Music Teacher Charged With Sexual Servitude

A Clayton music teacher is facing charges he used promises of a singing career to force one of his adult students into sexual servitude.

60-year-old Ivan Hampden Jr. was arrested Wednesday without incident at his home in Clayton and is being held on a $200,000 secured bond in the Johnston County Jail.

Hampden owns and operates the Hamptown Music Institute at 104 S. Barbour Street in Downtown Clayton.

Over a four year period from 2014 to August of this year, the victim, in her 50’s, took singing lessons at this location. During some of those lessons, investigators allege Hampden would tie up the woman into a back room of the business and record sex acts of various types with the woman.  Some of the video and images were later sent to the victim. She recently revealed the information to a family member who helped her come forward to police.

Clayton Police have seized several computers and other evidence from the suspect’s home and business which investigators say are consistent with the sex acts described by the victim.

Hampden is charged with five counts of sexual servitude and seven felonies for disseminating obscenity.

At this time, Clayton Police detectives have no evidence of other victims. The investigation is ongoing.