Police file sex charges against North Carolina music teacher

December 06, 2018 - 5:59 pm

CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have accused a Grammy Award-winning music teacher of using promises of a singing career to force a female student into sexual servitude.

Clayton police said in a news release Thursday 60-year-old Ivan Hampden Jr. was arrested at his home. He's charged with sexual servitude and disseminating obscenity.

Investigators say Hampden tied up the woman in a back room of his music school and recorded various sex acts, then sent video recordings and images of the acts to the victim. Police said the victim told a family member who helped her come forward.

Hampden is jailed on a $200,000 secured bond. It's not known if he has an attorney.

Hampden won his Grammy Awards in 2004 for his work on performances by Luther Vandross and Beyonce.

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