Another celebrity has been arrested on charges of child sexual abuse and sex trafficking.
Nathan Chasing Horse, from Academy Award winning Dances with Wolves, was booked earlier this week.
Chasing Horse is accused of running a sex cult known as “The Circle.”
Is it a surprise that Hollywood and elites show up nearly every time we hear about a sex cult?
Remember when Smallville actress Allison Mack was arrested for her involvement in the NXVIM cult?
The New York Post shares more on Chasing Horse:
The sexual abuse accusations against the accused cult leader date back to the early 2000s and span multiple states, including Montana, his home state of South Dakota, and Nevada — where he has lived for the past 10 years.
Chasing Horse — a member of the Sicangu Sioux tribe of the Lakota nation — attracted followers across tribes in the US and Canada who believed he was a “Medicine Man” and “Holy Person” who could communicate with higher beings and perform healing ceremonies, according to the warrant.
“Nathan Chasing Horse used spiritual traditions and their belief system as a tool to sexually assault young girls on numerous occasions,” the document states.
Followers of The Circle cult offered their young daughters to Chasing Horse to take as wives. One girl was allegedly offered as a “gift” to him when she was 15 years old and another married him when she turned 16.
What’s wrong with these people?
AP News detailed information obtained from the search warrant:
His arrest is the culmination of a monthslong investigation that began after police received a tip in October 2022. According to a 50-page search warrant obtained by AP, Chasing Horse is believed to be the leader of a cult known as The Circle.
According to the document, Las Vegas police have identified at least six alleged victims and uncovered sexual allegations against Chasing Horse dating to the early 2000s in multiple states, including Montana, South Dakota and Nevada, where he has lived for about a decade.
Although the warrant includes details of crimes reported elsewhere, the arrest stems from crimes allegedly committed in Nevada’s Clark County. They include sex trafficking, sexual assault of a child younger than 16 and child abuse.
Chasing Horse also is accused of recording sexual assaults and arranging sex with the victims for other men who allegedly paid him.
It seems like every week we learn about new trafficking or sexual abuse allegations, and so often the accused is a member of the “elite,” like a Hollywood star, politician, or professional athlete.
Do they think they can get away with anything because of their position?
A former member of the cult shared her story with 8 News Now.
Kortnee Ward said she was part of “The Circle” at the home in North Las Vegas where Chasing Horse was arrested.
Ward said a member who later became her boyfriend took her in when she was homeless at 17 years old.
“I was told to you know basically treat him like a king,” Ward said of Chasing Horse.
She belonged to the cult for about a year and had a child with another member.
“From day one I was abused verbally, mentally, and physically,” she said.
During her interview with 8 News Now, Ward also mentions drug use in the cult’s rituals.