Dances With Wolves actor Nathan Chasing Horse was offered a 15-year-old woman as a gift before the “cult leader’s” arrest
A Dances With Wolves actor accused of sexually abusing tribal girls was allegedly offered a 15-year-old woman as a “gift,” police said.
Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, faces charges including sex trafficking and sexual assault, according to court documents.
He will face a judge in the case for the first time on Thursday.
Las Vegas police arrested Chasing Horse this week at the home he shared with his five wives.
According to local reports, he allegedly provided the women with suicide pills in preparation for the arrival of the police.
That was followed by a months-long investigation into the alleged abuse that authorities say spanned over two decades.
Clark County prosecutors have not said when they will formally charge him or if additional charges will be filed.
But now it has been alleged that one of his wives was offered to him as a “gift” when she was 15, according to police.
Another became a wife after she was 16, they added.
Las Vegas police said in the search warrant that investigators had identified at least six sexual assault victims, including one who was 13 when she claims she was molested.
Police also traced sexual allegations against Chasing Horse in Canada and in states such as South Dakota, Montana and Nevada back to the early 2000s.
He is also accused of recording sexual assaults and arranging sex between victims and other men who paid him.
Police were told that he allegedly ran a cult called The Circle in the Las Vegas area.
Chasing Horse is best known for his role as a young member of the Sioux tribe Smiles a Lot in the Oscar-winning film directed by Kevin Costner.
He gained a reputation among the tribes as a so-called medicine man who performed healing ceremonies.
However, his arrest comes nearly a decade after he was banned from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana, on allegations of human trafficking.
The court records did not list an attorney who could speak for him.
Las Vegas police said Chasing Horse was “unable” to give a prison interview Wednesday.
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