Pete Townshend has issued a public statement denying being a pedophile after his name was linked with a police Internet porn inquiry. But The Who guitarist and song-writer did admit studying child pornography for research into a campaign against it. He told reporters on Saturday that he told police what he was doing. He said, “I am not a pedophile. I think pedophilia is appalling. To fight against pedophilia, you have to know what’s out there. I have been involved in a campaign against pedophilia on the internet but it fizzled out.” Read more.