One former actor who played a role in the film “Dances With Wolves” from 1990 has officially been arrested by police forces in Las Vegas for allegedly leading a sex cult.
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, who is more commonly known as Nathan Chasing Horse, was taken into custody in the wake of a raid being carried out by SWAT against his home located in North Las Vegas, explained a report from the New York Post. Chasing Horse reportedly resided at the home alongside five wives, with one allegedly given to him as some kind of “gift” when she had just turned 15 and another becoming his wife as soon as she turned 16.
As part of a massive 50-page search warrant which was discovered by the Associated Press, police officials alleged that Chasing Horse is the leader of a cult named The Circle, where he used his power to allegedly abuse a large number of underage Native American girls. Authorities carried out an investigation into Chasing Horse over the course of a few months after getting a tip back in October of 2022, though it is currently alleged that his crimes have been taking place for well over twenty years.
Chasing Horse is most well known for the role of Smiles a Lot, a young Sioux tribe member, from the movie “Dances with Wolves.” In the wake of his appearance on the film, Chasing Horse was well known as a medicine man throughout the tribes in both Canada and the U.S., and would carry out healing ceremonies and spiritual gatherings, explained a report from the AP. It was by abusing this position of power that Chasing Horse allegedly carried out abuse against a total of six victims, including a girl at least as young as 13.
“Nathan Chasing Horse used spiritual traditions and their belief system as a tool to sexually assault young girls on numerous occasions,” explained the search warrant, as reported by the AP.
The search warrant stated that those following Chasing Horse apparently thought that he had the power to speak with higher beings, and labeled him “Holy Person” and “Medicine Man.”
The man was arrested for crimes that were allegedly committed in Clark County, Nevada, but the wording of the search warrant reportedly included information pertaining to crimes that were carried out in other states such as Montana and South Dakota, and other parts of Nevada. Chasing Horse stands accused of sex trafficking and sexual assault of a child younger than 16, along with child abuse. Additionally, he is alleged to have kept recordings of the sexual assaults and arranged for other men to also have sex with the prisoners for a fee.