

ERIC GOES TO PRISON,

AND CORY DOESN'T HAVE TO FACE
THE TRAUMA OF A TRIAL.

OR DON'T YOU
CARE ABOUT THAT?

[door slams]

SEAN USED TO BE, UH...

COMPASSIONATE
AND FORGIVING.

I GUESS THAT WAS--
THAT WAS MY FAULT TOO.

NO, IT ISN'T.

MY SON IS...

SEXUALLY STIMULATED
BY CHILDREN.

I, UH, I...

I-I-I CAN'T UNDERSTAND THAT,
CAN YOU?

NO.

I KEEP GOING...

OVER AND OVER THE...

THE PAST IN MY MIND,
AND I...

WHAT DID I...

WHAT DID I SAY?

WHAT DID I DO
OR WHAT DIDN'T I DO?

WHAT DID I DO WRONG?

DANA, YOU DIDN'T MAKE
YOUR SON A PEDOPHILE.

THAT'S WHAT HE IS.

I BROUGHT HIM
INTO THIS WORLD.

WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME?

IF YOU HEAR
FROM ERIC, UH...

I NEED YOU TO CALL ME.

[door closes]

(Olivia)
HEY.

LOOKS LIKE A ROUGH NIGHT.
ANY MOVEMENT?

NOTHING.
GUESS I WAS WRONG.

I THOUGHT SHE WOULD
LEAD US STRAIGHT TO HIM.

MAYBE SHE'S JUST
BEING CAREFUL.

SHE'S AN EMOTIONAL WRECK,
FIN.

PEOPLE LIKE THAT
DON'T THINK--THEY ACT.

LIKE YOUR PARTNER.

ELLIOT TOLD ME
NOT TO SAY ANYTHING.

HE SAYS THAT HE
TRUSTS YOU, SO...

WELL, THIS TIME,
HE SHOULD.

I DON'T KNOW
HOW HE DID IT,

BUT THE MAN
SHOWED RESTRAINT.

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

YOU KNOW THAT BASTARDS
LIKE BERLIN

GET OFF ON LITTLE KIDS.

AND YOU KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO

WHEN THEY'RE HAVING
THEIR LITTLE FANTASIES.

IF THAT WAS MY KID,

I WOULD HAVE DONE HIM.

THERE SHE IS.

(Fin)
THINK SHE'S MOVING THIS EARLY?

(Benson)
ONLY ONE BOX?

SHE'S GOTTA BE
MAKING A DELIVERY.

[car engine starts]

[Dana screaming]

NO! NO! NO! NO!

[sobbing]

OH, MY BABY!

OHH...MY BABY.

[sobbing]

NO! NO, NO.

NO, PLEASE, PLEASE.

COME ON.
LET HIM GO, DANA.

(Dana)
JUST LEAVE ME ALONE, PLEASE.

(Fin)
HE'S DEAD.

I CAN'T LET YOU
TOUCH HIM.

[sobbing]

SOON AS YOU CALM DOWN.

I'M SORRY!

I'M SO SORRY.

I CAN'T--
I DID THIS.

I KILLED HIM.
I KILLED MY SON!

I KILLED...

I KILLED...

[sirens
and police radio chatter]

DANA, WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME
WHERE HE WAS HIDING?

I DIDN'T KNOW
UNTIL LAST NIGHT.

HE CALLED...
LEFT A MESSAGE...

WANTING ME TO COME
PICK HIM UP.

I WAS GOING
TO BRING HIM TO YOU.

SURE.

WITH A BOX
OF HIS STUFF.

I FOUND PHOTOS
OF MORE KIDS.

EVIDENCE...

FOR YOU TO GIVE HIM
MORE TIME.

I NEVER...

NEVER WANTED
TO SEE HIM AGAIN.

WHERE DID HE GET THE MONEY
FOR THIS PLACE?

I DON'T KNOW.

DANA...

DID YOU RENT IT FOR HIM?

NO, I TOLD YOU, I...

THAT'S NOT GONNA FLY.

'CAUSE WE BOTH KNOW
ERIC DIDN'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS.

HE HAD YOU.

HE CALLED AND LEFT
A MESSAGE ON VOICEMAIL,

SAYING HE WANTED
TO COME HOME.

AND...I CALLED HIM BACK,
AND SAID...

AND SAID I'D HAD ENOUGH.

AND THAT HE WAS ON HIS OWN.

YOU TURNED HIM AWAY
EMPTY-HANDED.

NO, I GAVE HIM $300.

I GAVE HIM $300.

IF WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
CHECKS OUT,

THEN YOU PROBABLY
WON'T BE CHARGED.

I LOVED HIM!

I LOVED HIM.

[sobbing]

I LOVED HIM.

AND I'M GLAD HE'S DEAD.

IS THE SCANSTATION
ALMOST DONE?

TRIANGULATION
TAKES TIME, DOC.

HEY, I'M NOT
COMPLAINING.

THAT MACHINE
CREATES MY COURT EXHIBITS.

AND HE'S NOT
GOING ANYWHERE.

ALL CLEAR.

FROM THE BLOOD VOLUME
ON THE WALLS AND FLOOR,

C.O.D. IS PROBABLY
GOING TO BE EXSANGUINATION.

YOU FIND
A MURDER WEAPON?

THESE CHEAP KNIVES
WERE IN THE KITCHEN.

IT TOOK SEVEN BLADES
TO FINISH HIM OFF

'CAUSE THEY KEPT SNAPPING.

I COUNT AT LEAST
A DOZEN STAB WOUNDS.

THAT'S A LOT OF RAGE.

THE KILLER
HAD TO CUT HIMSELF.

THAT'S WHY I'M HOPING
ALL THIS BLOOD ISN'T ERIC'S.

THEY SAID
HE WAS SCREAMING.

SOMEONE FROM THIS NEIGHBORHOOD
CAME FORWARD AS A WITNESS?

THE VICTIM
DIALED 9-1-1.

DISPOSABLE CELL.

COULDN'T PINPOINT
HIS LOCATION,

BUT WE'RE GETTING
THE TAPE.

[Eric screaming on tape]

HELP! HELP!

NO! NO!

NO! NO!

PLEASE! PLEASE!
PLEASE, I'M SORRY!

AGH! AAH!

OHH! HELP!

HELP! AGH! AAH!

OHH! OHH!
[tape shuts off]

THE UNIT WAS FURNISHED,
AND THE KNIVES WERE CHEAP,

SO ERIC PROBABLY MANAGED
TO CALL 9-1-1

AFTER THE FIRST BLADE BROKE

AND THE KILLER
WENT TO GET ANOTHER.

HOW LONG IS THE TAPE?

ABOUT FOUR MINUTES.

CAN YOU WALK US THROUGH
HOW THIS WENT DOWN?

ARTERIAL BURSTS
BY THE KITCHEN WALL

SHOW THAT THE ATTACK
STARTED HERE.

NO SIGN OF FORCED ENTRY,

SO ERIC HAD TO KNOW
THE KILLER.

THESE VOID AREAS SHOW

WHERE THE KILLER STOOD
TO STAB THE VICTIM

AND GOT COVERED
IN HIS BLOOD.

THE BLOOD SPATTER
LEADS OUT TO THE STREET.

WE'RE HOPING THE BLOOD
BELONGS TO THE PERP.

I NOTIFIED THE HOSPITALS

TO CALL US
WITH ANY KNIFE WOUNDS.

WELL, THAT MUCH BLOOD
MEANS TRANSFER TO HIMSELF,

HIS VEHICLE, HIS HOME.

THERE IS NO WAY THAT SEAN KELLEY
CLEANED IT ALL UP.

WHAT MAKES YOU SO SURE
IT WAS ERIC'S STEPFATHER?

HE REPEATEDLY
THREATENED HIS LIFE

AND WAS FURIOUS
WHEN WE OFFERED ERIC A DEAL.

HOW DID KELLEY KNOW
WHERE ERIC WAS STAYING

WHEN EVEN HIS OWN MOTHER
DIDN'T KNOW?

BECAUSE HE LEFT
A MESSAGE AT HOME

WANTING HIS MOTHER
TO PICK HIM UP.

HE DIDN'T KNOW
THAT HIS PARENTS HAD SPLIT.

THAT DOESN'T PROVE
KELLEY HEARD THE MESSAGE.

WE'VE GOTTEN WARRANTS
WITH LESS.

THOSE DAYS ARE OVER,

SINCE CASEY NOVAK

LIED TO A JUDGE
AND GOT DISBARRED.

CALL ME WHEN YOU PUT
KELLEY AT THE CRIME SCENE

AND I'LL WALK IT THROUGH
MYSELF.

18 STAB WOUNDS

TO HIS BACK, CHEST,
NECK, AND ARMS.

THE FATAL BLOW
WAS A NICKED CAROTID.

COULDN'T HAVE BEEN
THE FIRST STRIKE,

SINCE IT TOOK HIM
FOUR MINUTES TO DIE.

I COUNT AT LEAST THREE
POST-MORTEM THRUSTS.

BASED ON THE WOUND TRACKS,

YOUR KILLER IS ABOUT
SIX FEET TALL

AND RIGHT-HANDED.

THAT MATCHES SEAN KELLEY.

AND ABOUT TWO MILLION
OTHER GUYS IN THE CITY.

THE VICTIM WAS ALSO SODOMIZED
WITH A FOREIGN OBJECT.

I REMOVED THESE SPLINTERS.

CSU IDENTIFIED
AS NORTHERN WHITE ASH.

WHITE ASH.
I'M THINKING BASEBALL BAT.

BUT THEY'RE USUALLY
MILLED AND CODED.

NOT IF THEY'RE HOMEMADE.

(Benson)
I WOULDN'T.

YOU DON'T KNOW
WHERE THAT'S BEEN.

YOUR CLIENT
SODOMIZED HIS STEPSON

WITH HIS FIVE-YEAR-OLD'S
HOMEMADE BASEBALL BAT.

AND THEN HE STABBED
ERIC BYERS TO DEATH

AND LEFT HIM IN A POOL
OF HIS OWN BLOOD.

I DIDN'T KILL ANYBODY.
SURE YOU DID!

BECAUSE HE HAD TO PAY
FOR THE FACT

THAT HE WAS
A PEDOPHILE.

HE MOLESTED MY SON.

TELL THAT TO YOURSELF
WHILE YOU'RE ROTTING IN PRISON.

YOU SAID BEFORE
YOU COULDN'T BE SURE

ERIC ABUSED CORY.

NOW YOU'RE SAYING
HE DIDN'T?

YOUR SON
DOESN'T REACT

LIKE A VICTIM OF ABUSE

BECAUSE HE'S
NEVER BEEN TOUCHED.

THE BASTARD DESERVED
WORSE THAN HE GOT.

HE NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT IT
FELT LIKE TO BE VIOLATED.

HE COULD DISH IT OUT,
BUT HE COULDN'T TAKE IT!

BUT YOU COULDN'T
STOP THERE,

AND THAT'S WHY
YOU TOOK HIS LIFE.

ANYONE WHO RAPES LITTLE KIDS
SHOULD BE WIPED OFF THE PLANET.

BUT I DIDN'T KILL HIM.

I LEFT HIM CRYING,
BUT ALIVE.

WHAT ARE YOU SELLING?

AFTER THAT PERFORMANCE,

NOTHING.

WELL, YOU MIGHT
WANT TO RECONSIDER.

THE JURY POOL
IS FULL OF PARENTS.

A BOY IS DEAD.

NOT MY CLIENT'S PROBLEM.

HE JUST SAID
HE DIDN'T KILL HIM.

ALTHOUGH HE CLEARLY
HAD REASON TO.

NOTHING JUSTIFIES
PREMEDITATED MURDER.

WELL, I WOULDN'T USE
RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION

IN YOUR CLOSING ARGUMENTS
FOR A PEDOPHILE, COUNSELOR.

YOU'LL LOSE.

OLIVIA,
KELLEY GO THE DISTANCE?

I GOT HIM ON SODOMY.

HE CLAIMS THAT HE
DIDN'T MURDER ERIC.

LOOKS LIKE HE'S
TELLING THE TRUTH.

DIDN'T FIND ANY BLOOD
IN HIS TRUCK OR HIS HOME.

EVEN HIS WORK BOOTS
DON'T MATCH THE PRINTS

FOUND AT THE CRIME SCENE.

I HEARD YOU HAD
A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.

HE WON'T COP TO THE MURDER.
WHY?

I FOUND BLOOD
IN THE CORRIDOR

THAT DOESN'T
BELONG TO THE VICTIM.

WELL, LET'S SWAB KELLEY
AND SEE IF THE DNA'S A MATCH.

DON'T BOTHER,
UNLESS HE'S A DIABETIC.

HOW DO YOU KNOW
OUR KILLER'S A DIABETIC?

I RAN THE BLOOD
FOR DNA...

AND THE HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
WERE SO HIGH,

I RAN AN A1C TEST.

EITHER THE KILLER
DOESN'T KNOW HE'S DIABETIC

OR HE'S NOT TAKING
ENOUGH INSULIN.

JAKE BERLIN'S A DIABETIC.

GET HIS BLOOD,
AND I'LL COMPARE IT

TO THE SAMPLE
FROM THE CRIME SCENE.

I THOUGHT BERLIN
WAS ERIC'S MENTOR.

THAT'S WHAT ERIC BELIEVED.

THEN WHY KILL HIM?

PULL UP THE PEDIAPHAX
WEBSITE

AND LET'S CHECK THE CHATTER.

[typing]

ERIC DID A KID,
THEN CONFESSED ON THE WEBSITE.

HE SNAPPED.

AFTER ALL THE PRESSURE
WITH CORY,

HE NEEDED AN OUTLET.

THE PROBLEM IS ERIC DIDN'T
REVEAL HIS VICTIM'S NAME.

YOU'RE UNDER ARREST
FOR MURDER, MR. BERLIN.

MY WEBSITE, MY RULES.

I SAID THERE'D BE
CONSEQUENCES.

YEAH, LET ME EXPLAIN
SOMETHING TO YOU.

NO MATTER WHAT
YOU MAY THINK,

YOU ARE NOT A HERO.

OR COURSE I AM.

I'M A SHINING EXAMPLE OF HOW
PEOPLE LIKE ME HAVE TO LIVE.

I DID WHAT THE SUPREME COURT
REFUSED TO DO.

I MADE RAPING A CHILD
A CAPITOL OFFENSE.

A LIFE FOR A LIFE.

DID HE MURDER THE BOY?

BY MOLESTING HIM,
ERIC KILLED HIS SPIRIT,

WHICH PRETTY MUCH
DID THE SAME THING.

IS THAT WHY
YOU BUTCHERED HIS BODY?

I DIDN'T INTEND THAT.

YOU REPEATEDLY STABBED HIM
AFTER HE WAS DEAD.

WHICH WAS WHAT HE DESERVED.

HE CROSSED A LINE
THAT WOULD NEVER BREACH.

I KNOW WHO AND WHAT I AM.

YOU KNOW, HE--I CAN'T
FALL OFF THE WAGON JUST ONCE.

I CAN'T HAVE ONE...
JUST ONE.

WHY--I CAN DO IT,
WHY CAN'T HE?

HE WAS A PEDOPHILE.
SO AM I!

IF YOU'VE NEVER TOUCHED A CHILD,
THEN THAT MAKES YOU A FIRST.

I WOULDN'T HURT A CHILD.

SO YOU SAY.

BUT IT'S MY EXPERIENCE
THAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU

CAN'T CONTROL THEIR URGES.

IT'S "DON'T," NOT "CAN'T."

I'VE NEVER KNOWN THE SWEET
RELEASE OF BEING WITH A CHILD.

IF I DID,
I COULDN'T STOP.

ERIC BYERS
WOULD NEVER HAVE STOPPED,

SO I DID YOU A FAVOR.

SO DO ME ANOTHER ONE.

TELL ME THE VICTIM'S NAME.

I DON'T KNOW IT.
TELL ME WHO HE IS,

SO I CAN GET HIM
SOME HELP.

HE WOULDN'T TELL ME.

IS THAT WHAT
SET YOU OFF?

I WAS LIVID.

HE BEGGED ME
TO UNDERSTAND HIM.

HE SAID THAT HE
COULDN'T STOP.

HE ASKED...

HE TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD JUST
LET GO AND THAT I SHOULD DO IT.

THAT I...

[stomps floor]

THAT I WOULD KNOW
THE BLISS,

THAT I'D BE UNBURDENED,
AND...

AND NOW THERE'S...
A KID OUT THERE SOMEWHERE,

HURTING, AND THERE'S
NOTHING WE CAN DO.

BECAUSE YOU JUST MURDERED
THE ONE PERSON

WHO COULD LEAD ME TO HIM.

[no audio]

(Olivia)
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN
THIS YOUNG MAN BEFORE?

(little boy)
YES.

(Olivia)
YES? WHERE WERE YOU?

(boy)
AT THE PLAYGROUND.

HE GAVE ME CANDY.

(Olivia)
DID HE TOUCH YOU?

DID HE HURT YOU AT ALL?

NO.

YOU SURE?

THANK YOU FOR COMING IN.

THIS WAY.

NO JOY?

THAT MAKES
INTERVIEW NUMBER FIVE.

THEY ALL SAW
OR TALKED TO ERIC,

BUT HE DIDN'T
TOUCH THEM.

I'M STARTING TO THINK THAT
I MAY NEVER FIND OUR VICTIM.

OLIVIA, HE'LL TURN UP.

HE HAS TO.

DON'T FORGET, ERIC
DESCRIBED THE ATTACK ONLINE

IN GRAPHIC DETAIL.

WHICH MEANS SOME KID
WILL HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS

THAT NO PARENT
WILL BE ABLE TO IGNORE.

I LOVE MY HUSBAND,
DETECTIVE.

I KNOW YOU DO, LISA.

[crying]
I DON'T WANT TO BE HERE.

I DON'T WANNA DO THIS.

BUT I DON'T WANNA DIE.

THAT'S GOOD TO HEAR.

HAVE A SEAT.

BUT IT'S GOOD
THAT YOU CAME IN, OKAY?

YOU DID THE RIGHT THING,

FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND
AND YOUR FAMILY.

NOW, CAN YOU TELL US...

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