The Who’s Pete Townshend Talks Child Pornography
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Remember when Pete Townshend of The Who got done up on charges for child pornography back in 2003? Maybe you don’t.
- Pete Townshend of The Who was one of 3,744 people arrested in UK as part of a nationwide police crackdown on internet perverts.
- Pete Townshend of The Who was cautioned and put on sex offenders’ register for five years.
- Pete Townshend of The Who was abused himself as as child, according to his auto-biography.
Pete Townshend claimed he had done so ‘purely to see what was there’ as part of a research project. The investigation took 4 months to complete, and on that registry list he went. Speaking to The Times about the charges, he said: “I knew that all I had to write was the truth. But what I did was insane.” Pete Townshend said he had wanted to demonstrate that child abuse and pornography had financial roots everywhere from Russian orphanages to British banks.