Accused cult leader appears in court

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Nathan Chasing Horse, a 46-year-old member of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Lakota Tribe, has been accused by multiple women of misusing his “spiritual influence” to operate a cult known as The Circle, according to a Metropolitan Police Department arrest report. Chasing Horse also played Smiles a Lot in the Kevin Costner film “Dances With Wolves.”

Police arrested Chasing Horse last week after raiding his North Las Vegas home, where he lived with up to six women he viewed as wives, the report said.

During a court hearing on Thursday, a North Las Vegas judge ordered Chasing Horse to remain in custody without bail, but the judge said attorneys would have the chance to argue for him to be granted bail on Monday.

Chasing Horse is facing two counts of sex trafficking of an adult, and one count each of sexual assault against a child, sex assault and child abuse, court records show.

Multiple women told investigators they lived with Chasing Horse as wives and were raped by him starting when they were teenagers. Some of the women first met Chasing Horse as young children after their families sought him out for the healing powers he claimed to have, according to the arrest report.

Authorities in Canada and the FBI have previously investigated Chasing Horse in connection with sexual assault allegations, the report said. He has also been banished from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana after he was accused of human trafficking, spiritual abuse and intimidation of tribal members.

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  1. It looks like the beginning of the end for this former actor turned cult leader. According to multiple accounts he hurt many young people that came under his influence.

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