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    Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:31:23

    Pete Townshend Finally Speaks About Pedophilia Scandal - It happened back in 2003

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    The Who guitar god Pete Townshend has spoken out about the child pornography scandal he dealt with in 2003. It was rather embarrassing for the rock legend.

    He said that he was working on investigating child pornography and that his desire to do so was a product of "white knight syndrome, an attempt to be seen to be the one that's helping," he said, according to the NME.com

    "I had experienced something creepy as a child, so you imagine: what if I was a girl of nine or 10 and my uncle had raped me every week? I felt I had an understanding and I could help," he continued. So his actions had good intentions, but look at where those often lead? He was trying to do good and got himself in a big mess of trouble.

    Townshend - who is the founder of sexual abuse charity Double O - paid a £7 charge to a child pornography site, which he canceled immediately, and that he did so in order to expose the financial chain of child abuse from Russian orphanages.

    However, police discovered the files and he was placed on the sex offenders register for five years after he admitted to breaking the law. He should have let the cops know what he was doing instead of going rogue, which got him in trouble.

    He realizes the error of his ways now, saying, "What I did was insane." He never spoke out "because there was no sense of 'truth will out.' I've had the misfortune to read online comments where I've been judged as a pedophile because I've got a big nose."

    Pete was just tryin' to help.

    What is your favorite The Who song?

    —Katie Sheehan
    10.03.12



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