New appearance – Law & Order: SVU 11×05 Hardwired

From TV Guide:

Rosie Perez and Garret Dillahunt will square off on an explosive episode of Law & Order: SVU this fall about pedophiles’ rights, has learned exclusively.

On the fifth episode of the new season, Dillahunt (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles‘ Cromartie, No Country for Old Men) will play the head of a pedophilia organization (think NAMBLA — or, you know, don’t). “It’s called ‘Hardwired,'” executive producer Neal Baer says, “because they believe that pedophilia is [a genetic predestination].” [TV Guide]

The casting call for the episode is up at SpoilerTV. From the report, it seems to be this character:

[KEVIN SHEEHEY] Male, Caucasian, Late 30s-Late 40s; A meticulous, charismatic; intensely focused man; with deep dark dubious undercurrents who is the President of “Safe Place”, an organization that promotes pedophilia as a legitimate sexual orientation. He has a cult-like ability to charm and connive. His goal is to change people’s attitudes toward adults dating children. He even convinces his members to take videos of them abusing children and send it to him. (GUEST STAR)

Season 11 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premieres on Wednesday, September 23, so episode 11×05 will air some time in late October (Oct. 21 at the earliest).

For updates, follow Neal Baer on Twitter and keep an eye on the SVU production blog on NBC’s site.