Jeff Warren lived a very colorful life, even if all those colors were moistened by the tears of so many people. Being the leader of this polygamous cult, yes, that is the primary interest of this group, Jeff Warren is himself twisted while his impact on so many people is astonishing. His rise in power also translated to his stature to keep 20 wives. By the time he was convicted and put behind the bars, he had more than 78 wives with one legal wife beside them.
Netflix has just released a documentary, on June 8th, named Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey, which will have four episodes in total. The show reveals how the leaders exerted their power upon the members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). Warren Jeff being the center of all the drama, kept on enjoying the privileges he received. FLDS is an extremist group with a radical polygamist approach toward life.
FLDS sect had broken off with a more traditional Mormon Church almost a century ago. It is still situated on the Arizona-Utah border. The place is also known as the ‘The Creek’. Under Jeff Warren’s leadership, he reigned over the church and supported underage marriage in the whole community. And what is the best way to push this agenda ahead except for relying on something unquestionable like religion? He has been convicted of two felony charges of sexual conduct with minors. His rapist personality also came to the forefront along with this, with two rape counts, from the earlier years. He was sentenced to life in prison with twenty more years on top of it.
Who is the Leader of FLDS Now?
Well, this question is an obvious one to pop up in everyone’s heads. And the answer is, Jeff. He still fully controls FLDS while in jail. One of his daughters, Rachel Jeffs revealed this in the 2018 docuseries Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil. Jeff’s family is allowed to visit him in prison and he is also permitted to write letters and send them to certain approved contacts. Though, authorities have claimed that they think he could be sending out secret coded messages to his followers, and also using the visits of his many brothers to give them directions as to how to keep the organization running.
The Extended Torture of Jeff Warren
Furthermore, the followers of FLDS paid a monthly fee of $500 to $1000 to the church, however it’s not clear whether Warren kept the money directly or not. It was necessary for the members to keep Warren happy, otherwise they could lose their homes, jobs, and even the community.
It was only in 2011 that Jeffs’ trial finally took place where he represented himself. He was declared guilty on two counts of sexually assaulting a child on August 9, 2011. His reality is more complicated than the trial made it look out to be. The cult following in this day and age of scientific advancement and temperament is a fearful sight to behold and absolutely disparaging to the concept of rearing kids into this world