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10/24/2013 03:14 am ET

'Law & Order: SVU' Tackles Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal, Actually Makes It Worse (VIDEO)

The Anthony Weiner sexting scandal was just asking to be put into an episode of "SVU," and this week we got their take on it. The latest "Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit" case was about New York mayoral candidate Alex Munoz, who had a tendency to text inappropriately with women online.

The detectives baited him and even got him to send them an explicit picture that bore a striking resemblance to the Anthony Weiner picture that's been burned into our retinas. While their character didn't have a name quite so appropriately perfect, the candidate did have a super-cool online alter ego. Munoz went by Enrique Trouble, which is pretty similar to Weiner's Carlos Danger.

And like Weiner, even after he was exposed -- ahem -- to the public, Munoz refused to get out of the race. The writers also upped the ante by having Munoz share an inappropriate texting relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The Huffington Post tried to determine whether this take on the story or "Scandal's" upcoming jab did it best.

They pointed to the 15-year-old angle making Munoz "somehow even skeevier than Weiner's dirty deeds," but in "Scandal," their Weiner counterpart is "not just a sexting machine -- he might be a killer, too!" It may be too soon to call a winner -- by which we mean loser, of course.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" airs every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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