American child abuse campaigners demand Pete Townshend be treated as a sex offender before The Who play at the Superbowl

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Anti-child abuse campaigners are demanding that rock star Pete Townshend be treated as a sex offender when he plays at next year's Superbowl concert in America. They want the guitarist of The Who to provide DNA samples and fingerprints and to pose for a police mug shot before being allowed to perform during the half-time show of America's biggest sporting event. The Protect Our Children group had called for Townshend to be stopped from entering the country because of his 2003 child porn arrest. [...] Florida state law says anyone with a sex offender background must register with police and provide fingerprints, DNA samples and a mugshot.

source: Artcicle 'American child abuse campaigners demand Pete Townshend be treated as a sex offender before The Who play at the Superbowl'; www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1239024/Pete-Townshend-treated-sex-offender-The-Who-play-Superbowl.html; Daily Mail; 29 December 2009