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The Who’s Pete Townshend: child porn arrest, my life has been saved

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The Who’s Pete Townshend has said that child abuse photos, drug saved his life as it led him to the discovery that he had cancer.

The guitarist, Townshend, 74, admitted to using his credit card to a sick website in 2003, although he has downloaded any images.

He was given a police caution and put in the Sex Offenders Register for five years — that is to say that he was just trying to prove that the banks were complicit with the terrible online paedophile networks.

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He told the Mail On Sunday: “Just for the record, my arrest was probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me. It’s probably saved my life.”

Townshend explained that he had been delayed by a bowel cancer check, until the police raided his house.

He added: “While I was waiting for the police to have to go through any of my computers, so I decided to have a long delayed colonoscopy. The doctor showed me the one. He said: “it would have killed you within six months. So it sort of saved my life.”

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Pete Townshend of The Who arrives at the john f. john f. kennedy Airport on Feb. 29, 2019 in New York City. Not so, says to his child pornography arrest that led to his colon cancer diagnosis that saved his life.
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Townshend, who has survived the abuse of a child, said the stigma of his brush with the law, it still haunts him.

He added: “It’s something that I think about it, a lot of them. I am very much involved in the support of charitable organizations that have to deal with the consequences of the sexual abuse of children, including those who are to be photographed. So, no, I don’t think that it’s over.”

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Townshend and the Who front man, Roger Daltrey, 75, which are the only remaining founding member of the 60’s superstar of the group.

Drummer Keith Moon died of a drug overdose in 1978 aged 32, and bass player John Entwistle had a fatal heart attack in 2002 at the age of 57.

The band is due to the release of a new album, with the title of “to Whom” — the following month.

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This article was originally published in The Sun.

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