Police in Los Angeles sent in agents with the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to search through KISS bass guitarist and co-lead singer Gene Simmons’ home, but clarified: The raid had nothing to do with the famous rocker family.
ABC 7 reported officers served a warrant at the Beverly Hills-area residence, without issuing any other information. The LAPD did confirm, however, Simmons and his family members weren’t suspected of any crimes.
A spokesperson for Simmons put out a statement about the incident, reported by ABC 7: “Members of the Los Angeles Police Department visited Mr. And Mrs. Simmons at their home to discuss a crime that may have occurred on their property last year while Mr. Simmons was away on tour with KISS. Neither Mr. Simmons nor any member of his family is a person of interest in the investigation and they are cooperating fully with the investigation. At this time, the police have requested that Mr. Simmons and his family not discuss the investigation publicly so as not to compromise it.”
Shannon Tweed Simmons sent out a tweet, expressing horror at the thought of her husband and family being used for “such heinous crimes,” without specifying or explaining further.
“Thanks for your support,” she tweeted. “We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it.”