Dances With Wolves actor ‘armed cult against police’
According to the filing, Nathan Chasing Horse trained his wives how to use a gun – telling them to “shoot it out” with police officers if they ever tried to “break up their family”.
If all else fails, the Dancing with Wolves actor says they should take “suicide pills,” according to the Associated Press.
The alleged abuse, which authorities say spanned two decades, led to Chasing Horse’s arrest on Tuesday following a months-long investigation by Las Vegas police.
He was detained while leaving the home he shared with his five wives north of Las Vegas.
Police Swat was seen outside the two-story home as detectives searched inside.
During the raid, police are said to have found memory cards containing sexual assault videos, guns and 41lb (18.6kg) of marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, an arrest report released Wednesday said.
Known for playing the young member of the Sioux Smiles A Lot tribe in the Oscar-winning Kevin Costner film Dances With Wolves (1990), Chasing Horse rose to fame among tribes across the United States and Canada as is a person called a physician. perform a healing ceremony.
But police said he abused his position, physically and sexually assaulting indigenous girls and women, taking underage wives and leading a cult.
According to court documents, Chasing Horse, 46, will be charged with at least two counts of sex trafficking and one count of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 16, child abuse or neglect and sexual assault. sex.
Authorities have not said when he will be formally charged.
He is in prison awaiting his first trial, scheduled for Thursday.
Chasing Horse is believed to be the leader of the cult The Circle, according to a 50-page search warrant obtained by the AP.
At least two women told police Chasing Horse showed his wife a “small white pill,” which he called a “suicide pill,” at some point in 2019 or 2020.
The women were instructed to “take a suicide pill in case he died or law enforcement tried to separate their family,” the subpoena said.
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One of Chasing Horse’s ex-wives also told police she believes his current wives will “follow directions” to take drugs and open fire if police come to arrest him.
Las Vegas police said in the document that they had identified at least six sexual assault victims, some as young as 14 when they said they were abused, and traced sex allegations against them. Chasing Horse in the early 2000s in many states, including Nevada, where he has lived for about a decade, South Dakota, and Montana.
“Nathan Chasing Horse has used their spiritual traditions and belief systems as a tool to sexually assault young girls on numerous occasions,” detectives wrote in the search warrant, saying the His followers called him a Doctor or a Saint because they believed that he could communicate with his superiors. people.
According to police, one of Chasing Horse’s wives was given to him as a “gift” when she was 15, while another became his wife after turning 16.
Chasing Horse is also accused of recording sexual assaults and arranging sex with victims for other men who paid him.
He was arrested nearly a decade after being deported from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana, amid human trafficking charges.
Fort Peck tribal leaders voted 7-0 to ban Chasing Horse from entering the reserve again, citing trafficking charges in addition to allegations of drug trafficking, mental abuse and threatened tribal members, Indian County Today reported.
Attorneys general and state politicians across the United States are considering creating specialized units to handle cases involving Native American women.
In South Dakota, where police say Chasing Horse committed several of his crimes, the attorney general’s office has focused on crimes against Native Americans, including human trafficking and murder.
Chasing Horse was born at the Rosebud Reserve in South Dakota, inhabited by the Sicangu Sioux, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota nation.
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