After months of research, dance with wolves actor Nathan Lee chasing a horse He was arrested and charged with running a cult and sexually assaulting numerous young Indigenous girls over the past two decades.
The Las Vegas home of Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, who goes by the name Nathan Chasing Horse, and his five wives were raided Tuesday night. According to Associated Press, first reported the story. Chasing Horse was arrested and taken into custody.
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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has announced that Chasing Horse has been arrested. 6 charges: Sexual Assault of Child Under 16, 2 Sexual Assaults, 2 Adult Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse/Neglect.
He is also accused of documenting sexual assaults and arranging sex with victims for other men who paid him.
Chasing Horse, 46, has not publicly commented on the charges against him.
A 50-page search warrant by the LVMPD was obtained by The Associated Press and accused Chasing Horse of being the leader of a cult called The Circle.
Chasing Horse, best known for his role as Smiles a Lot, a young Sioux member, in the Oscar-winning Kevin Costner film dance with wolves, Acknowledged by many as a healer and spiritual leader. Police allege that Chasing Horse used this influence to abuse Indigenous girls in the United States and Canada.
Las Vegas police have identified at least six victims in a search warrant. Police claim that one of Chasing Horse’s wives was offered to him as a “gift” when she was 15, and that another woman became his wife after she turned 16. I’m here.
“Nathan Chasing Horse used spiritual traditions and belief systems as tools to repeatedly sexually assault girls,” the warrant reads.
Allegations of abuse by Chasing Horse reportedly began in the early 2000s.
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Chasing Horse was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Sikung Sioux, one of the seven Lakota tribes.
He was deported from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana in 2015 on suspicion of human trafficking, according to the warrant.
Investigation into LVMPD is ongoing.
Impact on Canada and potential victims
In a release Wednesday morning, Alberta’s Twina Nation Police Service said it was working with and sharing information with the LVMPD as part of the investigation.
The release added that there may be other victims in Alberta.Tsuut’ina Nation police are working with the Calgary Police Service and other law enforcement agencies in the province to assist those who wish to come forward. increase.
Sergeant Nancy Farmer of the Tsuina Nation Police Service told reporters on Tuesday that Chasing Horse traveled across Canada to attend powwows, including one held in Twina Nation.
She also said that his name has appeared on various social media posts, with agencies trying to piece together where he has been.
For these reasons, police believe there may be more victims in Canada, but details are unknown as the investigation is still in its early stages.
“You can see it all over social media.
“We understand that he has traveled all over Canada as well as the United States and has attended powwows, gala celebrations and the Sundance Film Festival.
“We hope that some of the victims will be able to come forward and work with us here to provide support through formal investigations or support systems for the trauma they have experienced.”
Farmer added that the police service is investigating past sexual assault files and is working with a dedicated Crown Prosecutor.
Farmer said the Tutina National Police are contacting other states and other crown prosecutors.
However, she said officers take extra care when investigating sexual assault cases.
“There is no statute of limitations on criminal sexual assault, and we encourage anyone who has been a victim to report it, even years after the incident occurred,” Farmer said.
“We are looking to see if these people live in our country and whether or not we should reach out to them while clearly respecting the fact that they may be traumatized to some degree. is confirming
“You have to be very considerate and kind when you go ahead with something like this.”
The Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service said it encourages victims of sex crimes and other serious crimes to report the incident, even if it’s been years.
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If you have information about this or any other incident, please contact the Tsut’ina Nation Police Service (403-521-9660) or [email protected], the Calgary Police Service (403-266-1234), or your local RCMP. Contact the detachment.
Affected people can also contact the following resources:
- Stoney Correction/Victim Services – 403-238-5649
- Alberta Mental Health Helpline 1-877-303-2642
- Native Youth Crisis Hotline – 1-877-209-1266
- Community Resources – 211 Alberta
- Crisis Text Line – Text CONNECT to 741741
- Domestic Violence – Find Support – 310-1818
- Health Link – 811
- Kids Help Call – 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
You can also contact the resources provided by National Center for True Reconciliation.
— with files from The Associated Press
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