It's one thing to look happy, quite another thing to actually be happy.
I assume that at least one woman wasn't happy. To bring pimping charges against the leader would have required at least one woman to come forward.
I had a friend who worked for the Forest Service back during those years, who had a vague interest in Christianity, but he didn't talk about it all that much. One day, his brother showed up with a Volkswagen Van and a mixed group of hippy types, both male and female. It was part of a larger group of Jesus Freaks who had another commune some place in Oregon, and he quit his job and left with them. He didn't officially quit, he just didn't show up for work on Monday. He did the Jesus thing of leaving his world possessions behind, including his paycheck and his car. He told me I could have his car, although I didn't take him up on it, as it would mean transferring of title, and you can't just give away a car without transferring title, even if it's for religious reasons.
Before he left, he explained that the group had devoted their lives to Jesus, and then free and uncommitted sex in in the group was part of the lifestyle. He was pleased with the idea of lots of sex. That was his expectation, probably played up by his brother, although from my experience, sex is seldom "free or uncommitted", at least most of the time.
I never heard from again, so I don't know how it all worked out. A coworker of his did call me asking if I knew where he was so they could send him his final paycheck, but I couldn't help. His coworker was also a confirmed and well known fundamentalist around town, and when I told him Ray had left with his brother to become a Christian, it was met with approval, and the rest of the conversation was about how the coworker hoped that Ray had found one of the Pentecostal religions, which was apparently the only firm foundation on which to build a solid commitment to Christianity.
I never knew what happened to his paycheck or his car. His car sat in the parking lot of the ranger station for a month or so, and then disappeared. Maybe he came back and got it. I don't know.