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|“||Minor-adult relationships are normal, safe, and healthy.||„|
|~ O'Donnell rationalizing molesting children.|
Kevin O'Donnell is the main antagonist of the 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Hardwired". He is a pedophile and serial child molester who heads the pedophile rights group Our Special Love.
He was portrayed by Garret Dillahunt, who also portrayed Mason Turner in the Criminal Minds episode "To Hell and Back".
O'Donnell is a pedophile who sexually abuses prepubescent girls. He founded the pedophile advocacy group Our Special Love, which preaches that pedophilia is a natural, hardwired sexual orientation, and that adult-child sexual relationships should be legal. He even manipulated one of his victims, an eleven-year-old girl named Rebecca who came from an abusive home, into believing that he loved her, and that molesting and raping her was his way of showing it.
When one of Our Special Love's members, Thomas Banks, is arrested for raping his stepson Corey, he offers to set O'Donnell up for the Special Victims Unit detectives to arrest in return for a reduced sentence. Banks invites O'Donnell to dinner with him, Corey, and his wife (and Corey's mother) Eva, while the SVU detectives secretly watch them in hopes that O'Donnell will incriminate himself. After O'Donnell gives Banks a flash drive containing Our Special Love's members list, the detectives move in and arrest him, but not before Eva loses her temper and attacks them both.
The detectives arrest O'Donnell and the entire membership of Our Special Love for child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography. Detective Olivia Benson puts them all in one cell at the SVU station house and tells the other members that they have O'Donnell to thank for their arrest. The next morning, they find O'Donnell with a black eye and covered in bruises.
Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot tries O'Donnell for his crimes, but he and his lawyer offer the defense that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, not a psychological disorder, and that adult-child sexual relationships are healthy and normal. That defense fails, however, after Eva testifies about the pain and trauma Corey suffered as a result Banks' abuse, and Corey himself bursts into the courtroom and says that Banks was hurting him, not "loving" him. O'Donnell is found guilty of multiple counts of sexual abuse, and sentenced to three thousand years in prison, while Banks is sentenced to twenty years in prison for abusing Corey.