Townsend is one of my heroes, has been since I first saw The Who onstage in 1969, the same tour as the Live at Leeds album came from.
Before that I'd got one of the early albums with "Uncle Ernie" on it, and that track always made me feel uncomfortable, as though 'they knew' all about me.
Signing up for child porn and using a credit card is stupidity beyond my comprehension, who thinks that credit cards are untraceable ?
Well, just look at this list of people who thought they could get away with it, and marvel at the amount of supposedly educated people on it! http://www.survivorsswindon.com/ore.htm
I believe Townsend is a survivor, and that his excuse of "doing research" might have some truth in it, but whatever the truth is his reputation suffered badly, so why the hell has he made it worse by writing this 'story'? - which I haven't read.
Survivors DO express themselves in strange and mysterious ways at times, and I'm no different.
Some of my early journal entries are very graphic, and when I read them now I can see the progression within a particular piece that goes from being de>