On August 20, Gene Simmons’ Los Angeles home was raided by the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. While officials insisted that the 65-year-old lead singer of KISS and his family were not suspects in the case, the real target of their investigation remains unknown, reports the Los Angeles Times.
One LAPD official, Mike Lopez, explained that the police went to the rock star’s house on Thursday morning with a search warrant for the place. A Simmons family spokesperson informed NBC that police wanted to discuss a crime that might have occurred at their residence while the musician was on tour back in 2014.
It was also revealed that while none of the family members is actually a person of interest in the case, they are all cooperating 100% with the investigation. Officials have also requested them to keep details under wraps so as to not compromise the ongoing investigation.
Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed, took to Twitter to express her gratitude for the support they received and also added, “We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes.” Her son, Nick, simply retweeted her post, while her daughter, Sophie, wrote something almost identical.
“Gene Simmons’ Home Searched By Police,” Female First web site, August 21, 2015; http://goo.gl/zh0g0S.