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Townshend Breaks Child Porn Silence

The Who band member Pete Townshend is finally speaking out about child pornography nine years after he was cautioned by police and placed on a sex offenders' registry. The vocalist and guitarist says he never fought for his innocence in court because he was afraid of the legal repercussions and the media’s reaction. “If I’d had a gun I would have shot myself, just to escape the lynching,” Townshend said. The trouble started for the rocker after he paid to access a site labeled “child porn” in 1999. In his new autobiography, Townshend also reveals that he himself may have been mistreated as a child.

September 30, 2012 7:27 AM