The 46-year-old actor was detained close to his house in north Las Vegas on suspicion of sexual offenses allegedly perpetrated over a 20-year period. He is best known for his performance as the teenage Sioux tribe member in Smiles A Lot, a 1999 Kevin Costner movie.
A Dances With Wolves performer has been detained on suspicion of sexually abusing young Native American girls in the US.
According to police records, Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, also known as Nathan Chasing Horse, is accused of committing crimes during a 20-year period.
An AP news agency-obtained 50-page search warrant claims that he is also thought to be the head of a cult called The Circle.
The 46-year-old actor was detained close to the North Las Vegas residence he is rumored to occupy with his five wives. The actor is most known for his part as the young Sioux tribe member Smiles A Lot in the 1999 Kevin Costner movie.
On Tuesday night, a SWAT team from the police was visible outside the home while investigators investigated inside.
Chasing Horse earned a reputation among Native American tribes in the US and Canada as a purported medicine man who conducted spiritual meetings and healing rites after his role in Dances With Wolves.
Police claim that he abused young Native American females while in his position.
The warrant states that Las Vegas police have discovered sexual complaints against Chasing Horse and have identified at least six alleged victims.
In many places, including Montana, South Dakota, and Nevada, where he has resided for approximately ten years, the claims go back to the early 2000s.
Although information about crimes recorded abroad is included in the warrant, the arrest is related to offenses that are allegedly committed in Clark County, Nevada.
The warrant said that some of the alleged victims were as young as 13 and that they included sex trafficking, sexual assault of a minor under 16, and child abuse.
One of Chasing Horse’s brides supposedly was given to him as a “present” at the age of 15, while another allegedly married him at the age of 16.
Chasing Horse is also charged with filming sexual assaults and setting up sex between the victims and other men for payment.
The warrant states that Chasing Horse was expelled from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana, in 2015 as a result of accusations of human trafficking.
As of Tuesday night, there was no attorney listed in court documents for Chasing Horse who could speak for him.
The Sicangu Sioux, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota nation, reside on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, where Chasing Horse was born.