Grammy win­ner kept sex slave?

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS - — Brad Hunter

A Grammy Award-win­ning mu­sic teacher hit a sour note when he al­legedly turned one of his adult stu­dents into a sex slave.

Ivan Ham­p­den Jr., 60, was ar­rested Wed­nes­day at his John­ston County, N.C., home.

Cops say the two-time Grammy win­ner used prom­ises of fame and a lu­cra­tive singing ca­reer to force an adult stu­dent into sex­ual servi­tude.

He has been charged with five counts of sex­ual servi­tude and seven felony counts of dis­sem­i­nat­ing ob­scen­ity.

The New York na­tive has op­er­ated the Hamp­town Mu­sic In­sti­tute for al­most 20 years.

Ac­cord­ing to de­tec­tives, Ham­p­den may have be­gun keep­ing the woman as a sex slave not long af­ter he opened the busi­ness.

Dur­ing a four-year pe­riod start­ing in 2014, the al­leged vic­tim — a woman in her 50s — took singing lessons at Ham­p­den’s stu­dio.

He al­legedly tied her up in the busi­ness’ back room and recorded sex acts.

He then sent videos and im­ages of the sex acts to the vic­tim. She fi­nally re­vealed to a fam­ily mem­ber the abuse she was suf­fer­ing.

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