Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Update: Violin teacher has ties to Lambton


The Chatham-Kent Police Service has arrested a retired male strings teacher for historical sexual offences involving school aged female children.

Claude Eric Trachy, 70 years, of Chatham has been charged with ten counts of sexual assault, five counts of sexual interference and two counts of sexual exploitation dating back to the early 1980’s. He has been released with conditions pending a future court date.

Trachy has had ties to Sarnia Lambton regarding his primary teaching of the violin and the viola.

Investigators want to ensure that there are no other victims. Anyone with information is urged to contact Constable Shawn MUNGAR of the Chatham Major Crime Unit at 519-436-6600 ext. 288 or via email at

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