A former actor accused of running a sex cult was arrested by Las Vegas police on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting Native girls as young as 13 for about two decades, police records show. ‘ show.
“Dances With Wolves” actor Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, was taken into police custody after SWAT officers raided his North Vegas home, where he is reportedly live with his five wives.
Chasing Horse, whose full name is Nathan Lee Chasing his horse, is the alleged leader of a cult called “The Circle” and is accused of sex trafficking, sexual assault of a child younger than 16 and child abuse, according to an arrest warrant. .
The former actor, best known for his role as a young member of the Sioux tribe Smiles a Lot in the 1990 Kevin Costner film, was arrested after a month-long investigation prompted by a tip from the police in October 2022.
Chasing Horse allegedly abused at least six victims, investigators found, according to a 50-page search warrant obtained by the Associated Press.
The sexual abuse allegations against the alleged cult leader date back to the early 2000s and span several states, including Montana, his home state of South Dakota and Nevada – where he has been living for the past 10 years.
Chasing Horse – a member of the Sicangu Sioux tribe in Lakota country – attracted followers from tribes in the US and Canada who believed him to be a “Medicine Man” and a “Holy Man” who could communicate with other creatures. altitude and perform healing rituals, according to the warrant.
“Nathan Chasing Horse used spiritual traditions and their belief system as a tool to sexually assault young girls on multiple occasions,” the document states.
Followers of The Circle cult offered their young daughters to Chasing Horse to take as wives. One girl was reportedly offered as a “gift” to him when she was 15 years old and another married him when she turned 16.
He was reportedly deported from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana in 2015 amid allegations of human trafficking, the warrant states.
He has been accused of preying on the young Indigenous girls by offering them for sex to other men who allegedly paid him.
The youngest of his victims was only 13 years old.
The warrant also states that Chasing Horse recorded his sexual assaults with his victims.
The former actress’ arrest comes as prosecutors and lawmakers across the country have begun paying more attention to crimes against indigenous women, including human trafficking and murder .
With Post wires