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A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous girls has faced a judge for the first time since his arrest. After a brief hearing Thursday, the judge ordered Nathan Chasing Horse held without bail until his next court hearing Monday. The 46-year-old faces sex trafficking, sexual assault and child abuse charges. Clark County prosecutors have not said when he will be formally charged. At his next hearing, another judge is expected to address his custody status and could set bail after hearing from prosecutors, FBI agents, victims and Chasing Horse's relatives. He is known for his role as a young Sioux tribe member in the Oscar-winning Kevin Costner film.

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Philadelphia Eagles reserve offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges that stem from an incident in Ohio just over three years ago. The NFL on Wednesday put the rookie who has played just four snaps this season on the commissioner’s exempt list. That means he can’t practice, play or travel with the Eagles as they prepares for the Super Bowl. A grand jury indicted Sills earlier this week. His attorney said Wednesday that the allegations are false. Sills is due in court on Feb. 16, four days after the Eagles are to play Kansas City in the Super Bowl.

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Las Vegas police have arrested former actor Nathan Chasing Horse at his home after uncovering what they describe as two decades of sexual assault and human trafficking allegations. Chasing Horse is known for his role in the Oscar-winning Kevin Costner film “Dances With Wolves.” Police say he built a reputation for himself among tribes across the United States and Canada as a so-called medicine man and used his position to abuse young Native American girls. Chasing Horse is accused of sexually assaulting girls as young as 13 and taking wives as young as 15. Police say the assaults occurred in multiple states, including Nevada, and in Canada. No lawyer was immediately listed for him Tuesday in court records.

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Victims of sexual assault in West Virginia may soon have an easier time finding health care providers to conduct forensic examinations and collect rape kits. A bill passed by the state Senate on Monday would require all hospitals with emergency rooms to have staff trained to conduct the examinations, which are used to collect evidence used by law enforcement. Republican Sen. Michael Maroney said that currently, some sexual assault victims have to travel hours to receive an examination. There are only a few hospitals in northern West Virginia with personnel who are properly trained to collect evidence from rape victims.

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China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to roll back harsh anti-virus restrictions. The popular Sina Weibo social media platform says it addressed over 12,800 violations including attacks on experts, scholars and medical workers and issued temporary or permanent bans on 1,120 accounts. The ruling Communist Party has largely relied on the medical community to justify its tough lockdowns, quarantine measures and mass testing, almost all of which it abruptly abandoned last month. It led to a further surge in cases that have stretched medical resources to the limit. The party allows no direct criticism and imposes strict limits on free speech.

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