Actor Nathan Chasing Horse facing new charges in Nevada, Montana

Nathan Chasing Horse

Chasing Horse in a Las Vegas court.

A grand jury in Nevada indicted Nathan Chasing Horse on 19 counts of criminal activity, expanding on his previous charges of sexual assault, trafficking and child abuse to include kidnapping, lewdness and drug trafficking.

Chasing Horse, 46, now faces charges in multiple jurisdictions, including the newest charges, laid on Feb. 22, by prosecutors at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.

Chasing Horse has been in custody in Las Vegas since he was arrested Jan. 31. The charges stem from alleged crimes dating back to 2012.

The actor from Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota portrayed Smiles A Lot in the 1990 movie Dances With Wolves.

As APTN previously reported, Nevada authorities say the alleged crimes date back to the early 2000s and span multiple states, including South Dakota, Montana and Nevada, where Chasing Horse has lived for a decade.

In early February, police in Tsuut’ina First Nation near Calgary, Alta., announced that they had filed for arrest warrants in connection with the Nevada offenses.

The more than 60-page arrest warrant from the Nevada police says at least two alleged victims cited are from the Tsuut’ina Nation and another is from the B.C. village of Keremeos, where a further sexual-assault charge was laid against Chasing Horse by the RCMP.

He has also been banned from several First Nations.

Tsuut’ina police have not responded to inquiries about the pending charges.

A Nevada court set bail at $300,000 for the former actor. Information from the North Las Vegas Court website says if Nathan Chasing Horse can post bail, he could be released on house arrest and would be electronically monitored.

He cannot have contact with the complainants or any minors.

With files from Canadian Press

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