Grammy winner kept sex slave?
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 one of his adult students 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 of various types.”
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.