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|“||I would wait outside the D.A.'s office until the light in his office went out. Some nights, he wouldn't even get into his car until after midnight. It was me he cared about, not you! Me! It was me he loved!||„|
|~ Noone bragging about "relationship" with Ben Stone to Stone's son, Peter|
Edgar Noone, also known as the "The Infinity Rapist", is the main antagonist of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Dear Ben". He is a serial rapist who victimized women for 30 years to keep up the relationship he imagined he had with New York City District Attorney Ben Stone, even after Stone's death.
He is loosely based on serial killer and rapist Joseph James DeAngelo, known as the "Golden State serial killer", who was apprehended in 2018 after more than 40 years at large.
He is portrayed by Jude Ciccolella.
Noone had a traumatic childhood, during which his abusive father forced him and his sister to listen while he raped their mother. Noone grew up to hate women, and became a serial rapist, with his signature being the infinity symbol he left at the scene of his crimes. He committed 23 rapes during his reign of terror, which spanned from 1971 to 1994. He imagined that he had a father-son relationship with Ben Stone, the Assistant District Attorney investigating the case, and stalked him for years, sending him anonymous letters that had pictures of Stone's children and sometimes he would lurk outside his office until dawn.
He "retired" when he married a woman, who presumably brought a measure of happiness that caused his case to go cold. Noone was also seen as a loving uncle to his sister's kids and would often spend time with them. His wife's death also took a toll on that he left his job.
Noone mourned Stone's death in 2017 as much as Stone's family did and kept newspaper clippings about his crimes and Stone's efforts to stop them as souvenirs.
When a copycat tried to revive his legacy, Noone was spurred into raping again after Claire Newbury, a crime author of his book remarked he may be dead. To ensure the city knew he was back, Noone stalked and rape Newbury after injuring her husband. He later left his old "Infinity" symbol and the words he was alive. SVU knew this wasn't a copycat, as Noone forced Newbury to feign enjoyment, which was a detail left out of the reports and Newbury stated it was an old man that corresponded with his current age.
A.D.A Peter Stone became determined to capture Infinity after learning the stress he caused his father and his elusive spree. SVU were able to find Noone after his DNA was ran through a genealogy site that matched a sample that his niece previously ran.
Sure enough, he is eventually arrested by the Special Victims Unit and taken to the precinct where he denies the allegations before he meets Peter, recognizing him as Ben's son, something that caught the latter's attention. In court, his lawyer got him off the hook and Noone taunted Peter on how his father would have done better, angering the latter.
He is later brought in for unpaid parking tickets. He is interrogated by Peter, with help from SVU's lieutenant, Olivia Benson. Stone brought out the letters Infinity sent his father, which caught Noone off-guard that Ben kept them. The pair manages to get a confession from Noone by insinuating that Ben Stone did not really care about him. Enraged, Noone admits to being the Infinity Rapist to prove that Ben Stone "loved" him.
He is then imprisoned for the rest of his life.