Home of KISS Rocker Gene Simmons Searched by Child Crimes Unit, Family Not Suspects
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched the home of legendary KISS member Gene Simmons’ home on Thursday.
But authorities said that the family members are not suspects.
“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,” Simmons’ publicist said in a statement.
“At this time, the police have requested that Mr. Simmons and his family not discuss the investigation publicly so as not to compromise it.”
A representative for Simmons said that police “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,” according to NBC News.
Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed, tweeted her gratitude for the support by fans.
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
Goodnight and don't forget to change your passwords!!— Mrs ShannonTSimmons (@shannonleetweed) August 21, 2015
Tweed did not say what crime may have occurred at their home.
Their daughter, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, posted on Twitter:
Thanks for your support. We are horrified that someone used our parents residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on the case.— Sophie Tweed-Simmons (@SophieTSimmons) August 21, 2015
Simmons did not address fans directed but posted links to numerous news stories on Twitter.
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