Tutina police believe there may be local victims linked to child sex crimes and sex trafficking allegations against former actor Nathan Lee Chasing Horse, who was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday. .
Chasing Horse, 46, best known for playing Sioux member Smiles A Lot in the 1990 film Dances With Wolves, has recently been reported to lead a cult called The Circle. increase. It was through that cult that police identified six victims, according to the Associated Press.
chasing horse, Born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota He was arrested outside his home in north Las Vegas on Tuesday. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department launched an investigation into him after receiving the information in October 2022.
According to court documents, he will be charged with at least two counts of sex trafficking, one count each of sexual assault on a child under the age of 16, child abuse or neglect, and sexual assault. US officials have not disclosed when he will be formally charged.
The alleged incident occurred over 20 years
The warrants obtained by AP say the crimes took place in Montana, South Dakota, and Nevada, but his victims spanned Canada and the United States, spanning more than 20 years.
“Nathan Chasing Horse repeatedly used spiritual traditions and their belief systems as tools to sexually assault girls,” the warrant reads, according to the Associated Press. Some of the victims were as young as 13 years old, and he said he had multiple so-called “wives”, one of whom was 15 years old.
The warrant also reportedly states that he In 2015, he was deported from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana on suspicion of human trafficking.
The Tuina Police Department says it is working closely with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Calgary Police Department to lead to the arrest of Chasing Horse and to identify local victims.
“There may be other victims.”
According to his IMDB profile, three of his five productions were shot in Southern Alberta. Chasing Horse appeared in his 2003 film called DreamKeeper, which was filmed partially in a standoff. His 2005 Drumheller filming series called Into the West. Burying My Heart in a Broken Knee, 2007 film shot in Calgary. He hasn’t appeared in a movie or TV show since 2007.
“We believe there may be other victims who would like to come forward,” Tuina Police said in a news release Wednesday, reviewing past sexual assault files and working with the King. “Allow all victims to speak up.”
“There is no statute of limitations for sex crimes in Canada. Any victim of a serious crime is encouraged to report it, even if it has been years since the incident.”
Chasing Horse is scheduled to appear in court in North Las Vegas on Thursday.
Police are asking victims of sexual assault or anyone with information about Chasing Horse and his alleged crimes to contact the Tuina Police Department at 403-251-9660. Tipsters can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
— Using files from The Canadian Press