Stabler and Munch espy Avi's car parked on the street. As soon as they get out to investigate, they are stopped by the local law enforcement officer who points out that they are way out of their jurisdiction. Stabler tells him that they're in hot pursuit of a rapist/kidnapper and they want to speak to his supervisor. The cop and his supervisor speak rapidly in Yiddish on the radio, and Munch overhears that they are trying to keep the goys away from the Temple. They bust into the Temple anyway and grab Avi, who quickly explains that it wasn't him, but rather the head rabbi who kidnapped David. David is screaming that he doesn't want to go back and the head rabbi is saying that he was only trying to protect the boy. Stabler tells him to tell it to the judge. The rabbi asks if out of respect he can finish his prayers, but Stabler says he has no respect for child molesters. In case you didn't guess that.
Back at the precinct, Fin is having no luck with the rabbi, who claims that he did nothing wrong. He was just trying to protect David from the wicked influence of the world. Stabler is faring no better with David, who is claiming that he asked the rabbi to take him away. Stabler doesn't buy it. Why would David want to leave his parents? David says that he wanted to go to school somewhere he could be safe. The elite detective realizes that David was raped at school. ["Those of us on the Time Warner system who read the ep description got there about 24 minutes ago; they really need to work on not giving away who the perp really is, because it makes the detectives look really dumb during the red-herring half of the show." -- Sars] Stabler tracks down the guys who would be CSI, you know, if that weren't a competing show.
The notCSI guy shows Stabler that the pubic hair is from a "Tanner Stage 2," and Stabler with his correspondence-school training knows that means the perp is an adolescent. The notCSI confirms that the hair is from a twelve- to fourteen-year-old. Stabler gives the camera the hoary eye of disbelief. I meet his hoary eye of disbelief and raise him an eyebrow. I mean, come on; he's been on this show, what twenty-eight years? Why would he be shocked by this? Oh whatever.