Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant at KISS bassist Gene Simmons‘ home Thursday. Authorities told CNN that the rocker and his family are not suspects in the case.
“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.”
The publicist added the police visit came in relation to a crime that might’ve occurred on Simmons’ property last year while he was on the road with KISS.
His wife Shannon Simmons thanked fans for support on Twitter following the search. “We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes,” she wrote Friday. “Law enforcement is on it.” She later added that readers should not forget to change their passwords.
Gene Simmons did not address fans directly, but did post numerous news stories about the incident on his Twitter account.