Accused cult leader misused ‘spiritual influence,’ arrest report says

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A North Las Vegas courtroom was packed on Monday morning with supporters and alleged victims of a former actor accused of operating a cult and sexually abusing women and girls.

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.”

Like during his first appearance last week, the courtroom on Monday was full of Chasing Horse’s family and supporters. Some of those in the courtroom wore traditional regalia, and at least one supporter wore a jacket with “Chasing Horse” written across her back. The group of supporters declined to comment following the hearing.

Several of Chasing Horse’s alleged victims were also in attendance on Monday, said Rulon Pete, the executive director of the Las Vegas Indian Center.

Pete, who spoke with reporters on behalf of the victims, said the women had mixed emotions following Chasing Horse’s arrest.

“It’s a good feeling for them, but at the same time it’s like reliving the situations they’ve been through,” Pete said.

Pete said he attended court on Monday to support the alleged victims and others in the Native American community who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence. He said the group was surprised to see so many of Chasing Horse’s supporters also attend Monday’s hearing.

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  1. Victims confronting a cult leader in court can not only be a final form of justice, but also part of a personal recovery process that includes taking power back from someone that once usurped it.

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