According to CNN.com, detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant Thursday at the home of Gene Simmons, but the KISS bassist/vocalist and his family are not considered suspects.
“No one in the the Simmons family is a suspect in this investigation,” police said in a statement.
Authorities did not provide additional information, citing an ongoing investigation.
A representative for Simmons confirmed to KTLA in a statement that police came to the family’s home Thursday “to discuss a crime that may have occurred on their property last year while Simmons was away on tour with KISS.”
The statement read in full: “Today (August 20, 2015) 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.”
On her Facebook page, Simmons‘s wife Shannon wrote: “OMG this is one crazy day update: all of our iPhones iPads and computers are cleared. Now the real investigation can start !” She added on Twitter: “We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it.”
The Benedict Canyon, California home in question was seen on the reality show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”, which aired from 2006 to 2012.