Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 9, Episode 13 - Unorthodox - full transcript

A boy is raped and he refuses to say anything. An investigation reveals that the boy's parents are embroiled in a bitter custody dispute because the husband joined the Hassidic community. When the boy disappears, the trail leads to a Jewish community and they suspect someone there could be the perp. But it is later discovered that the perp is another boy. Elliot tries to get Casey not to prosecute him as an adult. At first she agrees but when it's discovered he's done it to others. His lawyer decides to defend by claiming he was exposed to images in the media that made him do it.

(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.

MOVE ALONG, RUNT.

KEYS AND WALLETS
ON THE TRAY.

[beeping]

THIS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.



MM-HMM.
WHAT'S IN YOUR POCKET, KID?

NOTHING!

THIS NOTHING
IS NOT ALLOWED.

YOU CAN'T TAKE AWAY
MY RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH.

YOU WANNA TALK?
USE THE PAY PHONE.

NEXT VICTIM.

COME ON, KID.
I AIN'T GETTING NO YOUNGER HERE.

[beeping]

WHOO, EVERYBODY'S
A WINNER TODAY.

[beeping]

YOU GOT A PHONE TOO,

OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY
TO TALK TO ME?

IT'S A CALCULATOR.

OH, MY GOD, KID.
THIS THING IS A MESS.



WHAT'D YOU DO, SIT IN
SOME KETCHUP OR SOMETHING?

KID, ARE YOU BLEEDING?

KID!

HEY, SOMEBODY
CALL AN AMBULANCE!

HIS NAME'S DAVID ZELINSKY.
HE'S TEN YEARS OLD.

HE'S LOST
A LOT OF BLOOD.

WE'RE STILL
TRANSFUSING HIM.

ARE HIS PARENTS HERE?

MOTHER'S TALKING
TO THE SOCIAL WORKER.

GET ANYTHING
FROM THE RAPE KIT?

SEMEN AND A PUBIC HAIR.

THE PRELIMINARY TESTS
INDICATE

THE SPERM IS STILL MOTILE.

HE WAS RAPED THIS MORNING.

I'D SAY
THE MOST RECENT ATTACK

WAS IN THE LAST
FIVE OR SIX HOURS.

MOST RECENT ATTACK?

DAVID HAS
SUBSTANTIAL SCARRING

FROM PRIOR TRAUMA.

HE'S BEEN RAPED BEFORE.

FROM THE LOOKS OF IT,

I'D SAY THIS HAS
BEEN GOING ON FOR MONTHS.

HEY THERE.

DAVID, I'M OLIVIA.

HOW YOU FEELING?

OKAY.

THE DOCTOR SAID

THAT YOU LOST
A LOT OF BLOOD.

SOMEBODY HURT YOU.

JUST LEAVE ME ALONE.

I KNOW THAT THIS
IS HARD TO TALK ABOUT.

BUT WE NEED TO FIND OUT
WHO DID THIS.

I DIDN'T
DO ANYTHING WRONG.

I KNOW THAT, SWEETHEART.

AND I KNOW
THAT THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT.

PLEASE, MOM, DON'T MAKE ME
TALK TO HER.

DETECTIVE, CAN THIS WAIT?

I'M JUST GONNA TALK
TO YOUR MOM OUTSIDE

FOR A MINUTE, OKAY?

I'LL BE RIGHT OUTSIDE.

PUT A RUSH ON THE DNA
AND RUN IT THROUGH CODIS.

THANKS, MELINDA.

HOW COULD THIS
HAVE BEEN GOING ON?

WHY DIDN'T HE TELL ME?

WELL, WHOEVER
ATTACKED YOUR SON

PROBABLY THREATENED
TO HURT HIM.

OR YOU.

MY POOR BABY.

(Stabler)
MRS. ZELINSKY, WAS DAVID OKAY

BEFORE HE WENT TO SCHOOL
THIS MORNING?

I DON'T KNOW.

MY EX HAD HIM LAST NIGHT.

COULD HE HAVE HURT DAVID?

I DON'T THINK SO.

BUT HE'S NOT THE MAN
I MARRIED.

HE GOT MIXED UP
IN SOME CRAZY STUFF.

DRUGS?

RELIGION.

HE BECAME A ZEALOT.

LOST ALL INTEREST IN ME.

STARTED SPENDING
ALL OF HIS FREE TIME

WITH THE RABBIS.

HE'S HASIDIC.

HE IS NOW.

I FINALLY HAD ENOUGH,
WE SPLIT UP.

HE MOVED TO WILLIAMSBURG.

MOM!

EXCUSE ME.

YOU SHOULD TALK
TO THE FATHER.

HASIDIC MEN DON'T APPRECIATE
A WOMAN

GIVING THEM
THE THIRD DEGREE.

I'LL WORK IT WITH MUNCH.

I'D NEVER HURT
MY LITTLE BOY.

NAME THE TEST,
I'LL TAKE IT.

START WITH YOUR DNA.

THIS IS RACHAEL'S FAULT.

THESE UNSPEAKABLE THINGS,
THEY ONLY HAPPEN IN YOUR WORLD.

MR. ZELINSKY, THESE THINGS
CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.

NO.

NO, IF SHE HAD
LET ME BRING DAVID HERE

WHERE IT'S SAFE...

SAFE--HE WAS ATTACKED
THIS MORNING

WHILE HE WAS WITH YOU.

THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

WE WERE AT SHUL.
I WAS WITH HIM THE WHOLE TIME.

(Munch)
DAVID WAS NEVER ALONE?

NO, WE WENT TO MINYAN,
THE MORNING SERVICE.

AND ONE OF HIS TUTORS
GAVE HIM A LIFT TO SCHOOL.

TUTOR'S NAME?

YAROG VIVAL YAVAR.

(Stabler)
THAT A NAME?

(Munch)
IT'S FROM THE TALMUD.

I BELIEVE MR. ZELINSKY'S
TRYING TO TELL US

HE WON'T TAKE A LIFE
TO SAVE A LIFE.

THIS TUTOR
IS AN UPSTANDING YOUNG MAN.

AN ACCUSATION LIKE THIS
COULD RUIN HIS LIFE.

YOU CARE MORE
ABOUT THIS GUY'S REPUTATION

THAN YOUR OWN SON?

OF COURSE I DON'T!

I'M JUST TRYING
TO BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY.

I UNDERSTAND
YOUR DILEMMA.

BUT THE BIBLICAL CONCEPT
OF LIF' NAY EEVAIR

COMMANDS YOU
NOT TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY.

WE'LL BE DISCREET.

TUTOR'S NAME
IS JACOB RIBOWSKY.

HE TEACHES AT TORAH VEYIRAH.

IT'S THE LOCAL YESHIVA.

GOOD.

I COLLARED A GUY HERE ONCE
FOR DIDDLING A LITTLE GIRL.

NO ONE WOULD TALK.

MEHSIRA, IT'S YIDDISH
FOR SUSPICION

OF SECULAR AUTHORITIES.

THEY CLOSE RANKS
AROUND THE ACCUSED.

OH, IT'S LIKE THE CHURCH
MOVING PRIESTS AROUND

TO DIFFERENT PARISHES.

IT'S CALLED A COVER-UP.

CAN I HELP YOU?

YEAH, HI.

WE'RE LOOKING
FOR JACOB RIBOWSKY.

YOU LEAVE JACOB ALONE.

HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG.

WHAT'S WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE
ANNOUNCEMENT?

"JACOB RIBOWSKY'S COMPORTMENT

"HAS BEEN IN COMPLETE ACCORDANCE
WITH TORAH LAW.

PARENTS SHOULD NOT HESITATE
TO ENGAGE HIM AS A TUTOR."

IF YOU ASK ME, THAT'S LIKE
PUTTING THE FOX

BACK INTO THE HENHOUSE.

IS THAT YOUR IDEA?

RABBI ISKOWITZ IS IN CHARGE

OF ALL
OF OUR CORRESPONDENCE.

AND WHERE CAN WE FIND HIM?

HE'S NOT HERE.

I DOUBT THAT.

NO.
YOU CANNOT GO IN THERE.

SIR?

IS THIS
THE LITTLE BIBLE STUDY GROUP,

OR SOME DAMAGE CONTROL?

OUR COMMUNITY
IS SHELTERED, DETECTIVE.

WAIT A MINUTE.
WHO ARE YOU?

I'M RABBI ISKOWITZ,
THE HEAD RABBI.

AND I CANNOT ALLOW YOU
TO ARREST FIRST

AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER.

NO, YOU'D RATHER
SWEEP THINGS UNDER THE RUG.

YANKEL DROVE DAVID ZELINSKY
INTO THE CITY,

DROPPED HIM OFF AT SCHOOL,

AND WENT
TO A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT.

HE HAS BEEN FOUND INNOCENT
OF ALL CHARGES.

FOUND INNOCENT?

REALLY, WHERE'S THE JURY?

THE BEIT DIN
HAS BEEN THE CORNERSTONE

OF OUR LEGAL SYSTEM
SINCE THE TIME OF MOSES.

THAT'S FUNNY,

I THOUGHT THE SUPREME COURT
OF NEW YORK

WAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY
IN THIS STATE.

DETECTIVE, WE ARE
HELD ACCOUNTABLE

BY THE HIGHEST OF AUTHORITIES.

WE TAKE CLAIMS LIKE THESE
VERY SERIOUSLY.

WELL, I'VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS

TAKE THESE CLAIMS SERIOUSLY.

YOU, GET UP.

WAIT, HAS DAVID ACCUSED
MR. RIBOWSKY OF ANYTHING?

DO YOU HAVE FORENSIC EVIDENCE
AGAINST HIM?

WE'RE WAITING
FOR THE RESULTS.

THEN YOU CAN WAIT
FOR MR. RIBOWSKY.

I KNOW YOUR LAWS.

HE IS UNDER
NO OBLIGATION TO SUBMIT

TO RANDOM QUESTIONING
OR A DNA TEST

WITHOUT A WARRANT.

SINCE I DOUBT YOU HAVE
ENOUGH TO ARREST HIM,

I'M SURE
HE'D MUCH RATHER STAY HERE.

ISN'T THAT RIGHT, YANKEL?

YES, REBBEH.

I KNOW GUYS LIKE YOU
CAN'T STAY AWAY

FROM LITTLE BOYS.

IT'S ONLY
A MATTER OF TIME.

SO I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOU.

(Ribowsky)
IT'S OKAY.

KISS ME.

IT'S OKAY.

IT'S ALL RIGHT.

GET OFF HIM.

LEAVE JACOB ALONE!

WHAT THE HELL'S
GOING ON HERE?

WE'VE BEEN IN LOVE
FOR A YEAR.

BUT IN OUR COMMUNITY,
WE CAN'T EVEN HOLD HANDS

UNTIL WE GET MARRIED.

WE'RE BARELY ALLOWED
TO LOOK AT EACH OTHER.

I KNOW ORTHODOX JEWS
WHO DATE.

WHY NOT LEAVE
THE HASIDIC COMMUNITY?

BECAUSE IT'S OUR LIFE.

WE LOVE THE RITUALS,
THE TRADITION.

WE DON'T WANNA LEAVE.

BUT YOU WANT IT BOTH WAYS
BY USING A KID

TO COVER FOR YOU, HUH?

WHO IS HE, THE BOY
I SAW YOU WALKING WITH?

HE'S MY BROTHER.

YOUR BROTHER.

I COULDN'T TELL YOU
IN FRONT OF THE BEIT DIN.

I WOULD HAVE BEEN SHUNNED.

AND IS THAT THE ONLY THING

YOU LIED ABOUT
IN FRONT OF THEM?

JACOB?

UM, YESTERDAY WAS MY DAY OFF.

AND AFTER MINYAN
I MET JACOB AND DAVID

BEHIND THE SYNAGOGUE.

WHEN I FINISHED
TUTORING HIM,

WE DROVE INTO THE CITY,

DROPPED DAVID OFF
AND WENT TO THE ROXY.

THEY WERE HAVING
AN ALL-DAY FILM FESTIVAL.

IT--IT WAS A PLACE
TO BE ALONE.

ALL WE WANTED
WAS A LITTLE PRIVACY.

I WAS WITH JACOB
THE WHOLE TIME.

HE DID NOT DO ANYTHING
TO THAT BOY.

PLEASE.
YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE HIM.

RIBOWSKY'S ALIBI CHECK OUT?

THE MANAGER AT THE ROXY
REMEMBERS JACOB

AND FAITH BUYING TICKETS.

I GUESS THEY'D STAND OUT.

IT'S CRAZY.

HE'D RATHER EVERYBODY
THINK HE'S A PERV
[cell phone rings]

THAT ADMIT HE WAS MAKING OUT
WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND

AT THE MOVIES.

DETECTIVE STABLER.

MRS. ZELINSKY, SLOW DOWN.
SLOW DOWN.

REPEAT THAT.

I'LL BE RIGHT THERE.
JUST STAY THERE.

WHAT'S UP?

DAVID ZELINSKY'S
BEEN KIDNAPPED.

I WENT OUT
TO GET GROCERIES.

WHEN I CAME BACK,
DAVID WAS GONE.

AVI SWORE HE WOULD DO THIS.

HE THREATEN TO TAKE DAVID?

HE CALLED THIS AFTERNOON.

HE SAID HE WAS GONNA GO
TO COURT, GET CUSTODY,

AND I'D NEVER SEE DAVID AGAIN.

ANY IDEA WHERE
HE'D MIGHT TAKE HIM?

I DON'T KNOW.

HIS FAMILY'S MOSTLY
IN BROOKLYN.

AND ISRAEL.

(Munch)
DOES DAVID HAVE A PASSPORT?

NO, WE'VE NEVER LEFT
THE COUNTRY.

ELLIOT.

SUPER SAID THERE WAS SOMETHING

ON THE SECURITY CAM TAPES.

(Stabler)
15 MINUTES AFTER RACHEL
LEFT THE APARTMENT

AVI WALKED OUT WITH DAVID.

WE GOT A WATCH AND WARRANT

OUT ON ZELINSKY?

I GOT LAKE AND FIN
CANVASSING WILLIAMSBURG

WITH THE PRECINCT COPS.

THEY MIGHT WANT TO HEAD
A LITTLE BIT FURTHER EAST.

I SPOKE TO STATE DEPARTMENT
SECURITY DIVISION.

DAVID ZELINSKY HAS A PASSPORT.

WELL, HOW'S THAT POSSIBLE?

MINOR CAN'T GET A PASSPORT
UNLESS BOTH PARENTS CONSENT.

THEY DID ACCORDING TO THIS.

DAVID'S PASSPORT APPLICATION,
COMPLETE WITH NOTARIZED CONSENT.

SIGNED BY RACHEL ZELINSKY.

THAT'S NOT MY SIGNATURE.

AVI MUST'VE FORGED IT.

ALERT PORT AUTHORITY.

I WANT A BLANKET ON NEWARK
AND KENNEDY.

(Munch)
I'LL PUT A CALL INTO
THE ISRAELI CONSULATE AS WELL.

OH, MY GOD, HE'S TAKING HIM
TO ISRAEL.

I'LL NEVER SEE DAVID AGAIN.

LISTEN TO ME.

ISRAEL IS A SIGNATORY
TO THE HAGUE CONVENTION,

WHICH MEANS EVEN IF AVI
GETS DAVID ON A PLANE,

THERE'S NO WAY TEL AVIV CUSTOMS

WILL LET HIM INTO THE COUNTRY.

[computer beeps]

LOOKS LIKE AVI FIGURED THAT OUT
FOR HIMSELF.

EZ PASS JUST CLOCKED
HIS CAR

GETTING OFF THE THRUWAY
AT HARRIMAN.

HEADING FOR THE CANADIAN BORDER?

(Fin)
THE THRUWAY'S
THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE.

YOUR HUSBAND KNOW ANYONE
IN MONTREAL?

RACHEL?

(Rachel)
OH, MY GOD.

HE'S TAKING DAVID
TO KEHILAT MOSHE.

(Cragen)
IS THAT THE HASIDIC TOWN
UPSTATE?

(Munch)
YEAH, IT'S LIKE THE SHTETLS
IN THE OLD COUNTRY.

IT WAS FOUNDED IN THE LATE '70S
BY A SMALL GROUP

OF ORTHODOX JEWS
FROM WILLIAMSBURG.

(Rachel)
AVI'S TALKED ABOUT LIVING
UP THERE.

(Fin)
HERE WE GO.

THEY HAVE THEIR OWN
AMBULANCE CORPS,

SCHOOLS, AND POLICE.

IT'S A SELF-RELIANT
COMMUNITY.

GOOD PLACE FOR AVI
TO HIDE OUT.

(Munch)
AND TO HIDE A KID.

EVERY FAMILY UP THERE
HAS AT LEAST SIX BRATS.

THEY HAVE THE YOUNGEST
MEDIAN AGE IN THE STATE.

THEY'RE ENCOURAGED TO PROCREATE.

SOUNDS LIKE A CULT.

WELL, IT'S MORE LIKE THE AMISH.

THE GRAND REBBE MOVED
HIS CONGREGANTS

TO KEHILAT MOSHE
SO THEY WOULDN'T ASSIMILATE.

HE WANTED THEM TO LIVE
A PURE LIFE

AWAY FROM THE AMORAL INFLUENCES

OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD.

THEY'RE EXTREMELY ORTHODOX.

THE WOMEN WEAR LONG SKIRTS.

THEY'RE SEPARATED FROM THE MEN
ON THE BUSES

AND IN THE SHULS.

MANY BARELY SPEAK ENGLISH.

THERE ARE NO CELL PHONES,

VERY FEW CARS.

THEY HAVE NO TELEVISION,
MOVIES, OR MAGAZINES.

THEY'RE TOTALLY SHELTERED.

FEELS LIKE COMING HOME,
DOESN'T IT?
[Munch chuckles]

JUST LIKE THE STORIES BUBBE
USED TO TELL.

HEY, CHECK OUT THAT PLATE.
THAT'S AVI ZELINSKY'S CAR.

PLACE LIKE THIS,

I'LL BET HE DIDN'T LOCK
THE DOORS.

EXCUSE ME,
CAN I HELP YOU?

YEAH, WE'RE FROM THE NYPD

INVESTIGATING A KIDNAPPING
AND A RAPE.

YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR JURISDICTION.

YOU HAVE NO AUTHORITY HERE.

THE OWNER OF THIS CAR
KIDNAPPED A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY.

I NEED TO SPEAK
TO YOUR SUPERVISOR.

[speaking Yiddish]

[man on radio speaking Yiddish]

IF YOU'LL COME
TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE,

THE GRAND REBBE WILL HELP YOU
ANY WAY HE CAN.

YOU CAN TELL THE GRAND REBBE
HE CAN KISS MY TUCHUS.

MY YIDDISH IS A LITTLE RUSTY,

BUT I'M PRETTY SURE
THEY JUST TOLD OUR FRIEND HERE

TO KEEP US AWAY
FROM THE SYNAGOGUE.

WHY DON'T WE GO TO TEMPLE?

[chanting]

(David)
NO, NO!
LEAVE ME ALONE!

COME WITH ME.
NO, I DON'T WANT TO GO!

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND--
HE KIDNAPPED DAVID!

REBBE!
HE'S THE ONE
WHO BROUGHT HIM HERE.

RABBI ISKOWITZ?
I FOLLOWED HIM UP HERE.

DON'T LET HIM TAKE
MY BOY.

JUST COULDN'T LEAVE HIM ALONE,
COULD YOU?

I HAVE THE BOY'S BEST INTERESTS
AT HEART.

WAS IT JUST HIS HEART
YOU HAD AN INTEREST IN?

DON'T LET THEM TAKE ME!

I DON'T WANT TO GO!

REBBE, PLEASE DON'T LET THEM.

I WAS TRYING TO PROTECT
THE CHILD.

YOU AND I ARE GONNA GO
BACK TO NEW YORK

AND TALK ABOUT THIS,
COME ON.

I'D LIKE TO FINISH MA'ARIV.

IF YOU'RE A MAN OF FAITH,
I KNOW YOU'LL RESPECT THAT.

I HAVE NO RESPECT
FOR CHILD MOLESTERS.

LET'S GO.

I'M NOT A CHILD MOLESTER.

YOU WERE JUST TAKING DAVID OUT

FOR A LITTLE DRIVE
IN THE COUNTRY, HUH?

I WAS TRYING TO SAVE THE BOY
FROM YOUR SOCIETY.

MY SOCIETY?

YOUR MORALLY BANKRUPT CULTURE

HAS ALL BUT SWALLOWED HIM
WHOLE.

YOU'RE GONNA SIT THERE
AND LECTURE ME

ON MORAL BANKRUPTCY?

IT'S MY DUTY
TO SAVE DAVID

FROM HIS MOTHER'S WORLD.

SO YOU COULDN'T TELL US
WHAT YOU DID TO HIM?

(David)
THE RABBI DIDN'T DO ANYTHING
TO ME.

HE KIDNAPPED YOU, DAVID.

NO, I WANTED TO GO.

I ASKED HIM TO TAKE ME.

RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE
I NEED YOU TO TELL ME THE TRUTH.

I AM TELLING THE TRUTH.

SO--

SO WHY WOULD YOU WANT
TO LEAVE YOUR MOM AND DAD

AND YOUR HOME?

I DIDN'T.

WELL, WHY WOULD YOU ASK
THE RABBI

TO TAKE YOU TO KEHILIT MOSHE?

HE SAID I CAN GO
TO SCHOOL THERE.

YOU WANTED TO GO
TO SCHOOL THERE?

HE SAID THAT THEY'D BE NICE
TO ME.

HE SAID THAT NO ONE
WOULD HURT ME.

THAT I'D BE SAFE.

WHY AREN'T YOU SAFE
AT SCHOOL, DAVID?

WHY AREN'T YOU SAFE
AT SCHOOL?

WHO'S HURTING YOU?
IS IT ONE OF YOUR TEACHERS?

I PROMISED HIM I WOULDN'T TELL.

YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK,
ELLIOT,

BUT IT WASN'T HIS TEACHER.

HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?

I PUT THE PUBIC HAIR
WE RECOVERED

FROM THE CRIME SCENE
UNDER A MICROSCOPE.

THIS IS AN ADULT PUBIC HAIR.

THIS IS HAIR FROM
THE RAPE KIT.

(Stabler)
THEY'RE TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

THE ONE FROM THE RAPE KIT
IS SHORTER AND LESS COARSE.

I'D SAY IT'S NO MORE
THAN A TANNER STAGE TWO.

TANNER STAGES?
OUR PERP'S AN ADOLESCENT?

BASED ON THIS PHOTO,

HE'S BETWEEN 12
AND 14 YEARS OLD.

(Stabler)
DAVID'S ATTACKER IS ONE
OF THESE BOYS

FROM HIS SCHOOL.

(Munch)
IT'S 130 POTENTIAL SUSPECTS.

(Stabler)
AND WE'RE GONNA NEED
PARENTAL CONSENT

TO TALK TO EVERY SINGLE
ONE OF THEM.

WELL MAYBE I CAN HELP YOU
NARROW DOWN THE FIELD.

WE KNOW FROM THE PUBIC HAIR

THAT THE BOY WHO ATTACKED DAVID

IS A FEW YEARS OLDER.

HE'S PROBABLY DRAWN
TO YOUNGER CHILDREN

BECAUSE HE'S NOT ACCEPTED
BY KIDS HIS OWN AGE.

HE'S THE KID WHO GETS
PICKED LAST FOR KICKBALL.

(Huang)
YEAH, HE DOESN'T FIT IN.

HE PROBABLY PREFERS TO PLAY

WITH YOUNGER GIRLS AS WELL.

THINK HE'S GAY?

NOT NECESSARILY.

I THINK HE FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE
AROUND BOYS HIS OWN AGE.

HE'S BEEN PICKED ON
AND HE'S ANGRY ABOUT IT.

HE TOOK HIS ANGER OUT
ON DAVID,

A YOUNGER, VULNERABLE KID,

BECAUSE IT MADE HIM FEEL
POWERFUL.

(Huang)
HE BULLIED YOU.
HE FORCED YOU.

HE SAID THAT IT WAS OKAY,

THAT ALL THE OTHER OLDER BOYS
WERE DOING IT TOO.

WHO TOLD YOU?

DETECTIVES BENSON AND STABLER

ARE GOOD AT THEIR JOBS,
DAVID.

WE HAVE PROOF THAT A BOY
AT YOUR SCHOOL ATTACKED YOU.

PLEASE, I DON'T WANT ANYONE
AT SCHOOL TO KNOW.

I UNDERSTAND.

IT'S PRIVATE.

BUT THE ONLY WAY
THAT WE CAN PROTECT YOU

IS IF WE KNOW WHO HE IS.

JACK.

HIS NAME IS JACK.

[erotic groaning on television]

(Stabler)
JACK TREMBLAY?

JACK TREMBLAY.

(Fin)
WHERE ARE YOUR FOLKS?

MY DAD WORKS LATE.

(Stabler)
YOUR MOM?

SHE'S DEAD.

WHO ARE YOU?

WE'RE DETECTIVES.
YOUR BROTHER LET US IN.

SORRY, JACK.
THEY SAID I HAD TO.

ALL RIGHT, THE TWO OF YOU
GET DRESSED.

YOU'RE COMING WITH US.

GET YOUR CLOTHES ON.

(Fin)
YOUR BROTHER EVER DONE ANYTHING

TO MAKE YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE?

NO, MY BROTHER LOVES ME.

SO HE'S NEVER HURT YOU.

PUT ME IN A HEADLOCK ONCE.

HAS HE EVER TOUCHED YOU
DOWN THERE?

BELOW YOUR BELT BUCKLE?

WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME
THIS STUFF?

MY BROTHER'S MY BEST FRIEND.
HE WOULDN'T DO THAT.

(George Tremblay)
WHERE ARE MY BOYS?

DAD?

WHERE ARE MY BOYS?

MR. TREMBLAY, THEY'RE BOTH OKAY.

THEN WHAT ARE THEY DOING HERE?

SIR, I'M CAPTAIN CRAGEN.

YOUR SON JACK
IS UNDER ARREST.

FOR WHAT?

RAPE.

HE'S ONLY 14.

HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE
A GIRLFRIEND!

THE VICTIM WAS
A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY.

[scoffs]
YOU'RE WRONG.

WHERE'S MY SON?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HIM?

(Stabler)
MR. TREMBLAY--
JACK!

(Jack)
DAD?
JACK!

DON'T--SIR, SIR,
YOU NEED TO COME THIS WAY.

JACK!
THIS WAY.

(George)
JACK?

JACK!
DAD, WHERE ARE YOU?

(Cragen)
HE CAN'T SEE YOU.

I'M TAKING YOU HOME!

NO, SIR, YOU'RE NOT.

DAD?
DAD, I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY!

I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY!

YOU'VE GOTTA BELIEVE ME.

PLEASE GET ME OUT OF HERE.

DAD?

SO TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED
WITH DAVID.

I SAW IT IN A MOVIE.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

THERE WAS THIS GUY
IN PRISON.

HE DID STUFF
TO THIS OTHER GUY.

I THOUGHT DAVID
WAS COOL WITH IT.

DID YOU TELL JACK
IT WAS OKAY

FOR HIM TO TOUCH YOU?

I WAS AFRAID.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT
HE'D DO TO ME

IF I SAID NO.

(Jack)
I WASN'T TRYING TO HURT HIM.

HE NEVER TOLD ME TO STOP.

(David)
I WANTED HIM TO STOP.

IT REALLY HURT.

I CRIED,

BUT HE JUST KEPT DOING IT.

(Jack)
I THOUGHT HE LIKED IT.

WE DID IT A BUNCH OF TIMES.

(David)
HE KEPT MAKING ME DO IT.

THAT'S WHY I ASKED THE RABBI
TO TAKE ME AWAY.

HE WOULDN'T LEAVE ME ALONE.

(Jack)
IT WAS JUST LIKE
IN THE MOVIE.

THE GUY SAID,
"YOU'RE MY BITCH.

I OWN YOU."

AND EVERYONE RESPECTED HIM.

YOU WANTED THE OTHER BOYS
TO RESPECT YOU.

I'M SICK OF EVERYONE
PICKING ON ME.

THE GUY IN THE MOVIE
DIDN'T GET PICKED ON

AFTER HE HAD SEX.

AND THAT'S WHY I DID IT.

WE WERE JUST FOOLING AROUND!

JACK, WHY DID YOU DO THIS?

I DON'T KNOW.

IS THAT ALL YOU CAN SAY?
"I DON'T KNOW?"

IS THAT ALL YOU CAN SAY?

ENOUGH!

ENOUGH--YOU HIT HIM AGAIN,
I'LL LOCK YOU UP.

HE'S ALL YOURS.

I'M THROUGH.

[door slams]

MR. TREMBLAY, YOU CAN'T WALK OUT
ON HIM.

I JUST DID.

HE'S A MINOR.

I CAN ONLY RELEASE HIM
INTO YOUR CUSTODY.

IF YOU LEAVE,
I PUT HIM IN JAIL.

I DON'T WANT HIM AROUND
MY YOUNGER BOY.

I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE UPSET
ABOUT THIS--

I-I DON'T WANT
TO HEAR IT.

I DON'T WANT TO SEE HIM!

HE'S YOUR SON.

NOT ANYMORE.

LET'S GO.
COME ON.

MR. TREMBLAY, I NEED PERMISSION
TO QUESTION JACK FURTHER.

DO WHAT YOU WANT
WITH HIM.

YOU BUY JACK DIDN'T KNOW
WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG?

IT DOESN'T MATTER.

DAVID'S 10 YEARS OLD.
JACK'S 14.

IT'S STATUTORY RAPE.
CONSENT ISN'T AN ISSUE.

MAYBE NOT,

BUT I'M SURE AS HELL
GONNA MAKE IT ONE AT TRIAL.

ROXANA,
YOU'RE REPRESENTING JACK?

GEORGE TREMBLAY CALLED
LEGAL AID

TO ASK HOW HE COULD GIVE UP
HIS SON FOR ADOPTION.

AND YOU SMELLED HEADLINES.

I WAS MOVED BY COMPASSION

FOR THE SAD PLIGHT
OF THE BOY.

I'M SURE THE FAMILY COURT JUDGE

WILL BE MOVED TOO.

OH, I'M TRYING JACK
AS AN ADULT.

PLEASE, I'M INVOKING MY CLIENT'S
RIGHT TO SILENCE.

CRAGEN, GO TELL YOUR BIG,
BAD DETECTIVE

TO STOP QUESTIONING HIM.

FINE, BUT JACK ALREADY TOLD US

EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW.

GEORGE TREMBLAY WAIVED
JACK'S MIRANDA RIGHTS.

HIS CONFESSION IS ADMISSIBLE.

DOESN'T MATTER.

NO JURY IS GONNA CONVICT
THAT CHILD ON RAPE ONE.

THAT CHILD IS A PREDATOR.

HE RAPED DAVID
A HALF A DOZEN TIMES.

THEY WERE A COUPLE OF KIDS
SCREWING AROUND,

IF YOU'LL PARDON THE EXPRESSION.

YOU TRY JACK AS AN ADULT,

YOU'RE LOOKING AT JURY
NULLIFICATION.

I'LL TAKE MY CHANCES.

AND I LOOK FORWARD
TO KICKING YOUR ASS.

SHE REALLY LIKES
TO STIR THE POT.

I SENT DAVID
AND HIS PARENTS HOME

BEFORE SHE COULD SINK
HER TEETH INTO 'EM.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO
WITH RABBI ISKOWITZ?

WELL, HE KIDNAPPED DAVID.

IT'S CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE.

DAVID ASKED THE RABBI
TO TAKE HIM AWAY.

IT'S YOUR CALL,
COUNSELOR.

CUT HIM LOOSE.

I'M SORRY I ACCUSED YOU
OF MOLESTING DAVID.

PIKUACH NEFESH.

YOU WERE TRYING
TO SAVE A LIFE.

SO WAS I.

ARE YOU CHARGING JACK TREMBLAY
AS AN ADULT?

WE ARE.

MANY PEOPLE WHO HIT
THEIR CHILDREN

QUOTE THE BOOK OF PROVERBS.

SPARE THE ROD,
SPOIL THE CHILD.

YES, BUT THEY TAKE THE PHRASE
OUT OF CONTEXT.

THE TALMUD SAYS IF YOU MUST
STRIKE THE CHILD,

YOU SHOULD DO SO
ONLY WITH A SHOELACE.

WELL, JACK RAPED
ONE OF YOUR STUDENTS.

YOU REALLY THINK A SHOELACE
IS THE RIGHT PUNISHMENT?

I THINK YOU'RE ASKING
THE WRONG QUESTION.

YOU SHOULD BE ASKING
"WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?"

TOO LATE FOR ARRAIGNMENT.

WE'RE HOLDING JACK
OVERNIGHT.

THE TALMUD SAYS A BOY
BECOMES A MAN AT 13.

BUT THOSE LAWS WEREN'T MADE
FOR YOUR WORLD.

DOES HE LOOK LIKE A MAN
TO YOU?

[knock on door]

HEY, I WAS JUST ABOUT
TO CALL YOU.

I'M HEADING OVER
TO ARRAIGN JACK TREMBLAY.

UH, YEAH.

DON'T.

WHAT, DID SOMETHING HAPPEN?

YOU KNOW, I WAS UP
ALL NIGHT...

WITH THE BABY,

AND IT GOT ME THINKING.

YOU WANT ME TO SEND JACK
TO FAMILY COURT.

NO, I WANT TO DO
WHAT'S RIGHT, CASEY.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION'S
MAKING YOU SOFT, ELLIOT.

OKAY, LOOK--
I DON'T KNOW.

I JUST KEPT WONDERING
WHAT MAKES SOME KIDS

GO ONE WAY AND SOME
GO ANOTHER?

PARENTS ARE SUPPOSED
TO LOVE THEIR CHILDREN.

THEY'RE SUPPOSED
TO PROTECT THEM.

JACK'S FATHER THREW HIM
TO THE WOLVES.

SO HE HAS A CRAP FATHER.

LOTS OF CHILDREN DO.
BUT THEY DON'T BECOME RAPISTS.

WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE

IS PUTTING A CHILD AWAY
WITH HARDENED CRIMINALS.

JACK IS STILL A CHILD,
CASEY,

AND HE'S GOT NO ONE.

SHOULDN'T WE JUST GIVE HIM
A CHANCE TO GET HELP?

OKAY, ELLIOT.

WE'LL TRY HIM IN FAMILY COURT.

YOUR HONOR, WHAT HAPPENED

BETWEEN DAVID ZELINSKY
AND JACK TREMBLAY

WAS A SEXUAL EXPERIMENT
GONE WRONG.

ONE OF THOSE THINGS
WE SOMETIMES SEE

IN ADOLESCENCE WHEN
CURIOUS BOYS,

LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES,

ACT OUT IN WAYS
THEY DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND--

YOUR HONOR, I'M TRYING TO MAKE
AN OPENING ARGUMENT.

MS. NOVAK, I HOPE YOU HAVE
A GOOD REASON

TO INTERRUPT THIS TRIAL.
I DO, YOUR HONOR.

(Novak)
HAS THE PROSECUTION
SWORN HIS FIRST WITNESS?

(Judge Sciola)
NO.

THEN DOUBLE JEOPARDY
HASN'T ATTACHED

AND I'M REMOVING THIS CASE
TO CRIMINAL COURT.

(Munch)
JACK TREMBLAY,
YOU'RE UNDER ARREST FOR RAPE.

COME ON.

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.

(Judge Sciola)
NO.

MS. NOVAK IS RIGHT
ON THE LAW.

THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO,
COUNSELOR.

THIS COURT IS ADJOURNED.

[bangs gavel]

CASEY, WHAT'S GOING ON?
I THOUGHT WE HAD A DEAL.

THAT WAS BEFORE ANOTHER
12-YEAR-OLD CAME FORWARD.

SHE ACCUSED JACK
OF RAPING HER TOO.

12-YEAR-OLD GIRL?

SHE WAS JUST THE FIRST.

SECOND LITTLE GIRL SHOWED UP

AS WE WERE LEAVING
THE SQUAD ROOM.

SHE'S ONLY TEN.

HOW CONVENIENT.

THREE SWEET AND INNOCENT
LITTLE VICTIMS

TO BOLSTER YOUR CASE.

THEY WERE AFRAID
TO SAY ANYTHING.

SO WHAT?

SOMEONE SUDDENLY SPIKED
THE BUG JUICE

IN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA
WITH LIQUID COURAGE?

WHEN JACK WAS ARRESTED

THEY FELT SAFE ENOUGH
TO COME FORWARD.

IS THIS THE BOY?

WE'RE NOT TAKING
ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

WE HEARD THREE LITTLE GIRLS
CLAIMED THEY WERE RAPED.

IS THAT TRUE,
MS. NOVAK?

SHE SAID NO MORE QUESTIONS.

I'M PREPARED TO MAKE
A STATEMENT

EVEN IF MS. NOVAK ISN'T.

(reporter)
WILL YOU TAKE A PLEA?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

MY CLIENT DIDN'T UNDERSTAND
WHAT HE WAS DOING.

YOU'RE PLEADING INSANITY?

THAT'S A STRETCH
EVEN FOR YOU, ROXANA.

HARDLY.

JUST LOOK
AT THIS FEEDING FRENZY.

YOU ALL ARE PART
OF THE PROBLEM.

THE MEDIA IN TODAY'S SOCIETY

IS SEXUALIZING OUR CHILDREN.

THE AMOUNT OF SEX ON TELEVISION

HAS DOUBLED IN THE PAST
TEN YEARS.

YOU'RE GOING TO ARGUE

THAT THE BOOB TUBE
MADE JACK TREMBLAY A RAPIST?

(Fox)
I SURE AM.

ACCORDING TO THE KAISER FAMILY
FOUNDATION,

77% OF PRIME TIME TV SHOWS
CONTAIN SEXUAL CONTENT.

(Novak)
BUT KAISER NEVER SAID
IT CAUSES PEOPLE TO RAPE.

AND MOST OF THE KIDS
WHO WATCH THOSE SHOWS

DON'T START RAPING
OTHER CHILDREN.

IT'S NOT JUST TELEVISION.

SONG LYRICS--
40% OF SONG LYRICS

ARE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT.

AND JACK,
LIKE MOST KIDS HIS AGE,

HAS BEEN EXPOSED
TO HARDCORE PORN ONLINE.

I GET THE PICTURE,
BUT I'M A LITTLE FUZZY

ON HOW THIS MAKES
YOUR CLIENT INSANE.

LEGAL INSANITY IS DEFINED

AS THE INABILITY TO UNDERSTAND
THE CONSEQUENCES

OF ONE'S ACTIONS.

THE SEX AND VIOLENCE
GLORIFIED ON TV

HAS NO CONSEQUENCES,

SO JACK DIDN'T THINK
THERE WERE ANY IN REAL LIFE.

YOUR HONOR,
THIS ARGUMENT IS ABSURD.

NOT ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS.

RESEARCHES AT RAND
HAVE FOUND

THAT KIDS WHO
ARE HEAVILY EXPOSED

TO SEXUAL CONTENT
ARE TWICE AS LIKELY

TO INITIATE SEX BY THE TIME
THEY'RE 14.

AND THAT STUDY'S IN HERE?

IN BLACK AND WHITE,
YOUR HONOR.

GIVEN THE ONGOING
RAUNCHIFICATION OF OUR CULTURE,

HOW COULD JACK TREMBLAY
HAVE KNOWN

HE DID ANYTHING WRONG?

YOUR HONOR,

THE ONLY THING INSANE HERE

IS MS. FOX'S DEFENSE.

I THINK I'LL LET A JURY
DECIDE THAT.

I'M ALLOWING THIS DEFENSE.

I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT.

(Novak)
SO YOU'RE IN THE SIXTH GRADE,
LUCY.

DO YOU HANG AROUND
WITH ANY EIGHTH-GRADERS

AT SCHOOL?

NO.

ONLY WITH JACK.

HE LIKES TO PLAY
WITH KIDS MY AGE.

AT FIRST HE WAS NICE.

AND THE GIRLS IN MY GRADE
THOUGHT I WAS COOL

BECAUSE AN OLDER KID
LIKED ME.

IT'S OKAY, ASHLEY.

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED.

HE TOLD ME HE'D SEEN
SOME STUFF

IN A MOVIE.

GIRLS LICKING BOYS LIKE CATS.

HE SAID I HAD TO LICK HIM
TOO.

HE SAID IT'S WHAT PEOPLE
WHO LIKE EACH OTHER DO.

AND IF I DIDN'T,

HE WOULDN'T BE MY FRIEND
ANYMORE.

(Novak)
MICHELLE, DID YOU WANT
TO STOP?

(Michelle)
YES.

(Novak)
AND WHAT DID JACK DO?

HE GOT MAD.

HE HELD ME DOWN.

HE FORCED ME TO DO
OTHER THINGS.

IT HURT SO MUCH.

HE WOULDN'T STOP.

HE KEPT SAYING
IT'D BE ALL RIGHT.

BUT IT WASN'T.

IT WASN'T ALL RIGHT.

NOTHING FURTHER,
YOUR HONOR.

(Judge Cohen)
MS. FOX.

THE DEFENSE HAS NO QUESTIONS
AT THIS TIME.

(Judge Cohen)
YOU MAY STEP DOWN.

YOUR HONOR, THE PEOPLE REST.

(Judge Cohen)
WE'LL START WITH
THE DEFENSE'S CASE

FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.

COURT'S ADJOURNED.
[bangs gavel]

I THINK YOU GOT THE JURY.

YEAH, FOX DIDN'T CROSS
A SINGLE WITNESS.

SHE'S BETTING THE FARM
ON HER MEDIA ARGUMENT

AND I THINK SHE'S MAKING
A BIG MISTAKE.

(Jack)
DETECTIVE STABLER,

HAVE YOU SEEN MY DAD?

NO, I HAVEN'T.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

YOUR SON WAS ASKING FOR YOU
IN COURT TODAY.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD
THIS DISCUSSION.

WE BOTH KNOW
JACK DID SOME TERRIBLE THINGS.

BUT YOU ARE ALL HE HAS.

HE NEEDS YOU.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
HOW PEOPLE LOOK AT ME NOW?

EVERY TIME A KID
DOES SOMETHING WRONG,

ALL PEOPLE CAN SAY IS,

"WHERE WERE THE PARENTS?"

BEING A SINGLE PARENT'S TOUGH.

YOU BET YOUR ASS IT IS!

BUT EVERY MORNING
I MADE HIM BREAKFAST.

I CHECKED HIS HOMEWORK.

I GAVE HIM HIS LUNCH MONEY.

I GOT HIM TO SCHOOL
ON TIME!

AND HE GOES AND RAPES
FOUR LITTLE KIDS!

HOW'S HE DO THIS TO ME?

FIRST OF ALL,
JACK DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO YOU.

AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT
HE DID TO THOSE KIDS,

HE STILL NEEDS HIS FATHER.

YOU DON'T SHOW UP FOR HIM NOW,

YOU WILL REGRET IT LATER.

(Jack)
I WATCH THREE OR FOUR SHOWS
A DAY.

MAYBE MORE ON WEEKENDS.

IF NOTHING GOOD IS ON,
I'LL PUT IN A DVD.

AND WHAT DO YOU WATCH?

I LIKE WHATEVER'S ON.

I LIKE THE 10:00 STUFF.

THE SHOWS ON CABLE.

THEY'VE GOT HOT WOMEN.

THEY HAVE SEX
AND THEY'RE NAKED.

YOUR DAD LETS YOU WATCH
THESE SHOWS?

JACK,

PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTION.

(Jack)
MY DAD WORKS A LOT.

IF HE'S HOME,

I'LL WATCH IN MY ROOM
ON MY COMPUTER.

AND YOU LIKE THE SHOWS
WITH A LOT OF SEX.

YEAH.

THERE'S GOOD STUFF
ON THE INTERNET TOO.

(Fox)
YOU'RE NOT EMBARRASSED
TO TELL US THIS?

NO.

EVERYONE LIKES THIS STUFF.

RIGHT?

IT'S NORMAL.

IS IT?

THE AVERAGE CHILD JACK'S AGE

WATCHES THREE HOURS
OF TV A DAY

AND SPENDS ANOTHER THREE HOURS
ONLINE.

ONE IN FIVE KIDS
HAS PRIVATE INTERNET ACCESS

AND THE DEGREE OF EXPOSURE
TO ONLINE PORNOGRAPHY

IS MIND-BOGGLING.

(Fox)
IN MY DAY,

TEENAGE BOYS WERE EMBARRASSED

TO TALK ABOUT SEX
IN PUBLIC.

IS JACK'S ATTITUDE NORMAL,
DR. SOPHER?

YES, CULTURAL NORMS
ARE CHANGING.

WITH SEX ON TV,
NUDITY ON CABLE,

AND THE UBIQUITY
OF PORNOGRAPHY,

OUR CHILDREN ARE LEARNING
A WHOLE NEW SET

OF SEXUAL SCRIPTS.

SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
IS THAT THE MEDIA

IS ACTUALLY CHANGING THE WAY

OUR CHILDREN APPROACH
RELATIONSHIPS.

THE MEDIA DEFINES
WHAT'S EXPECTED.

IT PLAYS AN ENORMOUS ROLE

IN ADOLESCENT SEXUAL
BEHAVIOR.

DR. SOPHER, IS THERE ANY
TANGIBLE PROOF

OF THIS CONNECTION?

IN THE LAST TEN YEARS,

THE RATE OF ORAL SEX
AMONG ADOLESCENTS HAS DOUBLED.

THE RATE OF INFECTIOUS
SYPHILIS HAS ALSO DOUBLED.

AND LAST YEAR ALONE,

35,000 MINORS WERE ACCUSED
OF FORCIBLE RAPE.

DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.

OKAY.

BUT DID THE MEDIA PLAY
A ROLE IN JACK'S ACTIONS?

I WANTED TO DO WHAT I SAW.

I WAS TURNED ON.

I KEPT THINKING ABOUT IT.

AND WHAT ABOUT DAVID?

MICHELLE AND ASHLEY
AND LUCY?

DID THEY THINK ABOUT SEX?

I GUESS.

THEY WANTED TO DO IT.

I DIDN'T FORCE THEM

TO SNEAK OUT BEHIND
THE DUMPSTER WITH ME.

ALL FOUR OF THEM TESTIFIED

THAT THEY TOLD YOU TO STOP.

THAT'S WHAT THE GIRLS
ON TV DO.

THEY PRETEND NOT TO LIKE IT.

IT'S PART OF THE SEX...

ISN'T IT?

JACK, DO YOU UNDERSTAND
WHAT RAPE IS?

YES.

AND YOU REALLY DON'T THINK
YOU RAPED ANYONE.

(Novak)
JACK.

NO.

THEY WERE ALL COOL WITH IT.

WHAT ABOUT DAVID?

WAS HE COOL WITH IT?

HE SAID HE WAS.

WHEN YOU PULLED DOWN
HIS PANTS,

DID HE CRY?

(Jack)
THE GUY ON TV CRIED TOO!

(Novak)
WHEN HE TOLD YOU
TO STOP, WHY DIDN'T YOU?

HE DIDN'T REALLY MEAN IT.

WHAT ABOUT WHEN YOU RAPED HIM.

WHAT ABOUT WHEN HE SCREAMED--

OBJECTION!
BADGERING.

SUSTAINED.
YOU RAPED DAVID SEVEN TIMES.

YOU NEVER NOTICED HIM
SCREAMING?

YOU REALLY DON'T THINK
YOU DID ANYTHING WRONG?

MS. NOVAK, THAT'S ENOUGH.

I DIDN'T KNOW
I WAS HURTING ANYONE!

I-I DIDN'T MEAN
TO HURT THEM.

I'M SORRY, DADDY.

I'M SORRY.

FOX OFFERED TO PLEAD
TO FOUR COUNTS

OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.

GONNA TAKE IT?

YOU THINK I'M DOING
THAT BADLY?

NO, I THINK FOX
IS A PUBLICITY HOUND.

BUT SHE'S GOT A POINT.

THERE'S A LOT OF SMUT
OUT THERE.

THERE'S A TON OF SMUT
OUT THERE.

BUT WE CAN'T REPEAL
THE FIRST AMENDMENT.

NO, BUT IT'S EASY TO SEE

HOW A KID COULD GET
THE WRONG IDEA.

YOUR SON TURNED OUT OKAY.

YOU MADE SURE HE WASN'T
EXPOSED TO THE WRONG THINGS.

YOU THINK IT WAS EASY?

YOU GOT GIRLS WEARING
HUSTLER TANK TOPS TO SCHOOL.

PARIS HILTON'S EXPLOITS
ARE LEADING

ON THE NIGHTLY NEWS.

JENNA JAMESON IS AT
THE LOCAL BOOKSTORE

TELLING YOU HOW TO MAKE LOVE
LIKE A PORN STAR.

I MEAN, THE STUFF
IS EVERYWHERE NOW.

THE MEDIA DIDN'T BRAINWASH

JACK TREMBLAY INTO RAPING
FOUR OTHER KIDS.

OKAY.

BUT HOW MANY PARENTS
ARE ON THAT JURY

LOOKING AT JACK'S FATHER,
THINKING,

"THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ME."

(Fox)
SEX PERVADES MODERN CULTURE,

BUT WE DON'T TELL OUR KIDS
HOW TO HANDLE IT.

SCHOOLS TALK ABSTINENCE.

PARENTS DON'T TALK AT ALL.

YOU SHOW A KID A SWIMMING POOL,

YOU TELL HIM HOW MUCH FUN
IT IS,

BUT YOU DON'T TEACH HIM
HOW TO SWIM.

WHAT DO YOU THINK
IS GONNA HAPPEN?

BIG SURPRISE.

JACK DOVE IN.

DO YOU REALLY WANT
TO LET HIM DROWN?

JACK TREMBLAY DIDN'T DO
A CANNONBALL OFF THE HIGH DIVE

AND SPLASH A COUPLE OF KIDS.

JACK TREMBLAY BRUTALLY RAPED
FOUR CHILDREN.

NOW, 70 MILLION KIDS
IN THIS COUNTRY WATCH TV.

SOME OF IT IS ENTERTAINMENT

AND SOME OF IT
IS EDUCATIONAL.

BUT 70 MILLION KIDS--

THEY DIDN'T DO WHAT JACK DID.

SOMETHING MADE JACK TREMBLAY
COMMIT A TERRIBLE CRIME,

BUT IT WASN'T TV.

JACK WAS PICKED ON
AND HE WAS ANGRY,

SO HE LASHED OUT
AT SMALLER,

WEAKER CHILDREN
TO MAKE HIMSELF FEEL BETTER.

TELEVISION DIDN'T MAKE JACK

HOLD MICHELLE AND ASHLEY DOWN,

AND TELEVISION DIDN'T MAKE
JACK IGNORE

LUCY AND DAVID'S CRIES.

JACK DID IT

BECAUSE JACK WANTED TO.

MS. FOREMAN, ON THE COUNTS
OF RAPE IN THE FIRST DEGREE

WITH RESPECT TO ASHLEY JAMES,
MICHELLE GARRETT,

AND LUCY RHODES,
HOW FIND YOU?

WE FIND THE DEFENDANT
NOT RESPONSIBLE

BY REASON OF MENTAL DISEASE
OR DEFECT.

(Judge Cohen)
ON THE COUNT OF SODOMY
IN THE FIRST DEGREE

WITH RESPECT TO DAVID ZELINSKY,
HOW FIND YOU?

WE FIND THE DEFENDANT
NOT RESPONSIBLE

BY REASON OF MENTAL DISEASE
OR DEFECT.

(Judge Cohen)
JACK TREMBLAY WILL BE
IMMEDIATELY COMMITTED

TO BELLEVUE TO UNDERGO
PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION

FOLLOWED BY A HEARING
TO DETERMINE

HIS PRESENT MENTAL STATE

AND COURSE OF TREATMENT.

THIS COURT'S ADJOURNED.

TALK TO YOU LATER.

(George)
THANK YOU.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

WHY DIDN'T THEY BELIEVE ME?

DAVID, THEY DID.

IT'S JUST...

THEY BELIEVED JACK TOO.

(Rachel)
LET'S GO, HONEY.

MAYBE THE HASIDIM
ARE ON TO SOMETHING,

UNPLUGGING THEIR KIDS
FROM MODERN LIFE.

YOU CAN'T SHUT OUT
THE WORLD, JOHN.

THESE DAYS...

MAY NOT BE SUCH
A BAD IDEA.

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