Published Aug 21, 2015Kiss bassist Gene Simmons' Los Angeles home was searched this week as part of an investigation into an online crime case involving children, but authorities have said that the rocker and his family are not considered suspects.
A search warrant was served to Simmons yesterday (August 20) by the Los Angeles Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Though details are slim, Lt. John Jenal issued a statement explaining that "No members of the Simmons family are suspects in the case and were extremely cooperative."
While police have not explained the reason for the investigation in full, a representative for the Kiss member has suggested that an online crime was committed on the Beverly Hills property last year, when Simmons was on tour. Police have asked the family not to discuss the matter in public, so as to not compromise the investigation.
Simmons' wife Shannon Tweed did, however, take to Twitter to note that the family are "horrified" over the situation.
Thanks for your support. We couldn't be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it.— Mrs ShannonTSimmons (@shannonleetweed) August 21, 2015
A second tweet suggested a security breach of their home internet service, as she wrote: "don't forget to change your passwords!!"