“UK: Former ministers reported to be under investigation in same operation which embroiled rock star Pete Townshend.” [Guardian Unlimited]
Pete Townshend (of The Who) said he did use his credit card to join a child porn website but that he was doing it for research purposes and is opposed to child porn. Uh, huh.
(Added later) This just in:
“Rock star Pete Townshend of The Who has been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, police said Monday.
Scotland Yard announced that a 57-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of making and possessing indecent images of children and of incitement to distribute indecent images of children”
Police, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the suspect was Townshend. He has not been charged with a crime, which would come later under the British legal system. “
Townshend said a few days back he may have been molested when he was 5-6 years old, hence the references to child molestation in Tommy, the rock opera by The Who.
Note that he has been charged with making and incitment to distribute these images, something which goes far beyond his claim he merely joined one site to do “research”.