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Old 03-10-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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Pete Townshend is innocent!

www.thisislondon.co.uk

Pete Townshend is innocent. A lot of media hype surrounded Townshend when he was arrested a few months back on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Even though Pete insisted he was innocent, that he was as horrified as anyone that child pornography existed, many media personalities, news publications, and everyday people alike quickly jumped to conclusions, and assumed that he was guilty, that Pete Townshend was a pedophile. Well, hes not, and hes been cleared. However, I highly doubt his innocence will make much noise in the mainstream media, so, Im asking all of you to cut and paste this post, and email it to everyone you know. Kind of a grassroots movement to get the word out that Pete is innocent. So please, help him out and pass this along. It would be a shame if his reputation was tarnished by something that isnt true. LONG LIVE THE WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Pete Townshend to be 'given a caution'
10 March 2003

Rock star Pete Townshend will not be prosecuted for possessing child pornography, it was reported today.

The Who guitarist, 57, is expected to get a formal police caution, after insisting he accessed a child porn website as part of a research project into the horrors of the paedophile trade.

Sources say the decision came after detailed examinations of computers seized during a raid at his Richmond home.

Insiders say it now appears "highly unlikely" he will face a court appearance. Townshend's credit-card details had appeared among 7,272 names handed to police by the US Postal Inspection Service.

The charges he had faced - of possessing, making and incitement to distribute indecent images of children - could have led to up to five years in jail.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/a...ning%20Standar
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Old 03-10-2003, 06:05 PM   #2
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it really sucks that his name got drug through the mud so badly with the child porn suspicions. i always believed he was innocent. i'm glad to hear he's being cleared of all the charges. however, even though he's been proven innocent, you know now any time the who or pete townhend is brought up, someone will most likely bring up this thing.
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I'm glad he's been cleared. I didn't think he did anything wrong. Some people will probably keep on dragging his name through the mud, but they're the hardened cynics anyway. I'm just glad I was right. Long live the Who, indeed!
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Long live the Who... I didn't think he would do something so out of character... I don't know him personally, but I had a sense things would pan out for him...

Time for a Who/U2 tour...wahoo!
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I'm glad all of this will be put to rest.

You have no idea how glad.

I'm not surprised by this news. I always knew he was only guilty of poor judgement.
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the kids are allright.
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Rock is dead they say... long live rock!
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i can finally play the who again...
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The media doesnt pump it up big time though. Interesting.

I could play the Who anytime, I can play MJ too, or whoever. Like said in another thread, artist isnt art. I respect art.
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The media doesnt pump it up big time though. Interesting.

I could play the Who anytime, I can play MJ too, or whoever. Like said in another thread, artist isnt art. I respect art.
Good point. My dad is an opera nut and loves Wagner, even though he despises Wagner's proto-Nazi politics. You can think Artist X is a and love their music.
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