Nathan Chasing Horse, who starred in the Oscar-winning film “Dances with Wolves,” has been formally charged with sex trafficking, sexual assault and child abuse in Nevada.
The former Hollywood actor allegedly targeted Indigenous girls, and Las Vegas police say at least six victims have been identified.
One says she was allegedly abused when she was 13 – another claims she was offered to Chasing Horse as a “gift” when she was 15.
With his appearance on Dances with Wolves, Chaser gained fame throughout the tribe U.S. and in Canada As a so-called medicine man who performs healing rituals.
From this position, police say he would physically and sexually assault girls, marry underage wives and start a cult.
Chasing Horse is also accused of documenting sexual assaults and arranging sex with victims for other men who allegedly paid him.
The allegations date back to those in several states in the early 2000s, including MontanaSouth Dakota and Nevadawhere he lived for about ten years.
chasing horses has been arrested He was near his home in Las Vegas after becoming the center of the investigation.
According to the arrest report, police found firearms, more than 18kg of marijuana and magic mushrooms, and a memory card containing multiple videos of the sexual assault.
He is also believed to be the leader of a cult called The Circle, according to a 50-page search warrant obtained by The Associated Press.
The warrant also said he was evicted from the Fort Pike reservation in Poplar, Montana in 2015 on similar charges.
According to the arrest warrant, Chasing Horse trained his wife to use a gun and told them to “shoot” if police tried to “tear their family apart.”
Failing that, he told his wives to take “suicide pills,” the documents say.
The 46-year-old actor is best known for playing young Sioux tribesman Smiles A Lot in 1990 Kevin Costner Movie.
Chasing Horse was born in Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, home to the Sicangu Sioux Nation, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota Nation.