The Los Angeles home of Gene Simmons, KISS’ bass guitarist, was searched on Thursday. Authorities report that the rock star and his family are not considered to be suspects.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Lt. John Jenal, the division that executed the warrant is referred to as The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which investigates crimes involving child predators who may lure children or be involved in child pornography.
“No members of the Simmons family are suspects in the case and were extremely cooperative,” he said.
Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, took to Twitter to thank fans for their support, as well as express the family’s shock at the events that took place in their home.
“We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes,” she tweeted. “Law enforcement is on it.”
No details have been provided about the “heinous crime” from law enforcement or the Simmons family.
Gene Simmons’ publicist, Cheyanne Baker, confirmed that the alleged crime may have occurred on the family’s property last year, while the KISS co-founder was away on tour.
Baker released a statement explaining that the authorities have asked that the Simmons family not discuss the case at hand in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation.
The family and their house previously starred in their own A&E reality show, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” documenting the life of the 69-year-old with his wife and two children.
Their home is located in Benedict Canyon near Beverly Hills.