Caught Up In the Web

Why was Pete Townshend looking at Internet child porn?

The first song Pete Townshend ever wrote for the Who was called I Can't Explain. The title seemed particularly apt last week, after police in London questioned him for 80 minutes on suspicion of possessing child pornography taken from the Internet. Actually, Townshend insists that he can explain. One of rock's great human conundrums--aggressive softy, poetic guitar buster--Townshend has admitted that he once used his credit card to enter a child-porn site. But he maintains that he went there only because he is researching pedophilia for his autobiography, a book that he says will deal with his suspicion that he was...

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