When Carolyn was growing up, she says things were different. "This never happened that I was aware of before Warren took over. It used to be when the boys left the community, they were around 18 years old or older, and they were able to get a job and work," she says. "They left willingly and on their own."
Plural marriage also wasn't as prevalent. "Around the time I grew up, about 80 percent of the girls married boys their same age, and 20 percent went into plural marriages," she says. "That changed after Warren took over."
To keep young FLDS members from falling in love, Carolyn says Warren began sending away boys at a younger age...some as young as 14. "[He kept] the boys that were more obedient and passive that he could put on construction jobs and use as a labor source," she says.
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