Music teacher accused of sexual servitude
A two-time Grammy Award-winning music teacher in Clayton is accused of using promises of a singing career “to force one of his adult students into sexual servitude,” according to police.
Ivan Hampden Jr., 60, was arrested Wednesday at his Johnston County home, Clayton police said in a news release Thursday. He was charged with five counts of sexual servitude and seven felony counts of disseminating obscenity.
Hampden owns and operates the Hamptown Music Institute at 104 S. Barbour St. in downtown Clayton. A native of New York, he has lived in Clayton for nearly 20 years, according to the Town of Clayton, which featured him on its website when the business opened in 2014.
Investigators say over a four year period, from 2014 through August of this year, a woman in her 50s took singing lessons at the Hamptown Music Institute, where Hampden tied up the student in a back room of the business and videoed “sex acts of various types with the woman.”
The woman recently revealed the information to a family member who helped her to come forward to police, according to the news release.
He is being held at the Johnston County jail, baill set at $200,000.