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February 16, 1989
Peggy Ann Buckey, a former defendant in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, will resume her career as a special education teacher for the Anaheim-Union High School District in Orange County next week. Buckey, 32, will teach a small class of junior and senior high school students with learning and communication disorders at Trident Center, one of the district's alternative schools, Supt. Cynthia Grennan said.
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December 11, 1992 | MARK PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anaheim high school teacher Peggy Ann Buckey will receive more than $183,000 in back pay, interest and retirement benefits for the time she was on compulsory leave after being charged in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, a Los Angeles judge ruled Thursday. After a sensational trial, Buckey was acquitted of 14 charges of child molestation growing out of allegations leveled against her mother's Manhattan Beach preschool.
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January 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
A state commission narrowly decided today to allow Peggy Ann Buckey, a former defendant in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, to teach deaf and learning-disabled children. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing voted 7 to 6, with one abstention, to restore Buckey's teaching credential, following the opinion of an administrative law judge. There was no comment or debate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1992
A teacher acquitted of charges in the McMartin preschool molestation trial should receive back pay with interest for the time she was on compulsory leave to defend herself, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Thursday. Judge Robert O'Brien said the Anaheim Union High School District should pay $183,000 to Peggy Ann Buckey for time she was out of work.
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November 23, 1988 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Completing her third day on the witness stand, former McMartin Pre-School defendant Peggy Ann Buckey directly contradicted the testimony of a 13-year-old boy who had said that she, her mother and brother and others had molested him. Peggy Ann Buckey testified at the trial of her mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, 62, and her brother, Raymond Buckey, 30, that she did not even remember the child, who was one of her students in the late 1970s, before he testified against her at the preliminary hearing.
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January 6, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
An administrative law judge has recommended that Peggy Ann Buckey, a former defendant in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, be granted a teaching credential. Judge Ronald M. Gruen sharply criticized testimony offered by the state to connect her with child molestation charges. According to the finding released Thursday afternoon, Gruen said no cause exists for denying Buckey, 32, a credential because of her fitness to teach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1988 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Peggy Ann Buckey, a former defendant in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, heard herself described as both a victim and a lying child molester Thursday in the wind-up of a lengthy hearing to regain her teaching credential. It is expected to be weeks before Buckey, 32, will know which view of her--expressed by rival lawyers in their final arguments--has prevailed with Administrative Law Judge Roland E. Gruen, who presided at the hearing in the downtown State Office Building.
NEWS
December 11, 1986
Peggy Ann Buckey, 30, who no longer faces charges in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, has asked the state to renew her lapsed California teaching license so that she may work with handicapped children. Walter Taylor, head of the professional standards division of the state Commission on Teacher Credentialing, said Buckey applied for the renewal last April, three months after charges against her and four other McMartin defendants were dropped.
NEWS
December 30, 1986
Three former defendants in the McMartin Preschool molestation case cannot press their claims of false imprisonment and false arrest against Los Angeles County and the city of Manhattan Beach, Superior Court Judge Warren Deering ruled this morning. Lawyers for Virginia McMartin, Peggy Ann Buckey and Babette Spitler should have filed their claims within 100 days of their arrests in March, 1984, or sought an exemption to the limit within a year, Deering said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A parent in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case slandered three former teachers when he charged on national television that they participated in satanic rituals and lewd acts at the school, a Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday. But Superior Court Judge G. Keith Wisot awarded the teachers only $1 each, saying that they had not proved that their reputations were damaged or that parent Robert Currie set out to cause them emotional distress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991 | From Associated Press
A judge has refused to grant $223,000 in back pay to Anaheim teacher Peggy Ann Buckey, a former defendant in a child molestation trial that became the nation's longest and costliest criminal proceeding. Her attorney, John J. Wagner, said he would file an appeal. Buckey, a special education teacher at Anaheim High School, was reinstated and rehired in 1989 after a battle with the state Board of Education.
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March 27, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court, refusing to get involved in the McMartin preschool molestation case, Monday dismissed a suit which contended that child therapists violated the civil rights of two McMartin family members by publicizing initial reports of sex abuse at the Manhattan Beach school. The justices let stand a state court ruling which deemed child care workers in California absolutely immune from liability for investigating child abuse or reporting evidence to law enforcement authorities.
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February 8, 1990 | RICHARD BEENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three former McMartin Pre-School defendants filed a slander suit Wednesday against a Hermosa Beach man who has gone on the national talk show circuit charging that his son was molested at the school and demanding a retrial. The suit accuses Robert Currie, a former mortgage banker, of making a series of false, malicious and slanderous statements regarding preschool founder Virginia McMartin, her daughter, Peggy McMartin Buckey, and her granddaughter, Peggy Ann Buckey. James H.
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January 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Peggy McMartin Buckey, acquitted of molestion charges in the McMartin Pre-School case, filed a $1-million federal civil rights lawsuit today against Los Angeles County, the city of Manhattan Beach and others. "We are all good Christian people. I say that if it can happen to us, it can happen to you," Buckey said at a packed news conference called to announce the suit. "If it weren't for God, I'd never have been able to survive jail, where I was mentally and physically abused," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1989
Thumbs up to The Times ("A Return to Classroom for Buckey," March 2) for revealing the truth about how citizens really feel about Buckey's return to the classroom. The California Education Code states that a teacher teaching special education students must have "impeccable character and reputation." The image of Peggy Ann Buckey has been tainted, and she has lost the public trust. That's grounds for dismissal. Shame on the Anaheim school trustees for not protecting our children, our most precious asset.
NEWS
April 7, 1988
A Los Angeles judge refused to order the state to renew the teaching credential of a former defendant in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case. However, Superior Court Judge Miriam Vogel told a lawyer for the state Commission on Teaching Credentials that the panel has 60 days to hold a hearing on whether to recertify Peggy Ann Buckey, 31, who was charged in 1984 with eight counts of immoral conduct stemming from the alleged molestation of children at the Manhattan Beach preschool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1989
Thumbs up to The Times ("A Return to Classroom for Buckey," March 2) for revealing the truth about how citizens really feel about Buckey's return to the classroom. The California Education Code states that a teacher teaching special education students must have "impeccable character and reputation." The image of Peggy Ann Buckey has been tainted, and she has lost the public trust. That's grounds for dismissal. Shame on the Anaheim school trustees for not protecting our children, our most precious asset.
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