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‘Dances With Wolves’ Actor Arraigned for Intercourse with Minors

Posted on: February 6, 2023, 05:07h. 

Final up to date on: February 6, 2023, 05:39h.

Nathan Chasing Horse – a former actor who starred within the film Dances With Wolves – was arraigned Monday in Las Vegas. He faces felony prices that he sexually abused and trafficked Indigenous ladies and underage ladies.

Nathan Chasing Horse
Nathan Chasing Horse makes his second court docket look following his arrest on prices of sexual assault and human trafficking. (Picture: Related Press)

The 46-year-old member of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Lakota Tribe – whose full title is Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse – now faces eight felony prices. They embrace intercourse trafficking, sexual assault towards a baby youthful than 16, and youngster abuse. Prosecutors additionally reportedly filed a further felony cost for movies discovered on a cellphone that allegedly doc sexual assaults on a minor.

Chasing Horse allegedly dedicated the felonies over the span of 20 years, in line with a 50-page search warrant obtained by the Related Press.

Associates and Victims Pack Court docket

The North Las Vegas courtroom of magistrate Craig Newman was filled with supporters and alleged victims of Chasing Horse. One supporter wore a jacket with “Chasing Horse” stitched onto the again, whereas victims and their supporters held indicators studying “WOMEN AREN’T PRISONERS” and “NO MORE STOLEN SISTERS.”

Rulon Pete, govt director of the Las Vegas Indian Middle, informed reporters after the listening to that the victims had combined emotions. “It’s a very good feeling for them. However on the similar time, it’s like reliving the conditions they’ve been by way of,” he stated.

Guests to the court docket had anticipated to listen to testimony from Chasing Horse’s investigators and alleged victims. Nevertheless, Decide Newman postponed that portion of the listening to till Wednesday, to honor the defendant’s request to modify attorneys.

Chasing Horse has been held with out bail since his Jan. 31 arrest close to the close to the North Las Vegas house he shares with a number of wives. He appeared briefly in court docket final Thursday, however didn’t converse.

Hollywood Fame Established Belief

Chasing Horse gained fame enjoying the younger Sioux tribe member Smiles a Lot within the Oscar-winning 1990 Kevin Costner movie Dances with Wolves. In keeping with police, he used that fame to construct a fame as a drugs man with tribes throughout the US. It was the therapeutic ceremonies he performed that allowed him entry to the younger Native American ladies he abused.

“Nathan Chasing Horse used religious traditions and their perception system as a software to sexually assault younger ladies on quite a few events,” reads the warrant, which identifies Chasing Horse because the chief of a religious cult generally known as “The Circle.”

In keeping with Chasing Horse’s arrest warrant, a few of his alleged victims have been as younger as 13. One in all Chasing Horse’s wives was allegedly supplied to him as a “present” when she was 15, whereas one other turned a spouse simply after turning 16.