Netflix Documentary on Infamous FLDS Cult Which Abused Young Girls Includes Local Officials


SAN ANGELO- A new Netflix documentary about FLDS Cult leader Warren Jeffs at a religious compound near Eldorado features San Angelo and Eldorado.

The documentary titled “Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey” looks at the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the hundreds of girls he abused and also features never-before-seen archival footage of the compound and temple in Schleicher county and San Angelo. 

The documentary’s synopsis reads:

In 2008, a dramatic raid at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in West Texas generated attention around the world, as law enforcement agents uncovered stunning evidence of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse and took 400+ children into custody.

The series dropped on Netfilx on June 8, 2022, and each of the four episodes runs about 45 minutes long.

Warren Jeffs was convicted on two counts of sexual assault of a child on August 9, 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years.

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey also features Tom Green County Sheriff Nick Hanna and other San Angelo area officials.

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