The women say they were regularly beaten, starved and raped while living as child brides.
“I was terrified that if I didn’t do what I was supposed to do when he told me to do it — no matter what it was — I’m going to hell,” Eddy told PEOPLE.
Alamo first began preaching in the 1960s in Los Angeles, initially spreading a message of peace and salvation with his wife Susan. Years later, after Susan’s death, Alamo went on to construct himself as a prophet of God and promoted polygamy and marrying young girls.
As news.com.au reports, disturbing audio in the documentary includes Alamo’s assertion that “puberty is consent”.
“When a woman reaches puberty, she, according to God, is able to be married,” he is reported as saying in the clip.
Rodriguez and Eddy were finally rescued from the cult in 2008 when Alamo was charged with 10 counts of interstate transportation of minors for illicit sexual purposes. In 2017, he died in federal prison at age 82.
Today, Rodriguez and Eddy still suffer panic attacks and post-traumatic stress after their horror upbringing.
“I don’t think it will ever be easy," Rodriguez admits. “There are things that are out of my control, like recurring nightmares. There is nothing I can do to make it go away, but I try my hardest.”
People Magazine Investigates: Cults premieres on June 4 (9 p.m. ET) on Investigation Discovery.