20 Law & Order: SVU Episodes That Were Ripped From The Headlines
“SCAVENGER,” SEASON 6, EPISODE 4
And finally, it was inevitable that Law & Order: SVU would make an episode based on the BTK Killer. In the SVU version, Benson and Stabler reopen a cold case in order to track down a serial rapist and murderer from the 1970s with the help of one of his only surviving victim. They call the killer (get this) RTK, which stands for “rape, torture, kill.” If you aren’t familiar with the real-life crime, the BTK (short for bind, torture, kill) killer was only convicted after 30 years after committing ten murders.