A child abuse prevention organisation has reportedly complained about the booking of Pete Townshend's band
However, Child AbuseWatch.net told the South Florida Sun Sentinel it objects to guitarist Pete Townshend performing with the band due to his 2003 arrest and police caution for accessing child pornography.
Founder and chief executive officer Evin Daly told the news source: “The Who is a great band. Pete Townshend is the only issue here.”
“UK police cleared him since he was doing research for a project on child abuse,” McCarthy is quoted as saying.
Townshend was cautioned and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years after he admitted using his credit card to look at a paedophile website for research into child abuse. The guitarist said at the time he was researching a book about his life.
He was cleared on a separate charge of possessing indecent pictures downloaded from the web.