Buckey, Peggy McMartin
1926 - Buckey, Peggy McMartin was born.
- She had opened a preschool on the main drag and hired members of her family and church to help build and run it. Her daughter, Peggy Buckey, 59, was the administrator.
1983 - according to Debbie Nathan and Michael Snedeker in Satan's Silence, a woman named Judy Johnson dropped off her two-year-old son Matthew at the daycare center. They center was full and had already told Johnson so when she called, but she left him there in the yard anyway. There was discord among the staff whether to accept him, but ultimately they did. It would be the single most regrettable act they would ever do.
- On the 11th of August, she examined Matthew in the morning and he seemed okay. However, when he returned home from the preschool, she claimed, his anus was red and itchy. She did not associate it with his diarrhea. Instead, she began to perceive something more nefarious: She believed that Ray Buckey, the only male teacher at the school, was abusing her son.
1984 - In March, Virginia McMartin, Peggy McMartin Buckey, Ray Buckey, Ray's sister, Peggy Ann Buckey, and teachers Mary Ann Jackson, Bette Raidor, and Babette Spitler were charged with 208 counts of child abuse.
2000 - Buckey, Peggy McMartin died.
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